Monday, April 17, 2017

2016 Putnam Mathematical Competition Results

The Math and Computer Science Department received the 2016 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition results. Ashland University had 1 student receive a non-zero score. Congratulations, Grace McCourt, who scored an 11. Paul Pernici (2014) still holds the record for the highest score for an AU student with 18 points.

A total of 4,164 students from 568 colleges and universities in Canada and the United States participated in the competition this year. Of these 4,164 participants, 1901 received scores of 0, 1,065 received scores between 1 and 10 and 97 received scores of 11. Thus, Grace, did better than 71.2% of students taking the exam and at least as as as 73.6% of students taking the exam. Andrew Rowe (2006) still holds the record for the highest percentile rank, doing better than 76.2% of students taking the exam and at least as well as 82.7% of students taking the exam.

The year's top 5 teams were: 1. Carnegie Mellon, 2. Princeton, 3. Harvard, 4. MIT and 5. Stanford. Thank you to all of you who participated in this year's exam, and I hope those of you who were not declared ineligible upon graduation in May will consider participating again, next year.

2017 MAA Leo Schneider Mathematics Competition

The 2017 MAA Leo Schneider Mathematics Competition Results are in. There were 21 teams who competed with the Newton's 2nd Team (Grace McCourt, Emily Law and Michael Woode) finishing in 7th place with 38 points, the Alge-Bros (Kyle Puhl, Aaron Arnold and Bret Romanzak) finishing in 11th place with 18 points and the Inte-girls (Ashlyn Smith, Emily Martin and Jessica Shrider) finishing in 12th place with 17 points. Comparing AU results to top teams from other universities, Ohio Northern University, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University and Baldwin Wallace University had higher scoring teams, while Newton's 2nd Team beat the top teams from Marietta College, Sinclair Community College, Malone University and the University of Findlay.

Congratulations teams and thank you for representing AU and the Math/Computer Science department in this way.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

PSG Recognized for Correct Solutions

The Ashland University Problem Solving Group (PSG) solved and submitted three problems last semester. Their solution to Problem 5403 from Science and School Mathematics website was recognized as being correct on the website (December 2016). Aaron Arnold was the primary author.

The PSG's solution to problem 1316 from the Pi Mu Epsilon Journal was recognized as being correct in the Fall 2016 Pi Mu Epsilon Journal. Michael Woode was the primary author.

In addition, their solution to Problem 5412 from the School Science and Mathematics website (January 2017) was selected to be published! Emily Law was the primary author of this solution.

Congratulation, PSG! Keep up the good work.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Drop-In Tutoring Spring 2017

Drop-In tutoring is available for Math 208 and Math 224 for the Spring 2017 Semester.

Ashland University's Center for Academic Support provides tutors and other tools to help students succeed. Drop-In sessions are available for Math 208 and Math 224 in 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)

Math 224 - Discrete Math II
Mondays 7 - 9 p.m. (Kettering 219)

Please be sure to see your professor first, for help!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Dr. Chris Swanson Passed Exam MFE

Join the Math and Computer Science department in congratulating Dr. Chris Swanson. Dr. Swanson took the Society of Actuaries Exam on Models for Financial Economics on Friday, November 18, 2016 and passed. This was one of his goals for his senior study leave.

Congratulations, Dr. Chris Swanson!