Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Drop-In Tutoring available for Math and Computer Science courses

Ashland University’s Center for Academic Support provides tutors and other tools to help students succeed.  Drop-in tutoring is available for many of the courses students tend to struggle with, including math and computer science classes.

Drop-in tutoring sessions for Math are available in Kettering Science Center, room 219 for all 100 and 200 level math courses. Drop-in tutoring for Computer Science 121 and 122 is available in Patterson Hall, room 211. Times are listed below.

Visit the Center for Academic Success for a complete list of all tutoring services available to AU students. Don’t forget to ask your instructor for help too!

Computer Science Drop-in Tutoring
Sessions held in Patterson Hall Room 211.

CS 121 and 122 - Computer Programming
3-4:30 p.m. every Wednesday & Thursday

Math Drop-in Tutoring 
Sessions held in Kettering Science Center, Room 219.

Math 111 PreCalculus
7-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday

Math 202 Calculus with Applications
7-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday

Math 206 Calculus
1-3:00 p.m. every Tuesday
7-8:00 p.m. Thursday
7-8:30 p.m. every Monday & Wednesday

Math 208 Elementary Statistics
2-4:00 p.m. every Wednesday
7-8:30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

Math 217 – Theory of Arithmetic & Geometry
7-8:30 p.m. every Monday & Thursday

Math 218 – Geometry for Middle grades
7-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday

Math 224 – Discrete Math II
3-5:00 p.m. every Tuesday
8-9:00 p.m. every Thursday

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

AU to Host Hour of Coding Event for High Schoolers

The AU Math and Computer Science Department will host an Hour of Coding event for Ashland High School students on Sunday January 26, between 2 and 4 p.m.  University faculty and students will be on hand to help out as needed. 

Anyone can complete one of the code.org tutorials at http://csedweek.org/learn.  They are made for beginners, so don't be shy. More than 22,000,000 students have already done an hour of coding!

Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science. Their vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer programming. Find out more at code.org

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

 The deadline to submit abstracts for the College Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) Symposium is January 17.  Information on this and other opportunities for undergrad research follows.

Richard A. Good Endowment for Undergraduate Research Support. 
Any Ashland University Mathematics and Computer Science department majors may apply for these funds.  The purpose of the endowment is to provide educational opportunities for students involved in undergraduate mathematics research projects.  Funds can provide stipend support, travel for conferences, materials for presentations, and will be designated at the discretion of the Dean of Arts and Sciences. You must identify and contact a "faculty sponsor" to apply.   If you are interested, please contact any department faculty member to discuss your project and fill out an application. 

The 5th annual Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Symposium will be April 1, 2014. This annual event gives undergraduate students a chance to share research, scholarly and creative endeavors. All students who are declared majors in a program within the College of Arts and Sciences are encouraged to participate in this year’s symposium.  Presenters may choose to give an oral presentation, poster presentation, exhibition, or performance.  All presentations should have a significant research or creative component; examples include, but are not limited to summer research conducted at Ashland University or elsewhere, results of independent study projects, thesis work, literary readings or analysis, musical or theatrical performances, and exhibitions of artwork.  The deadline for submitting abstracts is 5:00 p.m. on January 17, 2014.  More details.

Amgen Scholars Program celebrates scientific inquiry by providing undergraduates with faculty-mentored summer research opportunities in science and engineering fields, including statistics.  Summer 2014 will mark the eighth year of this exciting initiative.  Applications for the ten U.S. host universities are now online.  The application close date is February 3, 2014.   Eligibility requirements, as well as site-specific programming information, is available via http://www.amgenscholars.com.  For more information contact: Michael Bergren, Director, Amgen Scholars U.S. Program Office.

2013 Department news available

During winter break, the department sent out the 2013 Math & Computer Science 2013 newsletter.  Click here to read the fall 2013 newsletter for the Ashland University Mathematics & Computer Science Department.  

In it you'll find information about student activities such as internships, contests and awards.  Who knows what familiar faces you will encounter!  You can also read news about our faculty, including a feature story about Dr. Tom Dence who will retire this spring after 30 years with AU.  

Additional news is posted on the math and computer science department page throughout the year. You can even sign up to receive new postings by email on the department blog site.