Archive for 2004
I am pleased to announce the publication by McGraw-Hill of the text “Geometry with Geometry Explorer.” This book is the result of many years of trying out new ideas and projects in the department’s geometry class. A sincere thank you goes out to all those students who have enjoyed (suffered through?) these pedagogical experiments while [...]
JÃƒÂ³ napot. Greetings from Budapest, Hungary. I’m Trevor Potter, on schedule to graduate as a math major in 2006. I am a week away from finishing a semester abroad with the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics program. Budapest is a beautiful city and by far one of the most interesting capitals in Europe, both currently and [...]
The first alumni roundup provoked some more alumni to check in; here is what they are up to.
December 10, 2004, starting at 7pm Max Hailperin’s House Come have fun with MCS professors, students, and family members. This is an informal gathering where we’ll have the whole range of games: fast-action party games, deep-thought strategy games, and everything in between. Tired of playing games? Grab some munchies and chat and munch while putting [...]
Inspired by exam grading over Thanksgiving weekend, I have one more problem for the MCS Club contest for the fall semester. Given that our best response was for the first problem, which featured the number 16, I have determined that this must be because problems about 16 are one easier than all those problems about [...]
I have put together a mailing list for students and/or faculty and/or alums who are interested in information about the contests we’re involved in, or general information about mathematical problem solving. Email me, dmolnar at gac dot edu, if you would like to be added to the list.
Saturday November 13th was a busy day for geeky Gusties. While the programmers travelled to St. Paul, 12 students were competing on campus in the MAA North Central Section Team Contest. I was pleased with the turnout, up from 4 last year. Overall, 66 teams from 26 colleges and universities throughout the region took part. [...]
When ten recent computer science alumni got together to discuss career issues with current juniors and seniors, they also posed for a group photo with me.
Haimanti “Hemo” (Nag) Weld, a class of 2001 Computer Science alumna, sent me an email with some advice for students, based on her experience moving into the work world. In her words, these are “some things I know today that I would have liked to have known before.”
On Saturday, November 15, CS majors Michael Schmit, Dan Treiman, and Jared Wangen competed in the ACM North Central North America Regional Programming Contest. The regional contest spans seven US states and one and a half Canadian provinces, and this year included 187 teams. Teams participate from local satellite sites; the Gustavus team was one [...]