High School Outreach

Program Contact:

Craig Johnson, Ph.D.
johnsonc@maryu.marywood.edu
Center for Natural and Health Science (CNHS) building, Room 319

(570) 348-6211 ext. 6291

Administrative Assistant:

Marcie Gaughan
mgaughan@marywood.edu
Center for Natural and Health Science (CNHS) building, Room 320 A 
(570) 348-6265

Sarah A. Yeust

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Class of 2013

I am currently a secondary mathematics teacher in the Blue Ridge School District. Attending Marywood University for my Mathematics/Secondary Education degree was an excellent decision. The friendships formed, as well as the small class size and personal attention, enriched my learning and made for a memorable four years!”

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The Math and CS faculty at Marywood are available to give presentation to high school classes or math clubs on a range of topics. If you are interested in inviting any of the following faculty, please contact the faculty member directly by phone or email.

  • Dr. Craig Johnson: Math and Music

    All teachers know that pattern recognition is a valuable skill in learning mathematics. Identifying sequences of notes on the staff that result from musical transformations such as reflections and inversions can be used to introduce interesting notions in higher algebra.  Sets of inversions found in works by classical composers such as Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach can be given a structure that leads in a natural way to the definition of a group. This talk explores these connections of math to music.

  • Dr. Dhanapati (DP) Adhikari: Mathematical Modeling, Math Careers

  • Dr. Wen Cheng: Careers in Information Technology and Computer Science