A&M-Texarkana Math Students Finish in Top Tier of Competition
TEXARKANA, Texas – A group of Texas A&M University-Texarkana math students fared very well in a recent Differential Equation Modeling Competition put on by the Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities. The competition featured more than 400 students from 88 institutions. The awards for the contest were broken down into three categories; Successful, Meritorious, and Outstanding. The trio of math majors from A&M-Texarkana received the Outstanding award, which means that they finished in the top 25 percent of the participating teams.
The problem the A&M-Texarkana students worked on was finding a better solution for sorting different kinds of recycled materials. The team set out to make recycling more convenient by allowing people to combine different types of materials in one container, instead of having to collect them separately. They used a series of equations to show how items of varying weight and content could be sorted by dropping them from a specific height and allowing them to fall through a stream of air moving at a given speed.
A&M-Texarkana’s team was made up of Daniel Collinsworth, a mathematics and electrical engineering major, Garrett Mason, a mathematics and electrical engineering major, and mathematics major Caleb Watson. The team competed alongside institutions like The United States Air Force Academy in Colorado and the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Dr. Gary L Stading, Dean of the College of Business, Engineering, and Technology at A&M-Texarkana, was pleased with the results.
“I think it speaks volumes about our students when they go out and compete so well against students from other universities,” Stading said. “It says a lot about the quality of instruction here at A&M-Texarkana. We’re very proud of them,” he added.
A&M-Texarkana Sets Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony
Texas A&M University-Texarkana will celebrate its spring 2018 commencement ceremony Saturday, May 12, at 10:00 am at the First Baptist Church of Texarkana, TX on Moores Lane.
Kristie Avery, a Graduation Specialist in the Office of the Registrar, said a total of 254 students would receive masters and baccalaureate degrees. Approximately 212 students are expected to participate in the ceremony. Three of the students attending the commencement ceremony will earn the first doctorates awarded in school history.
Dr. Emily Cutrer, President of A&M-Texarkana, and Dr. David Yells, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, will present the candidates and confer the degrees.
Dr. David Yells will present academic hoods to the graduates receiving master’s degrees, and Dr. Roseanne Stripling will preside over the hooding ceremony for those earning their doctoral degree.
The organist for the ceremony will be Vickie Al-Dubais, and the vocalist will be Alana Briley.
Those who will not be able to attend the ceremony may view it live at the following web address: http://portal.stretchinternet.com/tamutadmin/.
Those wishing to utilize Closed Captioning while in the audience at the ceremony or watching the live stream can go to https://tcc.1capapp.com/event/tamut/.
For more information, contact Kristie Avery at (903) 334-6751 or Kristie.Avery@tamut.edu.