Archive for September, 2013

MCS and Physics Administrative Assistant Retires

  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 […]

Women, Jobs, and a Bit of Mathematics and Computer Science

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 […]

Cool Mathematical Art at the MIA

I don’t blog much about events that don’t have a direct connection to the department, but I was blown away by a very mathematically-oriented artwork I saw today at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The photo on their web site doesn’t do it any justice. Trever Nicholas‘s Luma is based on the concept of a […]

Tom LoFaro Named Clifford M. Swanson Professor in Mathematics

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. […]

Cyber-Security Competition

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 […]

LinkedIn Group

I just received another job posting and did with it what I’ve decided to do in general: I posted it to the Gustavus MCS group on LinekdIn. Didn’t know about that group? Now would be a good time to join, not just for job postings but to network with other alumni.

Research Opportunity at Department of Energy

We commonly hear from agencies and companies who have opportunities for graduates of programs such as ours, or sometime students still enrolled. Here’s the latest.