Feb 24th, 2014 by Ellen Roskes
Applied Math junior Lindsay Beyer was chosen as the 2014 Dell Scholar based on her high performance in her coursework and her strong work ethic. This special scholarship was endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Sam Dell to support and encourage students in STEM disciplines. The announcement of Lindsay as the scholarship recipient was announced at the 2014 Dell Lecture during which James Potter, an Assisant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University spoke about “Science and Life Long Learning in Exponential Times.” Congratulations Lindsay- we’re so proud of you!
Feb 17th, 2014 by Ellen Roskes
Math senior, Anthony Carle (right), decided to augment his math major with a focus in chemistry. For his capstone project, Anthony worked at Athena Environmental Services, Inc with Dr. Sheldon Broedel (left). Dr. Broedel has worked with SU students for many years and is a great advocate of our programs. At the SOS poster session, he presented his poster titled, “Which Chromatography Resin Has a Greater Ligand Density?” Anthony had a great experience working in a manufacturing lab, getting experience in the real world and working hard to make quality products. Anthony is planning to go to graduate school in engineering next year to continue his education in math and chemistry.
Feb 13th, 2014 by Ellen Roskes
The Mathematics and Physical Sciences Department was pleased to host a baby shower for faculty and staff in the School of the Sciences in honor of the upcoming arrival of Dr. Will Hodge’s baby. Dr. Hodge and his wife, Dr. Lynne Hodge, were showered with lots of useful gifts and good wishes.
Feb 11th, 2014 by Ellen Roskes
Math senior, Matt Eyler, wanted to take a fun music class for his fine arts requirement, so he chose MUS 320, Topics in Music Traditions. He stopped by to show Dr. Ellen Roskes his ukulele on his way to class. Every Tuesday and Thursday, Matt plays his ukulele for an hour! To quote Matt, “It’s a great class!”
Feb 7th, 2014 by Ellen Roskes
In the fall semester, math junior, Nick VanRensselaer, worked with physics faculty member, Dr. William Hodge, studying geometric phases. Nick presented his research poster, “A Look into Geometric Phases” at the SOS Poster Session in January. He was able to explain what he studies, what he learned and practical applications of this in the real world. Nice job, Nick!
Feb 3rd, 2014 by Ellen Roskes
Math major, Sean Doughtery, worked with Math faculty member, Dr. Kelley Burgin, to see if statistics can be used to help people win their office NCAA Tournament pool. He presented his work at the School of the Sciences Poster Session. Sean was able to determine that using statistics doesn’t help your chances of winning very much. However, Sean learned a lot from this experience and was glad to have the opportunity to participate in this research experience!
Jan 30th, 2014 by Ellen Roskes
Students from the upper-division math courses attended the Joint Mathematics Meetings, the largest conference of mathematicians in the world, held in Baltimore this year. They had the opportunity to meet representatives from various graduate school programs and internship opportunities, attend lectures of mathematical topics, and see some of the wide range of career and research possibilities in mathematics. Pictured are, from left to right, back row: Dr. Mark Branson, Alec Marschke, Nick VanRensselaer, Lindsay Beyer and Amber LaPeruta; front row: Nick Cassera, Anna Foote, Lauren Rose and Josh Allison. Not pictured: Reid Foxwell.
Jan 29th, 2014 by Ellen Roskes
Michelle Schwartz is the Student Engagement Coordinator in the School of the Sciences. These days creative but indeterminate job titles are in vogue, so if you want to know what a Student Engagement Coordinator actually does, read on.
Michelle was originally hired to coordinate the Senior Capstone Program, to secure capstone internship and research placements for all senior capstone students in SOS. Now that Michelle has become full-time, she is involved with other projects which engage and involve students academically, such as S3RP (Summer Science Scholars Research Program) and Supplemental Instruction, a program offered in conjunction with the Academic Link, which provides academic support and supplements class lectures with additional resources. Michelle also manages the application process for the Joseph A. Brusini Excellence in Science Award, the Sam and Geraldine Dell Endowed Scholarship, the Susan Palmer Slattery, Ph.D., Endowed Scholarship, and the Sigma Xi Science Award. We are glad to have Michelle onboard with us at SOS, working with and engaging the students on many levels.
Jan 24th, 2014 by Ellen Roskes
Students, faculty and staff all gathered in the gym for the School of the Sciences Semi-Annual Poster Session. All students who had completed a Research or Internship Capstone or had conducted research with a faculty member in the summer or fall presented a poster of their work. We were excited to have nine math posters presented! Everyone was impressed with how well the students did. Congratulations to all!
Jan 20th, 2014 by Ellen Roskes
Math senior, Jenna Carr, participated in an internship at the United States Census Bureau in Suitland, MD. Her duties included updating directions for software, formatting documents with new template, running the DocuTech printer, scanning forms to put through iCADE, making charts and diagrams in Microsoft Visio, filled out Decennial surveys for testing. She will share the details of her internship at the School of Sciences Poster Session this month.