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Open Statistics Position

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Statistics (or Associate Professor with appropriate qualifications) in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics to begin September 1, 2021.  Find the full job posting at https://gustavus.edu/employment/job/1762

MCS Summer Scholarship: Fun and Games

How far can a model army advance into a one-dimensional desert, using only finite resources and prescribed types of movement?

MCS Seminar on 3/16 – UPDATE: CANCELLED

UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED. Unfortunately, due to changes in travel circumstances, this event is cancelled. We will try to reschedule Jed’s talk for a future date, most likely in the Fall.   On Monday, March 16th, Jed Yang from Bethel University will be giving a seminar talk entitled “Counting tilings with computers”, which should be of […]

MCS Student Faculty Research Opportunity

Applications wanted for Stephen Hilding Student Faculty Research Fund Students are encouraged to apply for funding for 6 weeks of summer research. The stipend will cover salary and a housing allotment. Please apply at this link – https://forms.gle/9cKaV6rDBSRVBGSRA The project description is below. Applications are due by 3/27. Please contact Dr. Jeff Ford or Dr. Jacob Siehler […]

MCS Seminar on Lewis Carroll

Join us on Monday at 3:30 pm in Olin 321 for the MCS department seminar given by current GAC student, Rebecca Steffen.  The title of Rebecca’s talk is “The Mathematical Art of Lewis Carroll” and an abstract is given below.  As always, snacks will be served.  We look forward to seeing you there! Abstract:  While […]

Open Visiting Statistics Position

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time one-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistics in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics to begin September 1, 2020.  See the full job posting at https://gustavus.edu/employment/job/1721 

NFL Statistician to give Seminar on 2/18

The MCS department is excited to welcome Dennis Lock as our first MCS seminar speaker of 2020.  Dennis is the Director of Football Research and Strategy for the Buffalo Bills.  His talk, “Sports Analytics:  An Insider’s Perspective” will be on Tuesday, February 18th in Olin 103 at 6:30 pm.  Refreshments will be served! Abstract for talk: […]

We made games, and you can try them!

In MCS-106 we’ve been thinking intensely about games – we’ve had the cards, dice, hexagonal boards, pencils and paper and all the other trimmings out as we’ve studied the mechanics of games like Hex, Can’t Stop, SET, Dots-and-Boxes, and many others. Most importantly, we’ve been designing and testing our own games, and we’d like to […]

Math Grad gets Gig on the Tonight Show

We often get asked “what can I do with a math major.” Well here is an answer I’ve never thought of before: “You can write for Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show.” Chloe Radcliffe (12) recently joined the Tonight Show as a comedy writer. Read more about this in City Pages.

Obituary of Richard Allen Askey

Most of you have probably not heard of Professor Richard Askey, Professor at Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, who passed away this fall. But every student who has passed through the MCS Department knows the bronze bust of Srinivasa Ramanujan sculpted by Paul Granlund that proudly adorns our lobby. Richard Askey was the driving […]