I joined Westminster College in 2018 as a computer science and mathematics major. I was not always good at math—there were times when I couldn't stand being in a math class. Then I finally found a person who taught me that each mathematical problem is logical and has a reason. That was the turning point in my life when I started to like doing math problems. My goal was not to be good at math; it was to enjoy it, and that thinking indeed led to my success at math. The more I enjoyed doing mathematical problems, the better I became. I'm happy for this opportunity to help other students find that enjoyment and improve in math.
Courses: MATH 144, MATH 201/2, MATH 210, MATH 203, WCSAM 203, CMPT 201/2
I have always been a math person—math is one of those subjects I really click with. I love math and, more specifically, the applied part of mathematics, such as solving for certain variables in algebra and calculus. My favorite field in math is calculus. Something about solving integrals and derivatives is super satisfying to me. I hope to use my math degree to pursue an engineering job or apply for graduate school. I would love to hopefully get a master's in civil engineering or mathematics someday. I have also always been fascinated with buildings and structures and I would love to use my math knowledge to help design and build new innovative buildings and structures.
Courses: MATH 201/2, MATH 210, DATA 150, DATA 220, CMPT 201/2 PHYS 151/2
I’m a second-year student that somehow ended up liking math and science. I really enjoy math and have been taking calculus classes nonstop over the past year. One of the classes I took over the summer was very fast paced, and I had to work day and night to keep up and understand what was going on. After I finished the class, I wondered how I survived all that stress and thought that no one should have to deal with that on their own. Shortly after, the opportunity to become a tutor presented itself and I thought it would be a great way to be able to help out anyone who may need it.
Courses: MATH 144, MATH 201/2, MATH 203, WCSAM 203, CMPT 201/2, PHYS 151/2, PHYS 211
I'm Kylie and I use she series pronouns. I am a mathematics major and a computer science and psychology minor. I am also on the Track and Field team and a member of the NAMI on campus leadership here at Westminster. Some fun facts about me: I played the cello for seven years, I was able to go to Thailand for May Term this past year, and my favorite dessert is raspberry cheesecake.
Courses: MATH 144, MATH 201/2, MATH 203, MATH 210, WCSAM 203, CMPT 201/2, DATA 150, DATA 220
I'm a physics major and applied mathematics minor. As we all know, physics requires a strong utilization of math, so I chose applied mathematics as my minor—plus I have an interest in math. Even though we learn mathematical knowledge step by step over the years, we still find that it's complex and perplexing to learn math and solve mathematical questions. However, I believe we can eventually solve those difficult questions as long as we think through problems on our own rather than relying on assistance from the beginning. By working through problems on our own, we can improve our math abilities and be more independent.
Courses: MATH 144, MATH 201/2, MATH 203, WCSAM 203, PHYS 151/2, PHYS 211, PHYS 370,BIOL 370, CHEM 370, DATA 220
Ava Baxter Howard
I'm Ava and I use she/her or they/them pronouns. I am a second year computer science major. I love programming and I have experience with Java, Python, C, C++, and Bash. I have worked for the Great Salt Lake Institute, Matt Kruback's 3D printing lab, and the IS help desk, all on campus here, in the past. I am happy to help anyone. Even if you need help with something that I don't have much experience with, I will still do my best to guide your learning.
Courses: Math 210, Math 203, CMPT 201/2
I’ve always been good at math, but I didn’t find my love for computer science until I got to
Westminster. I was able to apply the logical thinking that has helped me in math to something fun and creative. I finally found something in school that I could dig into and get interested in. Computer science is a deep and interesting field with lots to get excited about. I’ve found things I learn here at school translate into skills I’ll be able to use for the rest of my life. I hope that I can help others find the satisfaction that I’ve found in the field of Computer Science.
Courses: CMPT 201/2