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.