Archive for 2010

Upcoming Department Seminar

Come and join speaker Dr. Baili Chen, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Gustavus Adolphus College on Wednesday, December 1 at 12:30PM in Olin 321 as she discusses Quasilinear Parabolic Equations with Nonlocal Boundary Conditions Pizza & pop will be served at 12:15PM in Olin 3rd floor lobby.

MCS Artist Likes Green

Join MCS Artist in Residence Lois Peterson, along with the Gustavus Department of Art and Art History as they host speaker Sarah Nettleton on Tuesday November 16..  Sarah is the designing architect of the Spear House.  She will be giving a lecture/ presentation on architecture and design at 4:30 pm in Wallenberg Auditorium.  To learn more […]

Gusties Attend Programming Contest

Three MCS students went to Macalester this past weekend to participate in the ACM International Collegiate 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 […]

Upcoming MCS Seminars

On Wednesday November 10 the MCS Department will be hosting two seminars.  The first will take place at 11:30 in Olin 321.  Join Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science Choong-Soo Lee as he presents his research on A Credit-based Home Access Point (CHAP) to Improve Application Quality on IEEE 802.11 Networks.   Abstract Refreshments will be served […]

MCS Department to host differential equations conference

From June 23 through June 26, 2011 the MCS department will be hosting the conference Differential Equations Across the Collegiate Curriculum.  This conference will explore the evolving role of the differential equations course in mathematics and across the STEM disciplines.  It is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation and is a cooperative […]

Benoît Mandelbrot (1924-2010); Fractal pioneer spoke at Nobel Conference in 1990

The New York Times has an obituary for Benoît Mandelbrot, the pioneer of fractal geometry, who is dead at 85. From the Gustavus viewpoint, he can be remembered as a speaker at the 1990 Nobel Conference on the topic “Chaos: The New Science”. Unlike recent Nobel Conferences with lectures preserved as archived video, Mandelbrot’s lecture […]

Computer Science Alumni to be Honored

Departmental alumni, Travis and Nathan Dahlke (2000 and 2002), will be receiving the Association of Congregations Service Award Check out the full write up here

Math T-Shirt to Rock Minneapolis!

Two and a half years ago, I posted on this blog about the seemingly indestructible t-shirts from the 1979 and 1980 Gustavus math contests that Oliver Ackerman regularly wears while performing. To update that story, Ernie Ackerman emailed me two news items. (1) At least the 1979 shirt is still going strong; it is clearly […]

MCS Department joins Facebook

The MCS Department is now on Facebook. Check us out. Join the group and stay up to date on upcoming events, seminars, MCS club gatherings, contests, and departmental news. Click here to see.

New Faces in MCS

Two new Visiting Professors have joined the Mathematics and Computer Science Department this year.  Russ Park has joined us from Arizona State University and Choong-Soo Lee from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Russ joined the department last February.  He completed his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at San Diego State University in 1984 and then worked for […]