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APSU statistics instructor Sam Ligo builds Real-World models to help Students grasp Math Concepts

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN –  Austin Peay State University statistics instructor Sam Ligo for years has used his woodworking skills and engineering know-how to build mathematical models – real-world 3D representations of the math – to help his students learn.

And over the summer, he built his latest learning tool – a Galton Board.

Austin Peay State University's Sam Ligo sits with some of the models he has created for his students. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Sam Ligo sits with some of the models he has created for his students. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University’s professional mad scientist bringing Gov School demos to Zoom

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) professional mad scientist is at it again.

Each summer, Bryan Gaither orchestrates several science demonstrations during the Governor’s School for Computational Physics.

Austin Peay State University’s Professional Mad Scientist Bryan Gaither talks to Governor’s School for Computational Physics students through Zoom. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Professional Mad Scientist Bryan Gaither talks to Governor’s School for Computational Physics students through Zoom. (APSU)

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APSU’s graduate enrollment continues to grow, even during COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Last year Austin Peay State University (APSU) broke the 1,000 graduate student barrier and current enrollment looks even more promising. APSU is experiencing higher graduate student enrollment compared to last year at this time.

Austin Peay State University math class last year on campus. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University math class last year on campus. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University professors bring diverse science lessons to Governor’s School of Computational Physics

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In a typical year, the Governor’s School for Computational Physics at Austin Peay State University (APSU) includes two field trips to renowned nearby science centers.

But this year isn’t typical.

Friction Stir Welding. (APSU)

Friction Stir Welding. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University mathematics students serve and learn in Jamaica during winter break

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a brutally humid afternoon in May Pen, Jamaica, Austin Peay State University (APSU) student Sara Grey went missing. One minute, she was following Dr. Jackie Vogel, APSU professor of mathematics, up a dark stairwell in one of the city’s poorest schools, and the next minute she was gone.

“I turned and said, ‘Where’s Sara?’” Vogel recalled.

Austin Peay State University students in Jamaica. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University students in Jamaica. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Online Graduate Certificate in Biometrics will make job candidates more competitive

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This fall, a Biometrics and Clinical Trials Operations Certificate will be offered exclusively through the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Nfii Ndikintum, vice president of Clinical Affairs and Biometrics at AtriCure will be serving as the lead instructor.

Austin Peay State University mathematics professor Dr. Sumen Sen leads a class recently on campus. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University mathematics professor Dr. Sumen Sen leads a class recently on campus. (APSU)

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APSU counseling grad student Melody Shipley earns National Award for 9/11 art therapy project

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) grad student Melody Shipley, a ceramics artist, planned to focus on her pottery full-time, but then in 2015, she went horseback riding.

It was something she did often on her family farm, but that afternoon Shipley ended up on ground, twisting her back and dislocated a rib.

APSU grad student Melody Shipley stands with plates made as part of her art therapy project.

APSU grad student Melody Shipley stands with plates made as part of her art therapy project.

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Austin Peay State University team wins regional Math Jeopardy Championship

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A team from Austin Peay State University’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics recently won the Math Jeopardy Championship at a competition held during the 2017 Southeastern Section meeting of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). The APSU team defeated 26 other teams from colleges and universities in the Southeast.

Austin Peay fielded two teams, mentored by Dr. Nicholas Kirby, assistant professor of mathematics, and Dr. Ben Ntatin, professor of mathematics.

Team from Austin Peay wins regional Math Jeopardy Championship.

Team from Austin Peay wins regional Math Jeopardy Championship.

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Austin Peay State University student Paul Watkins pursues research on hybrid of math, art

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – There are mathematicians and there are artists, and then there is the rare breed that find a way to merge two of the most seemingly disparate fields of study imaginable.

Austin Peay State University math major Paul Watkins does not resemble the “traditional” math student – with long hair and an even longer beard, Watkins looks more like the type who would be at home in an art studio.

APSU student Paul Watkins. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

APSU student Paul Watkins. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

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APSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics places second in MAA Math Jeopardy competition

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – APSU’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics recently recorded another strong showing as its Math Jeopardy team placed second in a 24-school field during the 2016 Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Jeopardy championship.

(L to R) Dr. Nick Kirby, Anthony Thai, Paul Watkins, Scott Howard, Thomas Clayborne and Dr. Ben Ntatin.

(L to R) Dr. Nick Kirby, Anthony Thai, Paul Watkins, Scott Howard, Thomas Clayborne and Dr. Ben Ntatin.

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