This year's team of Ed Hrinya, Jared Meadows and Kat Jansen received the second highest ranking of Meritorious, which placed them in the top 1 percent internationally in the Mathematical Competion in Modeling.
Roanoke College graduate and teacher takes learning full circle at prominent summer education conference
Now a full-time teacher, Danny McNamara '01 has returned to the Margaret Sue Copenhaver Institute for Teaching and Learning as a participant and a small group leader for the past two years.
Dr. Jane Ingram, who was chair of the computer science, physics and mathematics department at Roanoke, helped to start the College's computer science major.
Between faculty meetings and finals, Drs. Maina, Buchholz and Grant find time to march to the beat of their own drums after creating a faculty band last fall. None of the aforementioned faculty can be found in the music department, but these three still know how to perform for a crowd.
Dr. Richard Grant, associate professor of physics, knows the importance of practicing what he preaches. Grant uses his teaching and writing skills with a two-fold approach, working with a publishing company as he continues to teach.
Elvis, the 6-year-old pet of Dr. Tim Pennings, has found his way into the hearts of calculus lovers across the country by ingratiating himself in the world of calculus. Dr. Roland Minton discusses how he discovered Elvis and the relationship he has developed with both Elvis and Dr. Tim Pennings.
“We’re constantly pushing each other to ask why we hold our beliefs, which is why we do research,” the faculty researcher says.
Munley’s 2005 lecture in Laos, “The Science of Global Warming,” centered around challenges posed against global warming over the past 100 years and why humans are the reason global warming is becoming such a hot issue.
Dr. Fleenor, physics professor, hopes to further the College’s space research along with introducing students to the “awe-inspiring nature of the universe.”
“If I can help pique my students’ interest in research and scientific careers, I feel that I have done my job as a professor to promote an extended education,” Dr. Balasubramanian says.
For the last 10 years, Grant has conducted workshops in teaching science in the schools, mainly at the elementary level.
Their research will help wireless companies search for ways to use the least number of channels that will allow the greatest number of users.
The research opportunities Roanoke College offers its students helped Bennett win the scholarship through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Real world examples, challenging writing exercises and the integration of technology within the text, make it accessible to all students.
The Lao People’s Democratic Republic heard Dr. Frank Munley speak about the challenges they will face.