‘department news’ Category
Events, publications, curricular changes, etc.
The MCS Department is starting a new tradition; lunch in Linner Lounge with MCS students, faculty, and interested alumni. There is no agenda, just a chance to get together and discuss math, CS, stats, baseball, politics, or whatever. If you are a student or alum we would love to have you join us, even if […]
Professor Jeff Rosoff wrote to the Star Tribune to chide them about Fermat’s Last Theorem; they selected it as their letter of the day.
Aon Benfield is looking to hire Catastrophe Risk Analysts and a 2010 alum has asked me to share this with Gustavus math and CS students who may be looking for a job. Here is what she says about these opportunities. The job listings are here: http://jobs.aon.com/aon/catastrophe-risk-analyst-0 http://jobs.aon.com/aon/catastrophe-risk-analyst Here is a brief description of the job: […]
The Department of Homeland Security has just opened a call for student volunteers with a closing date of January 17, 2014. They have unpaid positions in a variety of places. [Updated: originally posted with closing date of January 3rd, which was extended.]
Three MCS students went to Carlton College this past Saturday to participate in the annual ACM Programming Contest. The contest originally started at Texas A & M in 1970. It spread through North America and has branches and chapters throughout the world. “The contest fosters creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enables students to test […]
The Math Career Night is this Tuesday, Oct. 29th from 5:30-7:30 in the third floor Olin lobby! Enjoy free pizza and pop while meeting alumni who majored in Math or who have careers in math. Take this opportunity to get a feel for what math-related careers are out there after graduation and get advice from […]
Long-time MCS and Physics Administrative Assistant Linda Hewitt is retiring! For years Linda has managed the day-to-day operations of the MCS department and kept a long string of department chairs from disaster by gently guiding them through the intricacies of budget oversight, student employment, and every other aspect of departmental management. Linda’s relaxed and […]
Planet Money, the economics reporting unit of National Public Radio, ran a great story this morning (9/11/13) entitled “Why Women (Like Me) Choose Lower-Paying Jobs.” Although not strictly about mathematics or computer science, the reporter Lisa Chow was an applied math major in college, earned an MBA, and is pursuing a career not directly related […]
Congratulations to our colleague Dr. Thomas LoFaro, who has been named the inaugural Clifford M. Swanson Professor in Mathematics, supported by an endowment fund created by Clifford ’32 and Delores ’32 Swanson. We are grateful to the Swansons for their support of our department’s mission and to Tom for his dynamic teaching, research, and leadership. […]
Students interested in a career in IT or cyber security can sign up for Cyber Aces Online. Organizers say that “top scorers will be invited to participate in the Minnesota Cyber Aces State Championship at Inver Hills Community College event in Spring 2014 to compete to win top honors, and the best performers may earn […]