## Monday, July 10, 2017

### Joel Moseman Passed Another Actuarial Exam

Joel Moseman ('15) passed the Actuarial Science Exam S in May 2017. It was his first attempt and his official score was a 7. Congratulations, Joel.

## Thursday, June 29, 2017

### Math and Computer Science 2017 Outstanding Students

The 2017 Math and Computer Science Department's Honors Reception was held on April 26, 2017. Students were awarded for a GPA of 3.5 in their Math and Computer Science courses. In addition, there were outstanding student awards, graduates, scholarship recipients, honor society inductees, officers and graduates, ACM officers, MAA officers, presentations, participation and student worker recognition. Congratulations to all students who were awarded and recognized.

The following students were chosen to receive outstanding awards for their grade level.

Outstanding Sophomores Emily Martin, Nathan Ahrens, Jessica Shrider |

Outstanding Juniors Brady Douglas, Emily Law, Michael Woode |

Outstanding Seniors Daniel Griffith, Ryan Bastian, Michael Byndas, Linda Morales and Grace McCourt |

The following students were chosen to receive outstanding awards for their excellence in the classroom (Calculus, Discrete Mathematics and Introductory Computer Programming).

Carpenter Award for Outstanding Calculus Student - Tyler Tokos (Not pictured: Logan pottorf) |

Wendling Award for Outstanding Discrete Mathematics Student - Kelly Luck |

Poorman Award for Outstanding Introductory Computer Programming Student - Renee Lucas and Branden Barber. (Not pictured: Garrett Rangel) |

### 2017 Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Computer Science) New Inductees and Graduates

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) is an international honor society for the computing and information disciplines. UPE is the first and only existing international honor society the computing and information disciplines. The mission of UPE is to recognize academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the computing and information disciplines. Sophomore, junior and senior computer science majors who meet the eligibility requirements are invited to join this prestigious honorary.

The following students were inducted into Upsilon Pi Epsilon in 2017: Nathan Ahrens, Michael Cowan, Brady Douglas, Daniel Griffith.

Daniel Griffth graduated in 2017 and was a member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon.

2017 Upsilon Pi Epsilon New Inductees |

The following students were inducted into Upsilon Pi Epsilon in 2017: Nathan Ahrens, Michael Cowan, Brady Douglas, Daniel Griffith.

Daniel Griffth graduated in 2017 and was a member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon.

### 2017 Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics) New Inductees and Graduates

Pi Mu Epsilon is the national mathematics honorary society. The purpose of the society is to promote scholarly activity in mathematics among the students in academic institutions. Sophomore, junior and senior mathematics majors and minors who meet the eligibility requirements are invited to join this prestigious honorary.

The following students were inducted into Pi Mu Epsilon in 2017: Brady Douglas, Dominic Giunta, Daniel Griffith, Elizabeth Kidd, Emily Law, Jessica Shrider and Michael Woode. The faculty advisor for the 2016-2017 academic year was Dr. Gordon Swain.

The following students graduated in 2017 and were members of Pi Mu Epsilon Honor Society: Ryan Bastian, Michael Byndas, Daniel Griffith, Michael Hudec, Grace McCourt, Linda Morales, Alexandria Sandwisch, Susanne Silvernail, and Rebecca Stettin.

2017 Pi Mu Epsilon New Inductees Not Pictured: Dominic Giunta |

The following students were inducted into Pi Mu Epsilon in 2017: Brady Douglas, Dominic Giunta, Daniel Griffith, Elizabeth Kidd, Emily Law, Jessica Shrider and Michael Woode. The faculty advisor for the 2016-2017 academic year was Dr. Gordon Swain.

2017 Pi Mu Epsilon Math/CS Graduates Not Pictured: Michael Hudec and Alexandria Sandwisch |

The following students graduated in 2017 and were members of Pi Mu Epsilon Honor Society: Ryan Bastian, Michael Byndas, Daniel Griffith, Michael Hudec, Grace McCourt, Linda Morales, Alexandria Sandwisch, Susanne Silvernail, and Rebecca Stettin.

### AU Actuarial Program Receives UCAP Designation

Ashland University’s Actuarial Program is one of only 4 private institutions from Ohio, and one of only 13 overall from Ohio, with a Universities and Colleges with Actuarial Programs (UCAP) designation. UCAPwebsite.

### Math/CS Student News

What are some of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department students doing?

**Nathan Ahrens**- Ahrens a Computer Science major is completing an internship with the IT Department at Ashland University. He is also working on a research project entitled "Visualizing Binary Search Trees Using C++ and QT. His faculty mentor for this project is Dr. Iyad Ajwa.**Emily Law**- Law a Mathematics and Physics major is doing research with a research group at the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, that uses lasers to trap and cool nanoparticles.**Kelly Fullin**- Fullin a Mathematics and Computer Science major is doing research in the field of neuroscience at Ohio Wesleyan University.**Michael Woode**- Woode a Mathematics and Computer Science major is working on a research project entitled "How to be Good at Golf." His faculty mentor for this project is Dr. Chris Swanson.**Grace McCourt**- McCourt graduated from Ashland University in May 2017 with a double major in Integrated Mathematics and Mathematics. She has been accepted and will attend Miami University's two year Masters in Mathematics Program. She was also offered and assistanship with Miami University, which she has accepted. She will begin her masters and assistanship Fall 2017.## Thursday, May 25, 2017

### PSG Recognized for Correct Solutions

The Ashland University Problem Solving group was recognized for submitting correct solutions to the Spring 2017 Pi Mu Epsilon Journal for Problems 1323 and 1325.

**Kyle Puhl**was the primary author for Problem 1323 and

**Kelly Fullin**was the primary author for Problem 1325.

Way to go PSG! Keep up the good work.

## Wednesday, May 10, 2017

### Congratulations 2017 Graduates!

### Congratulations to all the Math and Computer Science 2017 Graduates.

Graduating from the Math and Computer Science Program either May or December 2017 are:**Ryan Bastian, Daniel Griffith, Erin Rinehart, Michael Byndas, Michael Hudec, Alek Schemine, Kassandra Cisarik, Grace McCourt, Susanne Silvernail, Gabriel Eaton, Linda Morales, Rebecca Stettin and Tyler White.**

**Please join us in giving a special congratulations to two of our graduates for their recognition as Co-Valedictorian,**

**Ryan Bastian**and Salutatorian,

**Grace McCourt.**

**A few of our graduates are pictured below with Dr. Chris Swanson.**

Rebecca Stettin, Grace McCourt, Ryan Bastian, Susanne Silvernail and Dr. Chris Swanson |

## Monday, May 1, 2017

### Best Jobs of 2017

Check out the article about Best Jobs of 2017. "STEM jobs abound on the Jobs Rated's best jobs of 2017 list." (CareerCast.com)

http://www.careercast.com/jobs-rated/best-jobs-2017

http://www.careercast.com/jobs-rated/best-jobs-2017

## Tuesday, April 25, 2017

### Study Break, Monday, May 1, 2017

## 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,

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,

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.

**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 (

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

**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.

## Tuesday, March 14, 2017

## 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).

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.

In addition, their solution to Problem 5412 from the School Science and Mathematics website (January 2017) was selected to be

Congratulation, PSG! Keep up the good work.

**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!**

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