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

Lauren Thorne/Roote

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Class of 2013

I currently work at Scranton Preparatory School as an algebra and geometry teacher. My college math courses made me aware of the bigger picture in mathematics. They helped me to not only grasp each individual subject on a higher level, but also to understand their connection to one another so I can convey their practical relationships and importance in the greater field of mathematics to my high school students.

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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