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!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

2016 ACM Programming Contest

Congratulations to the Ashland University students that participated. Twelve computer science students participated in the 2016 ACM East Central North America Regional Programming Contest that was held at Youngstown State University on Saturday, October 29, 2016. The students were split into four teams. The teams were:

AU Eagles (Nicholas Hurst, Justin Wallace and Mohammed Bawazeer)
AU Purple (Rupesh Maharjan, Brady Douglas and Tyler White)
AU Tuffies (Erich Berger, Kelly Fullin and Aaron Bradfield)
AU Golden League (Nathan Ahrens, Renee Lucas and Brennan Kunkel)

For the first time in history of AU participation in the contest, each of the four AU teams solved 1 problem. Below are some stats:

1. AU Tuffies solved 1 problem in 1 attempt in 81 minutes. The team submitted 1 attempt for a second problem but did not solve it.
2. AU Golden League solved 1 problem in 1 attempt in 140 minutes. The team also submitted 11 attempts for a second problem, but none were correct.
3. AU Eagles solved 1 problem in 1 attempt in 170 minutes.
4. AU Purple solved 1 problem in 4 attempts in 186 minutes (126 actual minutes + 60 minutes in penalties for 3 unsuccessful attempts.)

Congratulations to all 12 students!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

2016 Math and Computer Science Newsletter

The 2016 Math and Computer Science Newsletter is available. You can see the 2016 newsletter by going to the Math and Computer Website at To see the most current and past newsletters, use the left side menu, select Newsletter. Check out the Math and Computer Science newsletter!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

AU Problem Solving Group Credited for Solving Problem 334

The Ashland University Problem Solving Group received credit for submitting a correct solution to Problem 334, in the September, 2016 issue of Math Horizons. Grace McCourt was the primary author of the solution.