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Pie your professor for Pi Day

The STEM Center will celebrate Pi Day with indoor and outdoor activities, including a “Pie Your Professor” fundraiser, put on by the Women in STEM Club on March 14, 2019. (Photo illustration by Alexis Warren)

Alexis Warren

March 13, 2019

Math geeks come together annually on March 14 in celebration of “Pi Day,” because of its significance in the mathematics community for being a never ending constant. The mathematical celebrations that happen on Pi Day often include simply eating pie, but this year American River College Scienc...

Assembly bill eliminates standardized English and math placement tests at ARC

Although the American River College Assessment Center will continue to administer tests in other areas of education, as of Feb. 1, 2019, it is no longer administering standardized placement tests for math or English. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Jennah Booth

February 6, 2019

Students who are starting their general education at American River College this semester will see changes to their English and math level placement with the implementation of Assembly Bill 705, which has reduced the number of available lower level classes as well as eliminated the placement test. Signed b...

Professor uses basic math to get students engaged

Professor Barcellos gives instruction about the distance with miles and hours at the October 6 College Hour. (Photo by: Cierra Quintana)

Shiavon Chatman

October 6, 2016

Anthony Barcellos, who works as a professor in the American River College mathematics department, gave a presentation during this week’s college hour to get students interested in math. Amanda Corcoran, an english professor at ARC, introduced Barcellos as her “talented and interested colleague....

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