UMW Math Professor Honored by Alma Mater

Keith Mellinger received the 2013 Young Alumni Achievement Award from his alma mater, Millersville University.

University of Mary Washington Associate Professor and Chair of Mathematics Keith Mellinger was honored with the 2013 Young Alumni Achievement Award from his alma mater, Millersville University. … [Read more...]

STEM Summit Showcases Area Technology

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The second annual FredTech STEM 16 Summit brought together more than 350 educators, students, community members and business leaders at the University of Mary Washington on Saturday, April 20. … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Students From Across Disciplines Represent UMW Nationally

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University of Mary Washington student Ethan Bottone earned national distinction as a member of a regional team placing second in the Association of American Geographers World Geography Bowl last month in New York City. Perhaps more impressive, he helped claim that win as a sophomore in a competition dominated by graduate students. The Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers team—made up of mostly graduate students—missed first place by a mere 20 points. In November, Bottone secured a spot on the team after placing third overall in the regional bowl. “Competing against grad students was really nerve-racking at first, because I was just sitting there thinking, ‘Wow, some of these people have been in college since I started high school',” Bottone said.  “But after answering a few questions, I just felt settled down and ready to play, like there wasn't any gap between our educations.” The geography department isn’t the only opportunity for UMW students … [Read more...]