MCS

Gustavus Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics Blog

MCS Alumni Profile: Jillian (Lyon) Downey ’08

Jillian (Lyon) Downey graduated from Gustavus in 2008 with a degree in mathematics.  She received her MS in Statistics from The University of Iowa in 2010 and her PhD in Statistics from Iowa State University in 2017.  She is now an Assistant Professor of Statistics at Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)   Congratulations and good luck with […]

2018 Pi Day

Pictures from the 2018 Pi Day celebration.  

MCS Alumni Profile: Laura (Graen) Rapacz ’01

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 2001 with degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science. I am currently working as an actuary at Travelers. How did the MCS department help you get where you are today? The MCS department gave me great math and computer science  background.  However, I wish I had taken […]

2018 Konhauser Problemfest

This year's Konhauser Problemfest took place on Sat, Feb 17 at the University of St Thomas. The Konhauser Problemfest is an annual problem competition for three-person teams from private colleges throughout Minnesota. The contest was started in 1993 in honor of the late Joe Konhauser, a long-time professor at Macalester who was a very active problemist. The winning college gets the traveling trophy, a granite sculpture of the pizza theorem and its proof.

MCS Problem Solving Group

The MCS department will be sponsoring problem solving sessions throuout the spring semester.  Pizza and problems will be provided.   See the MCS Events Calendar for the time and location. Here is a sample of this weeks problem provided by Dr. Jacob Siehler. Here’s a quick little question to get your brain working.  You know […]

MCS Alumni Profile: Andrew Tilman (’11)

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 2011 with a degree in Mathematics. I am currently working at the University of Pennsylvania as a Postdoc in mathematical biology. How did the MCS department help you get where you are today? My degree in math has really shaped how I view the world and […]

MCS Alumni Profile: Danielle Berg ’08

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 2008 with degrees in Mathematics and Physics. I just finished working at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee as an Astrophysics postdoc and I am starting another postdoc position at The Ohio State University. How did the MCS department help you get where you are today? The […]

Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition Contest Winners!!!

On Saturday November 4th two teams of Gustavus students competed in the Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition (MUDAC). Teams of graduates and undergraduates explored real-world data while enhancing and showcasing their analytical and communication skills.  Monika Pham, Will Missling, Spencer Kight, and, Kate Schneider took first place out of 19 teams in the Novice division! Alan Gutierrez, […]

Do You Have a Problem?

For the last two and a half years the MCS department has been offering students the opportunity to participate in problem solving sessions. Sessions are held once a week.  Problems vary in subject matter and difficulty.  Students from  multiple diciplins get together for an hour in the evening, eat pizza, discuss strategies to solve the presented problems, and have a good time.

MCS Alumni Profile: Erin (Bonitz) Riess ’01

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 2001 with degrees in Math & Music. I am currently a stay-at-home mom. Once in a while I will tutor someone who is taking a math or stats course and needs a little help. How did the MCS department help you get where you are today? […]