2016-2017 Outstanding Calculus Student

2017 Outstanding Calculus Student

Carpenter Award for Outstanding Calculus Student: Tyler Tokos (Not Pictured: Logan Pottorf)

2016-2017 Outstanding Discrete Math Student

2017 Outstanding Discrete Math Student

Wendling Award for Outstanding Discrete Mathematics Student: Kelly Luck

2016-2017 Outstanding Intro Computer Programming Student

2017 Outstanding Intro Computer Programming Student

Poorman Award for Outstanding Introductory Computer Programming Student: Renee Lucas, Branden Barber and (Not Pictured: Garrett Rangel)

2017 Math/CS Department Graduates

2017 Math and Computer Science Graduates

2017 Graduates: Ryan Bastian, Michael Byndas, Daniel Griffith, Grace McCourt, Linda Morales, Erin Rinehart, Susanne Silvernail, Rebecca Stettin

Not Pictured: Kassandra Cisarik, Gabriel Eaton, Michael Hudec, Alek Schemine, Tyler White

Student News

We love to get our students together for Math and Computer Science related activities and other fun activities.  In addition to our department clubs and activities, students are also encouraged to gather for our Finals Week Study Breaks and Spring Honors Reception.  

2016 - 2017 Academic Awards and Activity Recognition Reception

This year's honors recpetion recognized students who have excelled in academics within our department coursework, as well as students who have gone above and beyond the classroom by participating in contests, presenting talks, or leading our student organizations.  Here's a complete list of students recognized at this year's recpetion.

ACADEMIC HONORS

Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above in mathematics and computer science courses are honored.

Majors in Other Departments

Seniors

Justin Dowell
Alexandria Sandwisch

Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Mathematics and Integrated Mathematics Majors

Freshmen

Kyle Ackert
Gavin Anable
Branden Barber
Logan Bolin
Aaron Bradfield
Kelly Fullin
Janeen Grese
Cassidy Johannsen
Daria Kochis
Renee Lucas
Kelly Luck
Cameron Middis
Logan Pottorf
Garrett Rangel
Tyler Tokos

Sophomores

Nathan Ahrens
Aaron Arnold
Michael Cowan
Brennan Kunkel
Jordan Lint
Emily Martin
Kyle Puhl
Jessica Shrider
Ashlyn Smith
Justin Wallace

Juniors

Brady Douglas
Emily Law
Sebastian Vidika
Michael Woode

Seniors

Ryan Bastian
Michael Byndas
Daniel Griffith
Grace McCourt
Linda Morales
Susanne Silvernail

Outstanding Student Awards

Carpenter Award for Outstanding Calculus Student

Logan Pottorf and Tyler Tokos

Wendling Award for Outstanding Introductory Computer Programming Student

Kelly Luck

Poorman Award for Outstanding Introductory Computer Programming Student

Renee Lucas and Garrett Rangel

Outstanding Sophomores

Nathan Ahrens, Emily Martin and Jessica Shrider

Outstanding Junior

Brady Douglas, Emily Law and Michael Woode

Outstanding Seniors

Ryan Bastian, Michael Byndas, Daniel Giffith, Grace McCourt and Linda Morales

2017 Graduates

(Graduating May or December 2017)
Ryan Bastian, Michael Byndas, Kassandra Cisarik, Gabriel Eaton, Daniel Griffth, Michael Hudec, Grace McCourt, Linda Morales, Erin Rinehart, Alek Schemine, Susanne Silvernail, Rebecca Stettin and Tyler White

DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS (2016-2017)

Computer Science Academic Award - Nathan Ahrens
Mathematics Academic Award - Jessica Shrider

Endowed Scholarship Recipients (2016-2017)

Dr. Donald Buckeye - Ryan Bastian
Dorothy Carpenter - Michael Hudec
John S. Crumrine - Ryan Bastian
Richard A. Good - Michael Woode
James and Helen McConaghy - Justiin Dowell
Alan G. Poorman - Linda Morales
Stanton Rupert -Michael Hudec
Ruth Tipton - Grace McCourt
Robert and Kathleen Wendling - Brady Douglas

Endowed Gifts

Richard A Good Endowment for Undergraduate Research Support
Richard A. Good Endowment for Mathematics Lab Support
Dr. Donald Buckeye Endowed Lectureship for Mathematics & Computer Science

DEPARTMENT HONORARIES

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Computer Science)

New Inductees: Nathan Ahrens, Michael Cowan, Brady Douglas and Daniel Griffith

Graduates:  Daniel Griffith

Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics)

New Inductees: Brady Douglas, Dominic Giunta, Daniel Griffith, Elizabeth Kidd, Emily Law, Jessica Shrider and Michael Woode

Graduates: Ryan Bastian, Michael Byndas, Daniel Griffith, Michael Hudec, Grace McCourt, Linda Morales, Alexandria Sandwisch, Susanne Silvernail and Rebecca Stettin

ACM Student Chapter Officers

President: Brady Douglas
Vice President: Erich Berger
Secretary: Nathan Ahrens
Treasurer: Brennan Kunkel

MAA Student Chapter Officers

President: Grace McCourt
Vice-President: Michael Byndas
Secretary: Elizabeth Kidd
Treasurer: Rebecca Stettin

PME Honorary Officers

President: Susanne Silvernail
Vice-President: Rebecca Stettin
Secretary: Linda Morales
Treasurer: Ryan Bastian

UPE Honorary Officers

President: Brady Douglas
Vice-President: Nathan Ahrens
Secretary: Michael Cowan
Historian: Daniel Griffith

STUDENT PRESENTATIONS

MAA Ohio Section Meeting

Grace McCourt
Michael Woode

Ashland University College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium

Ryan Bastian - "An Introduction to the Generalized Riemann Integral and its Role in the Undergraduate Mathematics Education"
Grace McCourt - "The Dishonest Salesperson Problem"

Ashland University Honors Program Graduates

Ryan Bastian, Grace McCourt and Rebecca Stettin

CONTEST PARTICIPANTS

2016 ACM-ICPC East Central North America Regional Programming Contest Participants

AU Eagles Team - Nicholas Hurst, Justin Wallace and Mohammed Bawazeer
AU Purple Team - Rupesh Maharjan, Brady Douglas and Tyler White
AU Tuffies Team - Erich Berger, Kelly Fullin and Aaron Bradfield
AU Golden League Team - Nathan Ahrens, Renee Lucas and Brennan Kunkel

2016 Putnam Mathematical Competition Participants

Aaron Arnold, Emily Law, Grace McCourt, Kyle Puhl and Michael Woode

Scorers: 2016 Scorer - Grace McCourt and 2015 Scorer - Michael Woode

2017 MAA Leo Schneider Mathematical Contest Participants

Newton's 2nd Team - Grace McCourt, Emily Law and Michael Woode
Alge-Bros Team - Kyle Puhl, Aaron Arnold and Bret Romanzak
Inte-girls Team - Ashlyn Smith, Emily Martin and Jessica Shrider

AU Problem Solving Group

New Members: Aaron Arnold and Kelly Fullin

Special Recognition of Student Workers

Janeen Grese, Nathan Ahrens and Tyler White

5 Things That Set Ashland Apart

1. Over 1700 students involved in at least one of 115 clubs and organizations on campus

2. Unique core curriculum that teaches students to think with reason, act with skill and live with values

3. 98% of students receive financial aid based on academics, talents and need

4. Top 10 in the NCAA DII Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings for the fourth year in a row

5. 80% of faculty holds a Ph.D. or other terminal degree.

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2016-2017 Outstanding Seniors

2017 Outstanding Seniors

Outstanding Seniors: Daniel Griffith, Ryan Bastian, Michael Byndas, Linda Morales and Grace McCourt

2016-2017 Outstanding Juniors

2017 Outstanding Juniors

Outstanding Juniors: Brady Douglas, Emily Law and Michael Woode

2016-2017 Outstanding Sophomores

2017 Outstanding Sophomores

Outstanding Sophomores: Emily Martin, Nathan Ahrens and Jessica Shrider

2017 Math/CS Honors Program Graduates

2017 Math/CS Honors Program Graduates

Ryan Bastian - "An Introduction to the Generalized Riemann Integral and its Role in the Undergraduate Mathematics Education"

Rebecca Stettin - "Generalizations and Properities of the Ternary Cantor Set and Explorations in Similar Sets"

Grace McCourt - "The Dishonest Salesperson Problem"