BMOC to BMIC

August 7, 2018

The 2018 MCSP department newsletter (go to http://webapps.roanoke.edu/mcsp/minton/MCSP Times – April 2018.pdf) includes features on two distinguished graduates from the class of 1936. They are different in many ways. One was Army, one was Navy. One was an athlete, the other collected rare books. One was a Big Man on Campus, the other lived off […]

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A Man of Many Passions

July 23, 2018

The 2018 MCSP department newsletter (go to http://webapps.roanoke.edu/mcsp/minton/MCSP Times – April 2018.pdf) includes features on two distinguished graduates from the class of 1936. They are different in many ways. One was Army, one was Navy. One was an athlete, the other collected rare books. One was a Big Man on Campus, the other lived off […]

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Teachers of the Year

June 7, 2018

Blaire Conner (RC Math ’08) has earned the first Fauquier County Public School’s Superintendent’s Innovator of the Year award. County School Superintendent David Jeck cited Blaire as  “a teacher who demonstrates innovation, a true growth mindset, and a 21st century approach to instruction.” Blaire teaches at Liberty High School and is known for fun activities in […]

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Lambert Featured in American Physical Society (APS) Article

May 24, 2018

Link to APS article on Liam Lambert https://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/201805/goldwater.cfm Physics and Mathematics double major, and a winner of 2018 Goldwater Scholarship in physics  

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Oh, The Words We Say!

May 24, 2018

Physics Faculty and their favorite phrases painted on mementos presented by senior class 2018; from left to right: Dr. Matt Fleenor “Tangent Unavoided“, Dr. Dan Robb “That deserves a Starburst“, Dr. Jarrett Lancaster “Sup“, and Dr. Rama Bala “It’s just algebra” As faculty often do, we not only reflect on the impact we make on […]

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Stairwell to Heaven

April 25, 2018

There is a big surprise waiting for new users of the east Trexler stairwell between the second and third floors: it looks great! Jan Minton’s HNRS 241 Mathematics and Art class took on the project as part of their community engagement activity. The “grand opening” featured tea, cookies forming an M.C. Escher tiling (note the […]

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Using Statistics to Find Trends in Data – One Student’s Experience with Kaggle

April 18, 2018

One thing that really boggles my mind is how quickly the world has changed. Yes, I remember when computers were slowly becoming the norm in the home and at schools. In school, we had designated times when we could go to the computer lab and learn how to type (thanks, Mavis Beacon), play with Logo […]

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MCSP student Liam Lambert wins Goldwater scholarship

April 6, 2018

Who is Liam Lambert? –A Quantum Physicist’s ponderings William ‘Liam’ Lambert has won a Goldwater scholarship, one of the most prestigious prizes awarded to students for their academic excellence and commitment to research in the STEM disciplines. He is one of 211 recipients out of 1248 nationwide applicants this year. So, who is Liam Lambert? […]

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Hilarity and Pi-ety

March 26, 2018

  Pi Day was served cold this year, with a la snow on the side. The unseasonably cold weather did not deter the Math Club from its celebration of 3/14 and various things mathematical. The Pi-athlon was run with teams of students solving mathematical puzzles for points, with the goal of gaining as close to […]

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Sacred and Ephemeral

March 14, 2018

Sacred geometry has a long history, including Plato’s Academy (“Let no one enter who is ignorant of geometry.”) and the design of Washington D.C. (see Nicholas Mann’s book) … and several conspiracy theory books and movies. For Floyd artist Carolyn Deck, sacred geometry is a source of inspiration. She discussed this and her Smoyer Gallery […]

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