(L to R) Marcella Noorman, Josh Sheehy, Mallory White, Lesya Zhukovska
Award Recipients for 2013
- The Raymond H. Medley, Jr. Outstanding Senior Mathematics Award
2013 Recipient: Marcella Noorman
- The Raymond H. Medley, Jr. Outstanding Senior Computer Science Award
2013 Recipient: Josh Sheehy
- The Stephen R. Campbell Mathematics and Computer Science Award
2013 Recipient: Mallory White
- The Mathematics Problem Solving Award
2013 Recipients: Josh Sheehy and Lesya Zhukovska
Student Awarded Actuarial Scholarship
Lesya Zhukovska (Mathematics major, class of 2014) was awarded the Southeastern Actuaries Conference (SEAC) Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year. Each year the Southeastern Actuaries Conference funds actuarial science scholarships for full-time students at universities and colleges in the Southeast who have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing a career in the actuarial field. The SEAC Scholarship Committee receives scholarship applications from students and then meets to select the scholarship winners, typically five each year. The actuarial profession is usually ranked in the top five of career choices. Actuaries analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty. They use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to assess the risk that an event will occur and to help businesses and clients develop policies that minimize the cost of that risk.
Student Invited to Present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research
Andrew Trask, a Belmont senior pursuing a B.S. in Applied Discrete Mathematics and a B.B.A. in Finance, presented an oral presentation at NCUR 2013 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in April 2013. Chosen from more than 3,500 submissions, his abstract demonstrates a unique contribution to his field of study. The title of his presentation is "Predicting Stock Change Using Twitter and Artificial Neural Networks." The National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), established in 1987, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students. Attendance was anticipated to range from 3000 to 3500 individuals representing over 300 research universities, comprehensive universities, and private liberal arts colleges, from 35 to 45 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, and likely other countries.
Student presents at The Improvising Brain SymposiumBrian Howell, a senior majoring in Computer Science, presented "Application of Music Analysis Algorithms to Interactive Music Synthesis" with David Halpern of Columbia University and Dr. Robert Keller of Harvey Mudd College at The Improvising Brain Symposium at Georgia State University (GSU) in Atlanta, GA, April 7 – 9, 2013. The Improvising Brain is a symposium and concert event that will bring together researchers and musicians to explore music, improvisation, and related brain processes. It is sponsored by the GSU School of Music, the GSU Neuroscience Institute and the Center for Collaborative and International Arts. The paper resulted from work done at a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Brian attended last summer on Intelligent Music Software at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA.
2013 Tennessee Academy of Science (TAS)
Middle Division Collegiate Meeting
Belmont University, Nashville, TN
April 6, 2013
First Place: Marcella Noorman
Student Athlete AwardsAt the 2012 Belmont University Athletics All-Sports Banquet, Kimberly Muldowney, Mathematics major, received the Team Academic Achievement Award for Women's Cross Country/Track & Field. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher, reached at least junior status, and been enrolled at Belmont University for at least 2 semesters.
Also at the banquet, Jamie Loftis, Women's Soccer, Mathematics and Secondary Education major, received the award for Outstanding Secondary Educator.
Student Awarded Two Actuarial Scholarships
Li (Mary) Yang (Mathematics major, class of 2013) was awarded two actuarial scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year -- The Southeastern Actuaries Conference (SEAC) Scholarship and The Casualty Actuaries of the Southeast (CASE) Scholarship. These are both competitive scholarships awarded to students at southeastern U.S. universities who plan to pursue a career as an actuary. Typically only five SEAC scholarships and only two CASE scholarships are awarded per year.Mary is completing the Mathematics Actuarial Career Track in preparation for becoming a certified actuary. Students completing the Actuarial Track will earn a minor in Business Administration. The actuarial profession is usually ranked in the top five of career choices. Actuaries work in the insurance and financial sectors and specialize in analyzing the financial impact of risk and uncertainty.