May 27, 2010 - Students Participate In Education Department's Maymester Showcase
Two mathematics students presented the results of their experience in the Albion Public Schools during the Education Department's Maymester Showcase on Thursday, May 27. The theme of the showcase was "Understanding and Building Community Empowerment through Education".
- Matt Callow, a history major and mathematics minor, presented a project called "Albion High School 2010 Census". In his work with algebra students at AHS, students worked to create a School Improvement Census that attempted to identify important problems at the school and then suggested possible solutions. The results of the census were presented to community and school board members.
- Rachel Kamischke, a mathematics major and French minor, presented a project called "Building for a Stronger Community". Rachel's AHS students worked in groups to design a community center to meet the needs of their community. Students used their knowledge and understanding of area to create a budget and scale drawing for their proposed center, and so to engage in some practical applications of mathematics outside the classroom.
The Maymester Boundary Crossings Experience allows Albion College teacher education students to have three weeks of intensive practical and integrated experience in the Albion Public Schools. The program begins with a weekly seminar during the spring semester, includes a weekly experience in the Maymester field placement classroom, and culminates in a three-week in-class component in May.
January 5, 2009 - Darren Mason's Research Presented at 2009 International Symposium on Plasticity
Darren E. Mason collaborated on the presentation Interactions between slip-systems, grain boundaries, heterogeneous deformation, and microcracking in commercially pure Ti. which was given at the International Symposium on Plasticity and its Applications at the Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriot Beach Resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Darren's collaborators included T. R. Bieler, M. A. Crimp, Y. Yang, and L. Wang of Michigan State University (USA); P. Eisenlohr, F. Roters, and D. Raabe of the Max-Planck Institut fÃ¼r Eisenforschung (Germany), and G. E. Ice of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA).
February 9, 2009 - COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling
Two teams of threeCOMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling Albion College mathematics students completed their work in 2009 Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) sponsored the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications. On the evening of Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 8pm, the Albion College mathematical modeling team of Chen Chen ('11), Whitney Patton ('09) and Kathryn Wagner ('09) & Yang Chen ('11), Chris Creighton ('10), and Sophia Potoczak ('10) twere presented with the choice of solving two different, yet thought-provoking real-life problems in mathematical modeling. Over the course of the next ninety-six hours, the team independently selected, sweated, solved, and wrote up a paper presenting each of their team's solution to the problem they chose. The solution was completed at 8pm on Monday, February 09, 2009 and then directly emailed to COMAP for judging. Professor Darren Mason organized the participation of the Albion students in this year's MCM. Final results of this highly competitive international contest will be available by May, 2009.
February 15, 2009 - Darren Mason's Research Presented at 138th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
Darren E. Mason collaborated on the poster presentation Deformation Mode Characterization and FEM Simulation of alpha-Titanium Deformed in Bending. which was presented at the 138th Meeting and Exhibition of The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society at the Moscone's West Convention Center in San Francisco, CA. Darren's collaborators included T. R. Bieler, M. A. Crimp, Y. Yang, and L. Wang of Michigan State University (USA) and P. Eisenlohr of the Max-Planck Institut fÃ¼r Eisenforschung (Germany).