Dec 11th, 2013 by Ellen Roskes
Students in Dr. Will Hodge’s Differential Equations were treated to a pizza lunch by the department. Why? Department Chair, Dr. Ellen Roskes, listed several reasons-
*it’s been a hard, long semester and students deserve a break.
*Differential Equations can be a hard course, but students are working really hard to be successful.
*SU likes Math Majors!
Dec 6th, 2013 by Ellen Roskes
Danielle Cowan is completing her Capstone Internship at the Maryland Insurance Administration. She is working in the office of the Chief Actuary, assisting the actuarial staff in facilitating consumer information, making charts and reviewing insurance filings. This has been a great experience for Dani and she looks forward to a career in this area!
Dec 1st, 2013 by Ellen Roskes
Anthony will graduate next May, finishing his applied math major as well as a minor in chemistry. For his Capstone internship, Anthony is working at Athena ES, a biotechnology company in Catonsville. He is enjoying making making products for the company and also focusing on purification with column chromatography.
Nov 25th, 2013 by Ellen Roskes
In the beginning was the Wort;
Brewing beer and the Kingdom of Leaven
Physics faculty member, Dr. David Drewer, presented a talk on the physics, chemistry, biology, history and literary associations of brewing beer. This presentation was well attended and enjoyed by all!
Nov 19th, 2013 by Ellen Roskes
Students continue to benefit from the SoLVE Center. Each week, students come at specified times to work on multistep problems for their 100 and 200 level classes. Students work in groups, using the whiteboard to work on details and to explain concepts to their peers. Faculty and staff, acting as facilitators, help out at the sessions. In the Math Department, SoLVE is offered in Calculus. In the spring, SoLVE will also include Physics.
Nov 14th, 2013 by Ellen Roskes
“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty – a beauty cold and austere, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music.”
These words begin the video Beauty of Mathematics: a visual demonstration of mathematics in everyday life, by Yann Pineill and Nicolas Lefaucheux, a couple of graphic artists who are not mathematicians. They show the connections between equations, the models or schematics that arise from them and the applications on a video screen divided in thirds. Music, dice, a Koch curve, spinning top, magnifying glass, compass, coffee, wind, search engines, computer graphics, identification, noise, investing, airplanes, computer circuits, all in just about a minute! Be sure to make the video full screen to really enjoy it!
Nov 12th, 2013 by Ellen Roskes
Shanel Manzano and Elliot Bryant from NYC tied the knot on the Today Show today. At 9:10 in the morning. On a very cold Tuesday November 12. Everybody’s dream right? Well, if you are “math geeks” like they are, you might realize that they were marrying at 9:10 on 11/12/13! (Actually, that’s when they had they first kiss during the ceremony.)
Such sequential dates are popular times to marry. And your last chance for this century is next year. Anyone ready to book a 10:11 wedding for December 13, 2014? Otherwise you’ll have to wait until at least January 2, 2103. And that 32,557 days away!
See the video at http://www.today.com/style/were-math-geeks-today-weds-couple-9-10-11-12-2D11582661.
Nov 9th, 2013 by Ellen Roskes
The Stevenson Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon Mathematical Honor Society had its 9th Initiation Ceremony. The Guest Speaker was Bud Schuster, Math ’13, who is now a Statistician at General Dynamics. His talk focused on the widespread use of math in our daily lives and why “math should be your best friend.” Bud also shared job searching tips with our inductees. Congratulations to all the students and faculty who were inducted.
Nov 5th, 2013 by Ellen Roskes
The faculty and staff in the School of the Sciences surprised Laura Guida with a baby shower. With a request to attend a Chemistry Advisory Board meeting, Laura came prepared to discuss the new labs we have planned at Owings Mills North. Best wishes to Laura and Chris as they wait for the arrival of their son.
Oct 19th, 2013 by Ellen Roskes
Congratulations to our School of the Sciences faculty who were honored for their years of service to SU. From the math faculty, Christopher Barat (far right) was recognized for 10 years of service, Also honored was Kathleen Lageman (left), the Dean’s assistant, for 30 years of service and Missy Craig (3rd from left), the department’s assistant, for 5 years of service. Thanks are extended to everyone for their commitment to the education of our students.