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Area Girl Scouts get hands-on STEAM experience at Kappa Delta event

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, PA — In celebration of International Girls Day in November, sisters from Westminster College’s Kappa Delta sorority hosted a STEAM event for area Girl Scouts, hoping to broaden the young girls’ experiences and shrink the gender gap in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math.

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Future Mathematics Teachers Attend National Conference

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Junior mathematics/secondary education majors Jacob Stoyer, Gabriel Roman, and Sumer Kassim attended the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on April 25-28. The students attended the conference alongside assistant professor of education Dr. Sararose Lynch and associate professor of mathematics Dr. David Offner.

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Students and Faculty Present at Mathematics Conference

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A group of Westminster College mathematics faculty and majors participated in the annual meeting of the Allegheny Mountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) at Penn State Behrend.

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Dr. Carolyn Cuff Receives Mentor Award

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Professor of mathematics Dr. Carolyn Cuff was awarded the "Distinguished Faculty Mentor of Undergraduate Mathematics Students Award" at the Allegheny Mountain Section meeting of the Mathematical Association of America at Penn State Erie in Behrend. Cuff received the mentor award for her significant contributions to the development of undergraduate students in mathematics.

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Mathematics Students and Faculty Attend Regional Conference

Thursday, March 29, 2018

In February, seven Westminster College mathematics majors and their faculty advisers participated in the 20th Annual Regional Student Paper Meeting at Youngstown State University. The conference was hosted by the Ohio XI chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon mathematics honor society, a society dedicated to the promotion of mathematics and recognition of students who successfully pursue mathematical understanding.

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Westminster Math & Computer Science Department Hosts High School Programming Contest

Monday, March 19, 2018

Seventeen teams from five high schools attended this year’s Westminster College High School Programming Contest hosted by the Mathematics and Computer Science Department and the Admissions Department. Participating schools included: Nichols School in Buffalo, NY (Coach Jason DeGroat); North Allegheny High School in Wexford, PA (Coach Laura Prosser); Seneca Valley High School in Harmony, PA (Coaches Diane Krauland and Chad Robertson); Wilmington High School in New Wilmington, PA (Coach Mary Beth Acker); and Elizabeth Forward High School in Elizabeth, PA (Coach Mary Wilson).

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Senior Mathematics Major Presents Research at Conference in CA

Monday, January 22, 2018

Senior mathematics major Trevor Arrigoni presented his research at the AMS/MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, CA, on January 10-13. The conference is the largest meeting of mathematicians in the world, with over 6,300 attendees this year. 

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Running with the Best: Keilah Ireland '17

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

After graduating last May with a degree in mathematics, Keilah Ireland is already racing towards a successful future. Keilah currently works as an analyst in the conversions department of BNY Mellon in Pittsburgh putting the critical thinking and analytic skills she learned at Westminster to good use. BNY Mellon is a renowned banking firm that connects clients to financial opportunities in 100 markets across 35 countries. As an analyst, it is her job to ensure clients are able to move their assets when they need to. 

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Students Return from Summer Research in Italy

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Westminster students Tyler Heintz ’18 and Ava Hoag '18 recently returned from a summer research program in Italy. For 10 weeks, they studied and researched gravitational microlensing at the University of Salerno, near Italy’s famed Amalfi coast. Microlensing, a prediction of Einstein’s theory of relativity, is the deflection of light by the gravity of a star or planet, and is currently being used to discover small Earth-like exoplanets.

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