Saturday, May 26, 2012

Actuarial Science Employment Outlook

From Yahoo news: College grads who majored in actuarial science or astrophysics have a practically nonexistent unemployment rate.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Congratulations Graduates!

John Bentley Named Outstanding Senior

John Bentley was presented with the Outstanding Senior award at the Mathematics and Computer Science Academic Awards and Activity Reception held on April 18.

Visiting Professor, Dr. Lori McCune, congratulates John
and presents him with an eagle statue.

John's academic achievements, hard work, and dedication to the department earned him this prestigious honor.

John graduated on May 5 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics.

Congratulations, John!

Academic Awards and Activity Reception Honors Students

     On April 18 the Mathematics and Computer Science department held its annual Academic Awards and Activity Recognition Reception. The department recognized students who have a 3.5 or higher GPA in Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Mathematics and Integrated Mathematics, as well as those students majoring in other departments with a concentration in mathematics or computer science. The department's outstanding students, graduating seniors, scholarship recipients, honor society members, student activity participants, peer tutors, and contest participants were also recognized.


Friday, May 18, 2012

Ashland University Problem Solving Group

In the fall of 2011, Dr. Gordon Swain formed the Ashland University Problem Solving Group (PSG). The group met regularly throughout the academic year to discuss and attempt to solve mathematical problems posed in scholarly journals. The group submitted solutions to several journals and was recognized for solutions in both the February and April issues of Math Horizons. Congratulations to the following members of the AU PSG, and keep on solving problems!

John Bentley
Stacee King
Anna Payne
Megan Raber
David Rodriguez
Emma Vandenberg
Polly Widmer
David Woods

Student Activity at the 2012 Spring Meeting of the Ohio Section of the Mathematical Association of America

Several students traveled to Xavier University to participate in the 2012 Spring Meeting of the Ohio Section of the MAA. The following students, sponsored by Dr. Tom Dence, participated in the Leo Schneider Student Team Mathematics Competition:

John Bentley, Alicia Metzger, Katelyn Mittelsteadt, Caitlin Music, Anna Payne and David Rodriguez.

The following students, sponsored by Dr. Gordon Swain, presented contributed talks at the meeting:

Larissa Berry – “The Last Stone Standing”
John Bentley – “The Prime Detective”
Caitlin Music – “Stop or Go?”
Anna Payne – “Let’s Make a Deal: Probabilities of a Popular Game Show”
Bradley Sekas – “Can Counting Cards Win You Money?”

College of Arts and Sciences Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Part 2

Several of Dr. Iyad Ajwa's students presented the results of their final project for CS 499 - Software Development at the Symposium:

“The Design and Implementation of Real-World Projects for Real Clients: Building a Library for Microsoft Dynamics CRM System” by Thomas Conti, John Cunning, Brandon Davis, Xiaojun Huang, and Matthew Smithburger

Dr. Vickie Van Dresar also sponsored Nick Painter at the Symposium, who presented his research “Lines, Diagrams, and Duals! Oh, My!”