Saturday, January 29 Classes Transitioned to Remote
Due to the predicted snowstorm moving through our area beginning late Friday evening through Saturday and the potential for very hazardous driving conditions, all in-person classes on Saturday, January 29, will transition to being held online or remotely.
Additional information on the virtual format for each class will be provided directly by your individual instructor.
Faculty have been asked to prepare for Online or Remote sessions in the event of in-person meeting cancellations. These options will be determined by the Faculty member and all questions should be directed to the Faculty teaching each course section. Faculty also have been asked to be very understanding and accommodating of the individual situations of their students who may have difficulty managing these alternative online or remote class meetings on short notice.
The COVID-19 Booster clinic scheduled for Saturday has been moved to Sunday, and will now start at 10 a.m. All appointment times have been advanced by one hour (9 a.m. Saturday appointments are now 10 a.m. Sunday, etc.).
Campus services for residential students will be operating on modified schedules tomorrow. Separate messages will be sent from the Peterson Library, the Beckerman Recreation Center, and Dining Services regarding their operational status. Schedule modifications can also be found on myCharger. Residential students should be prepared to move their vehicles when instructed to do so, to facilitate snow clearing operations.
Please note that only those employees, as previously determined by their respective department leaders, should report to campus unless otherwise directed by their supervisor. All other employees should continue to fulfill the requirements of their role remotely.
Students who live in the community and have vehicles must follow the local snow parking orders or their vehicles will be ticketed and towed. West Haven has issued a snow emergency prohibiting on-street parking from 8 p.m. Friday evening through 8 a.m. Sunday. Please visit the City of West Haven website for more information.
Math Major Passionate about Applying Concepts He Learns to Real-World Challenges
Whether he is conducting research or helping friends with their math homework, Nathan Waskiewicz ’20 enjoys the challenge of a math problem. He’s looking forward to applying his education to pursue a career as an actuary.
March 13, 2020
By Renee Chmiel, Office of Marketing and Communications
Nathan Waskiewicz ’20 says that although he has always been known as the "math guy," he became especially passionate about the subject during his senior year of high school.
When he began his studies at the University of New Haven, Waskiewicz was an engineering major. Although he says he enjoyed his coursework, he realized his true passion was for mathematics, and he changed his major.
"I appreciate that faculty members incorporate a lot of computer programming into our math classes."Nathan Waskiewicz ’20
"The thought of focusing on math was enticing to me, however alien that sounds to most people," he said. "I love being a math major because it enables me to further explore the topics that interest me the most."
Pursuing research with Houssein El Turkey, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics, enabled Waskiewicz to explore working in Anti-Ramsey Theory and Combinatorics, to, as he said, "count the minimum number of colors needed to guarantee that any coloring of a set of numbers will give a ‘rainbow solution’ to an equation."
Waskiewicz recently submitted the paper about the project to a journal for publication, and he presented his work to the Mathematics Department last semester.
"It was a pleasure to work with him on the math research project," said Dr. El Turkey. "I’ve seen firsthand how his curiosity and mathematical creativity developed over the course of the class and project. He is really passionate about mathematics."
A member of the University’s math and physics club, Waskiewicz enjoys sharing his knowledge and appreciation of math with his professors and classmates. He enjoys exploring problems and learning new types of math. He also, at times, becomes the teacher, helping classmates with their math homework.
Waskiewicz, who is interested in becoming an actuary, plans to pursue a career working with data. He is also interested in pursuing a master’s degree in data science at the University of New Haven. He credits his coursework with preparing him for his graduate studies and career.
"I appreciate that faculty members incorporate a lot of computer programming into our math classes," he said. "On top of learning the mathematical concepts, we’re learning programming languages, as well as how the math we’re learning applies to problems in the real world."