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 You may also learn more about being an actuary at

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.