2015 Mathematics Honors & Awards Banquet

Invited Speaker: Dr. Keith E. Mellinger

This year's invited speaker was Dr. Keith E. Mellinger, Frank Morgan, Professor of Mathematics & Director of the Quality Enhancement Plan a the University of Mary Washington.  He gave a talk entitled, "Mathematics and Music: A Harmonious Connection."

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Course Honors

Course Honors indicates truly superior accomplishment in a course, and is awarded by the professor.  The courses for which honors are awarded are listed in parentheses.

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Benjamin R. Baer (310, 311, 322, 345, 355, 422,
445, 467, 478, 536)

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Sarah E. Bradley (310)

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Anthony L. Fratini (161)

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Nicholas S. Heil (353, 464)

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Hunter A. Kenyon (301)

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Ann C. Kovacs (311, 335, 435)

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Ranson J. Weaver (408, 464)

Not pictured:  Emily R. Copenhaver (355), Robert H. Lehman (211, 311, 333), Christopher M. Schneider (311, 345, 464, 536)

Senior Chairman's List (Graduating Seniors)

A student is placed on the Chairman's List after completing at least four courses in the Mathematics department with a maintained cumulative math GPA of at least 3.60. The semesters spent on the Chairman's List are listed in parentheses.

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Benjamin R. Baer (S12, F12, S13, F13, S14, F14)

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Sarah E. Bradley (S13, F13)

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Nicholas S. Heil (S14, F14)

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Ann C. Kovacs (S13, F13, S14, F14)

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Randon J. Weaver (F13, S14, F14)


Not pictured: Emily R. Copenhaver (F14), Robert H. Lehman (F12, S13, F13, S13, F14), Christopher M. Schneider (F13, S14, F14)

Society of Actuaries Exam P

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Taylor Lagler

Not pictured: Fernando Del Pozo Cosio, Christopher M. Schneider

Putnam Participants

The Putnam Exam is an annual College Math Contest administered by the Mathematical Association of America.

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l-r: Justin Eastman, Benjamin R. Baer, Quinn Minnich

Not pictured: Steven Bromley, Kanan J. Grosklos, Samuel Reed

Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest Participants

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Jing Li

Noyce Scholarship Recipients (Graduating Seniors)

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l-r: Ross M. Young, Amanda L. Valent, Jacob P. Miller, Rachel L. Chioda, Sarah E. Bradley

Not pictured: Emily R. Copenhaver, Alexander M. DiMarzio, Khristina Schultz

Department of Mathematics Awards

Class of 1866 Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Major: Jacob Hikes (not pictured), Ann C. Kovacs

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Isaac F. Seiverling Award for Outstanding Junior Math Major: Alanna Clark (not pictured), Taylor Lagler

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Harry E. Canter Statistics Award for Outstanding Performance in Statistics: Benjamin R. Baer

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Lee E. and Laura H. Boyer Award for a Math Major who excels in Computer Science courses: Jessica Butts, Mervin M. Fansler

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Departmental Honors (Graduating Seniors)

Benjamin R. Baer, "Topics in Time Series Analysis with a Focus on Transfer Function Methodology" (Thesis Advisor: Dr. James Fenwick)

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Nicholas S. Heil, “Ethnomathematics: Maya Arithmetic in Vigesimal and Chronological Mathematics Systems" (Thesis Advisors: Dr. Ximena Catepillan and Dr. Cynthia Taylor)

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Jacob Hikes, “Optimal Takeoff for Clearing an Obstacle" (Thesis Advisor: Dr. Robert Buchanan) - Not pictured

Ann C. Kovacs, “A comparison of Parametric vs. Nonparametric Estimation of Survival Curves“ (Thesis Advisor: Dr. Delray Schultz)

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Jing Li, “Square of a Connected Quasi Claw-free Graph” (Thesis Advisor: Dr. Mingquan Zhan)

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Christopher M. Schneider, “Generating Box-Jenkins ARIMA Data in Java, with a Concentration on Seasonal Model Analysis“ (Thesis Advisor: Dr. James Fenwick) - Not pictured

Master of Education and Certification Graduates

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Charles Stanbery

Not pictured: Andrew Garrett, Khristina Schultz

Master's Degree Thesis

Lindsay A. Eisenhut, “In-Class Practices of Flipped Mathematics Educators“ (Thesis Advisor: Dr. Cynthia Taylor) - Not pictured

Andrew B. Garrett, “Educational Factors and Performance on the Algebra I Keystone Exam“ (Thesis Advisor: Dr. Janet White) - Not pictured

The Graduating Class

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The Mathematics Department Faculty

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