Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Drop-In Tutoring Fall 2016

Drop-In tutoring is available for Math 205, Math 208 and Math 223 for the Fall 2016 semester.

Ashland University's Center for Academic Support provides tutors and other tools to help students succeed. Drop-In sessions are available for several Math classes in Kettering 219. There is also an additional Sunday offering for Math 208 in Amstutz Hall. If you need a tutor for a course that does not have drop-in tutoring an individual tutor may be available. If you need any help in a course, please see your professor first. The drop-in tutor schedule is shown below. Except for the Math 208 offering on Sunday 5-7 p.m., all other drop-in tutoring is available in Kettering 219 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Math 205 - The Calculus  
Wednesdays 7 - 9 p.m. (Kettering 219)

Math 208 - Elementary Statistics
Mondays 7 - 9 p.m. (Kettering 219)
Tuesdays 7 - 9 p.m. (Kettering 219)
Wednesdays 7 - 9 p.m. (Kettering 219)
Thursdays 7 - 9 p.m. (Kettering 219)
Sundays 5 - 7 p.m. (Amstutz Hall)

Math 223 - Discrete Math I
Mondays 7 - 9 p.m. (Kettering 219)

Please see your professor, first, for help!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Schulz Passed Exam P and Exam FM

Taya Shulz and Dr. Gordon Swain
Taya Schulz passed Exam P and Exam FM.

Schulz, a 2016 Ashland University graduate, has passed the Society of Actuaries' Probability Exam (Exam P). The exam tests the candidate's knowledge of the fundamental probability tools for quantitatively assessing risk. Exam P is one of the exams required to achieve professional status as an actuary.

Schulz also passed the Society of Actuaries' Financial Mathematics Exam (FM Exam). The exam tests the candidate's knowledge of annuities, bond valuation, immunization, time-value of money, derivative uses and strategy.

Actuaries are professionals who provide expert advice and relevant solutions for business and societal problems that involve economic risk. The actuarial profession is consistently ranked as one of the top 5 careers in the United States.

For more information about the Actuarial Science Program at Ashland University, contact Dr. Christopher Swanson, at cswanson@ashland.edu. You may also learn more about being an actuary at www.beanactuary.com.

Join the Math and Computer Science department in congratulating Taya Schulz on her success; passing the Exam P and Exam FM!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

McCourt Received Pi Mu Epsilon Student Speaker Award

Grace McCourt Pictured with Dr. Darren Wick

Grace McCourt received a Pi Mu Epsilon Student Award at the National MAA's MathFest Conference, last week. Her presentation was based on the research she is doing with Dr. Chris Swanson for her Honor's Capstone Project, as well as some research she has done this summer under the Good Award.

To the best of knowledge, McCourt, is the first Ashland University student to receive the PME Student Speaker Award. Join the Math and Computer Science department in congratulating, Grace McCourt, on this accomplishment.

Maharjan has a Summer Internship with J.M. Smucker Co.

Rupesh Maharjan
Rupesh Maharjan has been working as a Summer 2016 Intern at J.M. Smucker Co. Maharjan has spent the summer interning at J.M. Smucker Co. in the Data Services, Solutions Development of the Information Services Department. This is his second internship at Smucker.

His internship tasks for the 2016 summer have been: Research and recommend web service security policies from Oracle Web Service Manager for SOA Applications, work on SOA virtual machine to freely learn the basics of application development and deployment, column level dependency analysis of certain database objects and create dSeries job run time reports to be able to see trends using Spotfire.

Maharjan, is quoted as saying, "It has been a great opportunity as I have been able to explore my interests, career opportunities and network with amazing people." Join the Math and Computer Science Department in congratulating, Rupesh Maharjan, on this accomplishment.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Byndas Passes Exam P

Michael Byndas and Dr. Gordon Swain
Michael Byndas Passes Exam P

Michael Byndas, a senior at Ashland University, has passed the Society of Actuaries' Probability Exam (Exam P). The exam tests the candidate's knowledge of the fundamental probability tools for  quantitatively assessing risk. Exam P is one of the exams required to achieve professional status as an actuary.

Actuaries are professionals who provide expert advice and relevant solutions for business and societal problems that involve economic risk. The actuarial profession is consistently ranked as one of the top 5 careers in the United States.

Congratulations, Michael!

For more information about the Actuarial Science Program at Ashland University, contact Dr. Christopher Swanson, at cswanson@ashland.edu. You may also learn more about being an actuary at www.beanactuary.com.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

2016 Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics) New Inductees

The following students were inducted into the Pi Mu Epsilon in 2016: Ryan Bastian, Kali Bolen, Michael Byndas, Kelly Crowl, Dani Czekaj, Michael Hudec, Katie Hurley, Ivan Larson, Alex Lillich, Rupesh Maharjan, Grace McCourt, Charlie Michel, Linda Morales, Alyssa Predota, Alexandria Sandwisch, Alek Schemine, Taya Schulz, Susuanne Silvernail, Rebecca Stettin, Morgan Wiles.



2016 Pi Mu Epsilon New Inductees

 


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.

Math and Computer Science 2016 Honor's Reception

The 2016 Honor's Reception for the Math and Computer Science Department was held on April 27, 2016. 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, Pi Mu Epsilon new inductees, ACM officers, MAA officers, UPE officers, presentation, participation and student worker recognitions. Congratulations to all students who were awarded.

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


Outstanding Sophomores
Emily Law and Brady Douglas


Outstanding Juniors
Ryan Bastian, Linda Morales, Michael Byndas and Grace McCourt

 
Outstanding Seniors
Katherine Hurley and Rupesh Maharjan