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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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Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program at Westminster College Prepares for New Cohort of Scholars

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

In 2014, officials announced that Westminster College was set to receive a $1.027 million grant through the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program of the National Science Foundation, a program aimed to increase qualifications of secondary educators in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (or IQ:STEM). Since its inception at Westminster, seven scholars have been accepted into the program; four of which have graduated and are in their first years of teaching.

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Carolyn Cuff: Westminster’s Necessary Voice

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Carolyn Cuff: Westminster’s Necessary Voice

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Division of Cognitive and Quantitative Sciences Holds Annual Spring Recognition Banquet

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Division of Cognitive and Quantitative Sciences hosted their annual spring recognition and awards banquet on Tuesday, March 29, at 5:00 PM in the Witherspoon Lakeview and Maple RoomsDr. Terri Lenox, division chair, provided opening remarks. Following the dinner, program faculty recognized graduating seniors and program recognition awards, book awards, and scholarships were awarded to the student winners.

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Westminster Honors Students Awarded Honorable Mention Status in Goldwater Scholarship Competition

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation has announced 240 new Goldwater Scholars and identified 307 students as Honorable Mentions. For 30 years, Goldwater Scholarships have been awarded to thousands of undergraduates pursuing careers in STEM research. Westminster College honors students Tyler Heintz ’18 and Audrey Nickle ’18 were granted Honorable Mention status in the 2017 Goldwater Scholarship competition.

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Westminster Mathematics and Computer Science Departments Hosts High School Programming Competition

Monday, March 27, 2017

Eighteen teams from four high schools attended this year’s Westminster College High School Programming Contest hosted by the Mathematics and Computer Science Department, in conjunction with the college Admissions Department, on Monday, March 13, 2017. Participating schools included: Nichols School in Buffalo, NY (coached by Jason DeGroat); North Allegheny High School in Wexford, PA (coached by Laura Prosser); Seneca Valley High School in Harmony, PA (Coached by Diane Krauland and Chad Robertson); and Wilmington Area High School, in New Wilmington, PA (coached by Mary Beth Acker).

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