A nice press account of Ari’s experience in Israel:
Ari Bornstein was one of 25 participants (out of 500 applicants) in the Israel Tech Challenge.
Students Ari Bornstein, Phil Seidel, and Aron Riesenfeld have worked this semester to complete a networked vending machine project that will allow users to order drinks online and retrieve them securely from a vending machine by authenticating themselves with their Goucher one cards. The project is set to deploy next semester.
Five students took the Putnam exam Dec. 7 from 10am to 6pm, with a lunch break in between. The exam had 5 questions in each section.
This year’s competitors were:
Nine of our students competed this year in the Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Competition.
Dr. Joseph Cutrone was the organizer for the Goucher College students who gave up their Saturday to take this difficult math exam. The participants of the Goucher competitive math team were:
This year, 117 college and universities throughout the east coast and great lakes region of the US took the exam. The exam started in 1979 and is now in its 35th year. Contestants at each participating school take the two and one-half hour exam on their own campus under the supervision of one of their own faculty members. Individuals compete for $750 in regional prizes for which any contestant is eligible.
Where are they four months after graduation?
Avery Erwin-McGuire has joined ASML, doing development work for laser-assisted silicon wafer alignment. ASML is the largest supplier in the world of photolithography systems for the semiconductor industry. 70 percent of the world’s supply of semiconductor parts are produced using ASML equipment. ASML’s customers include Intel and IBM.
Owen Lehmer has joined ViaSat as a software engineer working on ground control and satellite software. ViaSat specializes in innovative satellite products enabling fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. ViaSat serves over 400,000 customers in the contiguous Unites States and counts DirecTV, DISH Network, and AT&T among its reseller partners. ViaSat is one of Forbes “200 Best Small Companies in America.”
Hugh Geller inaugurated the wall whiteboard in the Julia Rogers Lobby. We are well and truly moved into our new space now.
Keeping up the tradition, the Theory of Computation class spent part of reading day making a delicious Turing machine from cupcakes.
Avery Erwin-McGuire won the 2013 Phi Beta Kappa Nancy Engelhardt Memorial Prize in the Sciences for her independent study work “Robotic Tic-Tac-Toe: Teaching an Industrial Robot Arm to Play Intelligently”.
Robyn Edwards was awarded the Robert E. Lewand Prize for her work “Are you Complete?”
The prize is awarded annually to the student who provides the most innovative, creative display of the beauty of mathematics as it occurs in nature and the universe. The display can be artistic, musical, or written, and should convey a mathematical concept or truth in a manner that can be appreciated by the entire community, and not exclusively those whose area of study strongly intersects the mathematical sciences.