Commencement 2016 – Mathematics majors and minors with faculty.
(Front) Ethan DeBandi (mathematics and computer science double major);
(Standing, left to right) Seth Hoesman (mathematics, computer science and economics triple major), Nicholas Purkey (physics major, mathematics minor), Cierra Zaslowe-Dude (mathematics major), Bernadette Tutinas (faculty), John Sturgis (physics major, mathematics and computer science double minor), Micah Webster (faculty), Phong Le (faculty), Zumrad Kabilova ((mathematics and physics double major).
Alex Doccolo (Computer Science ’17), Sam Levin (Computer Science, ’17), and Michael Senerchia (Computer Science and Mathematics, ’17) competed in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, Mid-Atlantic Region at the Johns Hopkins University site. Our team correctly solved two of the eight problems posed, placing 68th of the 118 teams that participated in the region. The team is already eager to compete in next year’s contest.
Congratulations to Alex, Sam, and Michael!
Senior Julie Hubschman offers her perspective on liberal arts and technology
We have taken to the sky. Lots of interesting student projects will launch soon…
The MACS club held an event where students were invited to come relax before finals. There was donuts, brownies, and cupcakes they could decorate along with hot apple cider and hot chocolate to drink. There was also a station where students could learn and make some origami. This event was a way for the club to reach out to the student body and let them know more about the MaCS Club and what events are planned for the future.
The inaugural vend of the soda machine project. Many CS students’ labor at work…
Students Phil Seidel, Alex Doccolo, and Sam Levin have our new robot, Pip, with its laser rangefinder, wandering around the robotics lab now.
Over the weekend of September 5-7 a three member team including Goucher Student Philip Seidel tied for third place among twenty seven teams at HopHacks. HopHacks is a student run 36-hour Hackathon at the Johns Hopkins University that occurs once every semester. Philip met his teammates Elizabeth Starkey (Penn State), and Katherine Young (Towson) during his 2013 and 2014 Summer Internships at Textron Systems Unmanned Systems. Although they were friends before the event, this was their first time working on a project together.
Their project, called Smooosh, is a Chrome Extension which makes reading scholarly articles easier. Smooosh replaces long citations like ‘(2008; see also Rayner, White, Johnson, & Liversedge, 2006)’ with ‘(…)’ and displays the original citation on mouse over. Smooosh increases comprehension by extracting and formatting the essential parts of the article using the Readability library.
For more information:
Smoosh’s Submission Website ( with screen shots! )
The winning entry for Lewand Beauty in Mathematics award is a computer music piece “Triangle Numbers”, by Aron Riesenfeld.
Congratulations to our award winners last night at the Torrey dinner!
The Torrey prize for a senior in Mathematics went to Renzo Tamiro Villazon Scholer.
The Ekin prize for a senior in Computer Science went to Ari Bornstein.
The Leavitt prize for a Mathematics went to Seth Hoesman.
The Lewand prize for Beauty in Mathematics went to Aron Riesenfeld.