UMW Showcases STEM Activities


Small drones buzzed overhead as more than 600 people viewed the latest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the Anderson Center at the University of Mary Washington on March 29 during the third annual  STEM Summit 16. … [Read more...]

Commonwealth Governor’s School Wins UMW’s High School Calculus Tournament

Calculus tournament 2012

Commonwealth Governor’s School in Spotsylvania County claimed first place in the Sixth Annual University of Mary Washington High School Calculus Tournament. The Jeopardy-style tournament, held Saturday,  March 31 on the Fredericksburg campus, featured 38 students from seven regional high schools. The winning team included Adam Maung, Morgan Locks, Joshua Carlson and Mason Poffenbarger. Chuck Conran, a student from Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, earned the top individual score of the tournament. The team from Paul VI placed second overall. More than $1,000 worth of prizes was awarded to the student winners as well as the schools represented by the top two teams. This year, the event was sponsored by GEICO, SimVentions Corporation, HDT Global and Texas Instruments.  Twelve UMW students helped run the competition. … [Read more...]