The Applied Mathematics Research Experience (AMRE) enjoyed its biggest and most successful year since it was established in 1994. 10 projects were researched this summer that growth was on displayed† on† Tuesday, Nov. 30. When students shared the results of their research at the annual Projects Day presentation.† Students worked with clients from the surrounding Ohio area, including Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, as well as the OARDC.
Last week Campus Council approved a budget of $200 for the recently founded Game Club. †The Game Club meets on Friday evenings to play board games with one another.† Most of the board games played at Game Club are games of strategy and problem solving.† The budget will allow the club to buy new board games as well as advertise in order to expand club membership.
Campus Council reported this past week that six new computers have been approved for the Wired Scot and are expected to be installed to the 24-hour lab by the end of the semester. All of the computers will be equipped with Windows 7. This improvement to the Wired Scot will not only improve the campus overall, but will also give students more options of places to print and work after hours.
Denise Bostdorff, professor of communication studies and author of “Proclaiming the Truman Doctrine: The Cold War Call to Arms,” will receive the Bruce E. Gronbeck Political Communication Research Award this month at the National Communication Association annual meeting in San Fransisco.† The award is presented to the author of the best political communication work of the past two years.
Associate Professor of Chemistry Paul Edmiston and Deanna Pickett ’10, one of his former students, were among the featured speakers at a Capitol Hill briefing for Congressional policy makers and staff, organized by the Council on Undergraduate Research and the House Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Caucus. The topic is “Undergraduate Research and American Innovation.” Pickett described her I.S. project, which Edmiston mentored and the different methods she used in her study.
On Oct. 20, the Writing Center will celebrate National Day on Writing. According to the National Day on Writing’s Web site, the purpose of the event is† to draw attention to the remarkable variety of writing we engage in, and to help writers from all walks of life recognize how important writing is to their lives. Some of the goals of the event are to engage people with works of writing they might not be familiar with and point to the importance of writing instruction. The event will be held in the Writing Center all day, with edible treats from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.