Sonia-Applied Mathematics

My Interesting Discovery

This semester has been my first semester away from taking “technical” classes; by that, I mean that I’ve had to take electives from fields out of Mathematics and Engineering.  At the beginning of the semester, I [...]

As I find my way

Choosing to defer my May 2013 graduation to December is turning out to be the best choice I could have made.  I am roughly a year away from graduation …and I am quite starting to feel [...]

Impossibility does not exist, improbability does

Impossibility does not exist, improbability does

Often when I’m asked what I do and I say “I’m a math major,” I get that look  of despair that is quickly followed by “But what can you possibly do with math?”  If I answered [...]

Zen and Calculators

Zen and Calculators

From an applied mathematics point of view, I have to admit (and as odd as this sounds) I never really thought I would have to dabble into so much pure mathematics.  Throughout my math and engineering [...]

Plagiarism – Not a way of life

Plagiarism – Not a way of life

  “German minister Annette Schavan quits over plagiarism” was recently on the first page of BBC news. From what I read, Schavan has been accused of plagiarism 33 years after receiving her doctorate. The University she [...]

APPLYING WHAT YOU KNOW TO WHAT YOU DON’T

APPLYING WHAT YOU KNOW TO WHAT YOU DON’T

  This semester was my first semester not taking any technical classes; which mean electives in fields outside of mathematics and engineering.  At the beginning of the semester, I was all excited about this.  All I [...]

An applied mathematics major explores her post-graduation options

An applied mathematics major explores her post-graduation options

  I am roughly a year away from graduation and I’m already starting to feel the pressure of the “What are you going to do after college?” question. For the past few months, I have been [...]

How to deal with heat at FIT

How to deal with heat at FIT

By now, I can safely say that I am not the only one suffering from Florida’s blistering heat. What’s makes it even harder to cope, is that your body is constantly adjusting to hot and cold. [...]

Astrobiology Major Cycles for Scleroderma

Astrobiology Major Cycles for Scleroderma

As the end of the school year nears, everybody has started planning their summer. Some will be going home, some will be taking summer classes and others will be seeking some form of adventure. While everybody [...]

No car, no problem!

No car, no problem!

Not having a car is a reality that many of you who live on campus (or somewhere close) can identify with.  I am in the same boat and have decided there is no use crying over [...]