Thursday, October 3, 2019

Alec Baldosser Passed the Actuarial FM Exam

Alec Baldosser (Senior) passed the Society of Financial Mathematics (FM) Exam on August 2019. Congratulations, Alec Baldosser.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Drop - In Tutoring Fall 2019


Mathematics & Computer Science
Drop-In Tutoring Schedule Fall 2019
September 3 – December 5 _____________________________________________
Room 219 Kettering

Elementary Statistics – Math 208
            Mondays                   7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
            Tuesdays                  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
            Wednesdays             7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
            Thursdays                 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Discrete Math I – Math 223
            Tuesdays                   7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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Simply go in and meet with the tutor as long as you need.

AU provides these tutoring services for free!

Please see your professor first for help!!!

Renee Lucas Accepts a Job Offer

The Computer Science major, Renee Lucas is a senior. She has received and accepted a job offer from FirstEnergy for the position of Transport Specialist I on the WAN Networking Team. This is the same team that she has been working with since last summer through an internship. The team supports multiple different Wide Area Networking Technologies that provide communications between different remote locations including DWDM, Microwave, MPLS and the Smart Meter Project (AMI), in addition to some substation communication technologies like IP SCADA.

Renee Lucas is excited to return to work with the same team she completed her internship with after her graduation from AU with a Computer Science degree in May, 2020.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The Math and Computer Science Department Suffered a Great Loss


On August 30, 2019, Dr. Iyad Ajwa, Professor of Computer Science, passed away after a battle with cancer. Services for Dr. Ajwa were held the same afternoon at the Al Noor Mosque in Columbus, Oho. He is greatly missed in the department and at Ashland University.

Dr. Ajwa joined Ashland University as an Assistant Professor in 1997 and was devoted to our institution. He was a beloved teacher having been nominated twice for the prestigious Taylor Teaching Award. Dr. Ajwa was the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright Award for the 2013-2014 academic year during which he taught and conducted research at Umm Al-Qura University in Saudi Arabia. In 2005-06 he was granted a Senior Study Leave to teach at Abu Dhabi University. Dr. Ajwa's scholarly record includes numerous peer-reviewed articles, grants and contributed papers. He served as Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (2014-2019) and recently developed the curricula for two new majors:  cyber security and software design and development. The entire academic community joins the entire Ashland University community in mourning his loss.  Please keep Dr. Ajwa's wife, Nadia, and sons, Ismaeil and Omar, in your prayers.

We continue to remember him with great fondness.

Jonathan Meredith Participated in a Summer Cyber Security REU

Jonathan Meredith
Jonathan Meredith participated in a Cyber Security REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) at North Dakota State University over the summer 2019.

Congratulations, Jonathan Meredith.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Dr. Christopher N. Swanson, Mathematics Received the Meritourios Service Award

Dr. Christopher N. Swanson received the Meritorious Service Award in Recognition for his outstanding service to the Ohio Section of Mathematical Association of America.

Dr. Swanson received the award at the mathematical Association of America's MathFest Conference held July 31 to Aug. 3 in Cincinnati, Ohio. To see more about this, here is the link to the citation: https://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/pdf/awards/MathFest2019/MSAward_Swanson.pdf

The Ohio Section's nomination of Dr. Swanson noted that he has been actively involved at the national and sectional level, serving as president of the Ohio Section for two years, serving as co-coordinator for Ohio NExt (a professional development program for new math faculty) for 12 years, serving on the Committee on Student Members for eight year's and presenting multiple invited national MAA panel discussions and Ohio NExT workshops.

Dr. Swanson joined Ashland University faculty in 1999. He will be serving as chair of AU's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in the upcoming academic year. He previously served, for 12 years, as the University's Honors Program Director.

Monday, July 29, 2019

VEE Requirements Approval

Math 318 has been approved as a VEE (Validation by Education Experience) Course and is now listed in the VEE directory. Students can now complete all three of the current VEE Requirements at Ashland University.

"The VEE requirement is jointly sponsored by the Society of Actuaries (SOA), Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA). There are three VEE topics: Economics, Corporate Finance and Applied Statistical Methods" (https://www.beanactuary.org/study/?fa=vee-requirements).