September 1, 2008
Katie Cronise of Fairplay has been named this year's Rensselaer Medal winner from St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown. The Rensselaer Medal is awarded by more than 3,900 secondary schools throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. It is given to students who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science. To be honored with the medal, a student must be a member of the junior class and the high school's most promising science and mathematics student.
June 6, 2011
Ryan Shifler, son of Michael and Beth Shifler of Hagerstown, received the Most Promising Mathematician Award at the spring honors convocation at Salisbury University. The award is presented annually to mathematics majors who have a 3.0 grade-point average or better and who have been judged by a consensus of full-time faculty in the department to show the most promise in mathematics. Shifler is a senior majoring in mathematics. He is a member of the cross country and track and field teams, Pi Mu Epsilon and Chi Alpha Sigma.
October 13, 2008
Hagerstown Community College hired seven new full-time faculty members for the fall semester. New faculty members include Mehdi Asgharifar, instructor, mechanical engineering technology; Richard Campbell, instructor, developmental mathematics; Mary Beth Chaney, instructor, early childhood education/reading; Lori Manilla, instructor, psychiatric and mental health nursing; Stacey McGee, instructor, business and accounting; Timothy McCollum, instructor,...
August 31, 2009
Officials at Hagerstown Community College recently announced that several faculty members received promotions. Joan Bontempo, instructor, art appreciation/art history, was promoted to assistant professor. Christopher Lewis, assistant professor, mathematics, was promoted to associate professor. James Niessner, instructor, developmental English, was promoted to assistant professor. Thomas Seward, assistant professor, foreign language, was promoted to associate professor.
July 9, 2004
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Greencastle-Antrim School District recently was selected as one of 50 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Explorer Schools (NES) in a national competitive process, according to a news release from the Greencastle-Antrim Foundation. Greencastle-Antrim will have a three-year partnership with NASA designed to bring NASA's mathematics, science and technology learning to educators, students, and families, the release said. While partnered with NASA, the Greencastle-Antrim NES team will acquire and use new teaching resources and technology tools for grades seven through nine using NASA's content, experts and other resources.
April 29, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County students who are currently sixth graders are going to have to complete algebra and geometry under new state requirements, a schools official said at Monday night's board meeting. Before, students had a choice about whether they would take algebra and other advanced mathematics, said Doug Perks, director of curriculum for the Jefferson County schools system. When the students are seventh graders, they will be in a pre-algebra class, replacing a general mathematics course, Perks said.
August 20, 2006
1 S. Clifton Drive Williamsport Principal: Jana Palmer Phone: 301-766-8415 Fax: 301-223-4142 Web site: None Start time: 8:30 a.m. Dismissal: 3 p.m. Grades: K-5 Date of construction: 1959 Age of building: 47 years Latest renovation: 2003 Size of building: 64,112 square feet State-rated capacity: 568 Projected 2006-07 enrollment: ...
May 20, 2002
Sometimes it's hard to impress upon our teenagers the importance of taking challenging courses. If your teens are anything like their peers, when money is "on the table," their interest usually perks up. Recent research studies show that high skills translate into high pay in the workplace. Taking challenging course work is an important way to invest in yourself. Researchers at ACT Inc. have found that the salary a student can expect is strongly related to skills. Occupations that have higher requirements for mathematics, locating information and reading skills pay higher entry-level salaries.
September 27, 2010
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University's Department of Mathematics has established a Research Guild and is looking for students who are interested in participating in applied research. Laboratory space in Stutzman-Slonaker, which was formerly a biology lab, will be used as classroom space and lab for students to do applied research, according to Christopher Elmer, assistant professor of mathematics and engineering. "Robbie Auld, a founding student member of the guild, has been instrumental in providing the students' perspective on many of our ideas," Elmer said.
January 2, 2011
Shepherd University recently received a three-year award from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Division of Science and Research and the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research for $81,000, which was secured by Colleen Nolan, dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and professor of biology. The project targets increasing preparedness and the number of students pursuing graduate training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.