## Monday, July 10, 2017

### Joel Moseman Passed Another Actuarial Exam

Joel Moseman ('15) passed the Actuarial Science Exam S in May 2017. It was his first attempt and his official score was a 7. Congratulations, Joel.

## Thursday, June 29, 2017

### Math and Computer Science 2017 Outstanding Students

The 2017 Math and Computer Science Department's Honors Reception was held on April 26, 2017. Students were awarded for a GPA of 3.5 in their Math and Computer Science courses. In addition, there were outstanding student awards, graduates, scholarship recipients, honor society inductees, officers and graduates, ACM officers, MAA officers, presentations, participation and student worker recognition. Congratulations to all students who were awarded and recognized.

The following students were chosen to receive outstanding awards for their grade level.

Outstanding Sophomores Emily Martin, Nathan Ahrens, Jessica Shrider |

Outstanding Juniors Brady Douglas, Emily Law, Michael Woode |

Outstanding Seniors Daniel Griffith, Ryan Bastian, Michael Byndas, Linda Morales and Grace McCourt |

The following students were chosen to receive outstanding awards for their excellence in the classroom (Calculus, Discrete Mathematics and Introductory Computer Programming).

Carpenter Award for Outstanding Calculus Student - Tyler Tokos (Not pictured: Logan pottorf) |

Wendling Award for Outstanding Discrete Mathematics Student - Kelly Luck |

Poorman Award for Outstanding Introductory Computer Programming Student - Renee Lucas and Branden Barber. (Not pictured: Garrett Rangel) |

### 2017 Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Computer Science) New Inductees and Graduates

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) is an international honor society for the computing and information disciplines. UPE is the first and only existing international honor society the computing and information disciplines. The mission of UPE is to recognize academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the computing and information disciplines. Sophomore, junior and senior computer science majors who meet the eligibility requirements are invited to join this prestigious honorary.

The following students were inducted into Upsilon Pi Epsilon in 2017: Nathan Ahrens, Michael Cowan, Brady Douglas, Daniel Griffith.

Daniel Griffth graduated in 2017 and was a member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon.

2017 Upsilon Pi Epsilon New Inductees |

The following students were inducted into Upsilon Pi Epsilon in 2017: Nathan Ahrens, Michael Cowan, Brady Douglas, Daniel Griffith.

Daniel Griffth graduated in 2017 and was a member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon.

### 2017 Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics) New Inductees and Graduates

Pi Mu Epsilon is the national mathematics honorary society. The purpose of the society is to promote scholarly activity in mathematics among the students in academic institutions. Sophomore, junior and senior mathematics majors and minors who meet the eligibility requirements are invited to join this prestigious honorary.

The following students were inducted into Pi Mu Epsilon in 2017: Brady Douglas, Dominic Giunta, Daniel Griffith, Elizabeth Kidd, Emily Law, Jessica Shrider and Michael Woode. The faculty advisor for the 2016-2017 academic year was Dr. Gordon Swain.

The following students graduated in 2017 and were members of Pi Mu Epsilon Honor Society: Ryan Bastian, Michael Byndas, Daniel Griffith, Michael Hudec, Grace McCourt, Linda Morales, Alexandria Sandwisch, Susanne Silvernail, and Rebecca Stettin.

2017 Pi Mu Epsilon New Inductees Not Pictured: Dominic Giunta |

The following students were inducted into Pi Mu Epsilon in 2017: Brady Douglas, Dominic Giunta, Daniel Griffith, Elizabeth Kidd, Emily Law, Jessica Shrider and Michael Woode. The faculty advisor for the 2016-2017 academic year was Dr. Gordon Swain.

2017 Pi Mu Epsilon Math/CS Graduates Not Pictured: Michael Hudec and Alexandria Sandwisch |

The following students graduated in 2017 and were members of Pi Mu Epsilon Honor Society: Ryan Bastian, Michael Byndas, Daniel Griffith, Michael Hudec, Grace McCourt, Linda Morales, Alexandria Sandwisch, Susanne Silvernail, and Rebecca Stettin.

### AU Actuarial Program Receives UCAP Designation

Ashland University’s Actuarial Program is one of only 4 private institutions from Ohio, and one of only 13 overall from Ohio, with a Universities and Colleges with Actuarial Programs (UCAP) designation. UCAPwebsite.

### Math/CS Student News

What are some of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department students doing?

**Nathan Ahrens**- Ahrens a Computer Science major is completing an internship with the IT Department at Ashland University. He is also working on a research project entitled "Visualizing Binary Search Trees Using C++ and QT. His faculty mentor for this project is Dr. Iyad Ajwa.**Emily Law**- Law a Mathematics and Physics major is doing research with a research group at the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, that uses lasers to trap and cool nanoparticles.**Kelly Fullin**- Fullin a Mathematics and Computer Science major is doing research in the field of neuroscience at Ohio Wesleyan University.**Michael Woode**- Woode a Mathematics and Computer Science major is working on a research project entitled "How to be Good at Golf." His faculty mentor for this project is Dr. Chris Swanson.**Grace McCourt**- McCourt graduated from Ashland University in May 2017 with a double major in Integrated Mathematics and Mathematics. She has been accepted and will attend Miami University's two year Masters in Mathematics Program. She was also offered and assistanship with Miami University, which she has accepted. She will begin her masters and assistanship Fall 2017.## Thursday, May 25, 2017

### PSG Recognized for Correct Solutions

The Ashland University Problem Solving group was recognized for submitting correct solutions to the Spring 2017 Pi Mu Epsilon Journal for Problems 1323 and 1325.

**Kyle Puhl**was the primary author for Problem 1323 and

**Kelly Fullin**was the primary author for Problem 1325.

Way to go PSG! Keep up the good work.

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