MCS

Blog for Gustavus Mathematics and Computer Science Department

MCS Teams Compete in MAA Contest

Earlier this month the MCS Department had two teams of students compete in the team mathematics contest organized by the Mathematical Association of America's North Central Section. We had a great result: Our younger team (including two first-year students!) solved two problems plus substantial progress on a third, placing them ahead of 14 other teams from the region. The more experienced team tied for 11th place out of 59 teams competing.

MCS Alumni Profile: Dan Conlin

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 2009 with a degree in Math. I am currently working as a Client Development Manager at Synchrony Financial

MCS Alumni Profile: Chenyu Yang

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 2010 with a degree in Mathematics. I am currently an assistant professor at the Simon Business School, University of Rochester.

MCS Alumni Profile: Christopher Stromberg

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 1998 with degrees in Chemistry and Computer Science. I am currently working as an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Hood College in Frederick, MD

Six MCS Students participate in the 2016 NCNA ACM-ICPC

Six MCS Students went to Macalester College this past Saturday to participate in the regional ACM Intercollegiate Programming Contest. One of our teams ranked third out of a total of seventeen teams contested at the site.  Two Macalester teams solved 5 out of 12 problems, and team Gustavus1 solved 4.  Participants enjoyed the rigorous brain […]

MCS Alumni Profile: Ted Rice

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 1998 with a degree in Math. I am currently working at Samaritan Ministries - Business Intelligence

Summer Research and Internship Experiences

Seminar: Thursday, October 27, 3:30-4:30 Olin Hall 321 The students below will give a student panel on Thursday to describe their experiences. Below they’ve provided a few details of their experiences, as well as links to the website for information/applications. Note that some of the links may connect to the 2016 info; continue to check […]

MCS Alumni Profile: Jason Molesky

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 1998 with a degree in Math/Computer Science, Secondary Education. I’m currently the Executive Director of Technology & Data Services for Lakeville Area Public Schools. I’m also heavily involved in Statistics Education through the AP Reading, developing media for high school and college stats packages, and authored "Strive for a 5: Preparing for the AP Statistics Exam".

MCS Alumni Profile: Tucker Saude

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 2016 with a degree in Computer Science. I am currently working at Lockheed Martin as an Associate Software Engineer How did the MCS department help you get where you are today? Providing me with knowledge, as well as guidance during my job search. What is your […]

MCS Seminar: Frieze Patterns and Triangulations

Speaker: Emily Gunawan, Gustavus Adolphus College Originally studied by Conway and Coxeter, frieze patterns appeared in various recreational mathematics publications in the 1970s. Friezes are super fun! And you’ll get to see lots of colorful pictures during this talk.    A finite integer frieze pattern comes from a triangulation of a polygon. We will discuss how […]