During the spring 2016 semester, students from ECON 459 (Senior Seminar in Economics: Experiential Statistics) and MATH 415 (Applied Statistics) formed teams which provided analytical consulting services to local nonprofit organizations from St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Charles counties. On May 9th, 2016, St. Mary’s College of Maryland hosted a symposium presenting the consulting teams’ findings. This public forum was attended by local stakeholders, including representatives of the nonprofit organizations who received complimentary consulting services. Participating nonprofit organizations included: Calvert Nature Society, Southern Maryland Audubon Society, American Chestnut Land Trust, Chesapeake Charter School, St. Mary’s River Watershed Association, and Historic St. Mary’s City.
St. Mary’s student Will Schaffer (‘18) has been accepted to attend the General Course at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) for the 2016-17 academic year.
The General Course at LSE is a fully integrated year of undergraduate study in one of the most vibrant,diverse, and historical cities in the world. General Course students may study any combination of the more than 250 undergraduate courses taught at the school, in disciplines as varied as anthropology, geography, and social policy. General Course students are are fully integrated, both in terms of accommodation and teaching, with LSE undergraduate students, around half of whom come from over 140 countries outside the UK.
Schaffer is an economics major and is from Knoxville, Maryland.