Thursday, October 24, 2013

NCTM: Mathematical Modeling with Fantasy Football

Ben Galluzzo and Dave Kennedy presented "Mathematical Modeling with Fantasy Football," at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2013 Regional Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Friday, October 18, 2013

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Baltimore, MD

Luis Melara with students Brenna Deshong and Megan Parthemore presented, "Oral Reviews: Improving Recrutiment and Retention in STEM Majors," and Tom Evitts presented, "A Day at the Races,"at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2013 Regional Conference and Exposition in Baltimore, Maryland.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

"Truth Values" Extravaganza

Gioia De Cari performed her award-wining hit solo show, "Truth Values: One Girl's Romp Through M.I.T's Male Math Maze," to a sold-out crowd in SU's Memorial Auditorium on October 17th. The show was hosted by STEMUP-PA with additional support from SU's office of social equity, women's center and the department of mathematics.

Starting an Actuarial Program with Existing Resources

Dr. Paul Taylor had his article “Starting an actuarial program with existing resources” accepted for publication in the journal PRIMUS – Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Understanding the Influence of Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process

Dr. Kate McGivney, Professor of Mathematics and STEM-UP PA PI, and Dr. Alice Armstrong, Associate Professor of Mathematics and STEM-UP PA Co-PI were invited to present the talk, "Understanding the Influence of Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process" at the Human Resources conference.  In September Dr. Kate McGivney and Dr. Sarah N. Bryant, STEM-UP PA Project Manager, were invited to present this talk to faculty and administrators at Elizabethtown College.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Ship Math Alumni Update

Congratulations to the following Alumni:

  • Jessica Durofchalk (2013) is now at Greencastle-Antrim Middle School
  • Ashley Eden (2013) is now at Dauphin County Technical High School
  • Alyssa Fahringer (2013) is now at James Buchanaan Middle School
  • Andrew Geesaman (2013) is now at Greencastle-Antrim Middle School
  • Amy Thompson (2013) is now at Spring Grove Middle School
  • Natalie Kupchella (2013) is now at Preston High School in Kingwood, WV
  • Ben Robinson (2013) is now at Lynnhaven Middle School in Virginia Beach, VA
  • Samantha MacIntyre (2013) joined the U.S. Air Force
  • Jeffery Andrews (2013) will be attending West Chester University's graduate school. 
  • Jessica Rossi (2012) is now at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Rusty Zufall (2012) is now at Glen Burnie High School in Maryland 
  • Beytullah Arikan (2012) is now at Stone Hill Middle School in Virginia

Please let us know if you have any information on other Ship Math graduates.

Halifax Elementary School's 2013 Science and Math Day

Professors Marc Renault, Ben Galluzzo, Tom Evitts, and Dave Kennedy served as presenters at Halifax (PA) Elementary School’s Science and Math Day.  Each presenter conducted four or five sessions to highlight mathematics as a career tool and as a source of enjoyment.  Dr. Galluzzo featured mathematical modeling as a way to estimate number of cheese balls in the 5th grade sessions.  Dr. Kennedy highlighted the Mira as a tool for performing reflections with 4th graders.  Dr. Renault and the 3rd graders explored “really large numbers.”  Dr. Evitts involved 2nd graders in creating a binary-number “secret code.”  Participation in this event has been an annual tradition among Ship Math Department faculty.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

4th Annual North America GeoGebra Conference

Dr. Marc Renault presented at the 4th Annual North America GeoGebra Conference on August 3 and 4 at Miami University in Oxford, OH. He spoke about the collection of 40+ applets he created in Fall 2010. These applets were created using GeoGebra and JavaScript, and are designed for a course in single variable calculus.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

NCTM Annual Meeting 2013

Professors Debbie Gochenaur, Ben Galluzzo, Dave Kennedy and Tom Evitts along with student Andrew Geesaman presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, held April 17-20 in Denver, CO. Dr. Gochenaur and Andrew presented "High-Impact Techniques for Asperger's in the Classroom." Dr. Galluzzo presented at a session entitled "How Big is Your Carbon Footprint?" Dr. Kennedy presented "Will This Way Work? Preservice Teachers Validate Their Solution Strategies," and Dr. Evitts presented "Making Mathematical Connections: An Important Aspect of Reasoning."