Award-Winning Teacher Rick Straughen, '03, Finds His Home in the Classroom

Rick Straughen, Albion College Class of 2003

Rick Straughen, Albion College Class of 2003
Rick Straughen, '03, thought he was going into a career as a computer programmer. But he changed his mind at Albion College and is now impacting the lives of high school students in Michigan's Utica Community Schools as an award-winning computer science and math teacher.

Keith Moore Math Competition Equals Fun for Regional High Schoolers

W. Keith Moore Math Competition 2017, at Albion College


Students from seven high schools in southern Michigan recently got a day off from school to compete in Albion College's second annual W. Keith Moore Math Competition. The students competed both as individuals and teams, with pencil-and-paper quizzes, the "Pony Express" math relay, and even a math scavenger hunt that took them across campus.

Math Meets Art in Student's FURSCA Project

Liliya Chernysheva, ‘19

Liliya Chernysheva, ‘19
"I have always been interested in both sciences and arts, but I could never find a way of combining my two passions," writes Liliya Chernysheva, '19. "Choosing just one path always seemed to me like a terrible mistake. So it was great, this past summer, to work with math professor Dave Reimann on a mathematical art research project."

First Keith Moore Math Competition Equals Success

Albion College sign

Albion College sign
Students from six different high schools in southern Michigan got a day off from school in May to compete in Albion College's first W. Keith Moore Math Competition. The students competed both as individuals and teams, with pencil-and-paper quizzes and even a math scavenger hunt that took them across campus.

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