JMU Mathematics & Statistics in the News

JMU Math & Stat students place in COMAP Competition

The COMAP results are out! The JMU Team of Josh Banton, John Boyle and Christina Kelly did Problem C and were awarded MERITORIOUS (the second highest grade). There were 8011 students who did this problem and they were one of only 7 non-Chinese teams to get this grade. There were only two teams from the USA to get this grade (and one who was a Finalist), and they were one of them!It's a fantastic achievement. Please congratulate them if you see them. And a big thanks to all of you who supported them when they were competing.Link to Problem C:



Students sweep awards at Spring MAA meeting 2023

JMU Math & Stat students won MANY awards at the 2023 Spring MAA MD-DC-VA Section meeting:  

  • Andre Mas (mentor: Minah Oh) MAA MD-DC-VA Section Spring 2023, First Place Presentation Award

  • Matthew Caulfield and Aidan Chadha (mentor: Caroline Lubert) MAA MD-DC-VA Section Spring 2023, Second Place Presentation Award

  • Valentina Paz Soldan and Finn Otto (mentor: Caroline Lubert) MAA MD-DC-VA Section Spring 2023, Second Place Poster Award

  • Three of our math majors, Andre Mas, Noah Pope, and Colby Sherwood, also competed in Math Jeopardy at the meeting, and they won the first prize in that as well. They brought back a trophy for winning first place which will be displayed at the entrance of Roop Hall.



Thelwell earns COMPASS Award

Dr. Roger Thelwell wins COMPASS Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: This award recognizes Dr. Thelwell's contributions as a visionary, leader, advocate, and catalyst over many years. See the video nomination.


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