Archive for March, 2014

MCS Student Joe Poblocki Presents at GAC TALKS

Mathematics major Joe Poblocki (2014) presented a talk entitled “Numbers Don’t Lie: People Do” at the inaugural GAC TALKS event on Saturday March 22, 2014.  GAC TALKS is similar to the well-known TED TALKS but focused on issues near and dear to Gustavus students, faculty, and the community at large. To see Joe’s talk click […]

Pi Day!

In addition to contemplating the digits of π, we are celebrating with pie (round, of course) in the third floor lobby of Olin Hall at 4:30pm.

MCS Seminar 3/19/14

On Wednesday March 19 at 7:00PM in Olin 321 the Mathematics and Computer Science Department will be hosting a talk by David Liben-Nowell of Carlton College. Tracing Global-Scale Information Flow using Internet Chain-Letter Data David Liben-Nowell Carlton College Although information, news, jokes, and opinions circulate continuously in the worldwide social network, the actual mechanics of how […]

Wall Street Journal Asks “Who Needs to Know How to Code”

Enrollments in MCS-177 are up; way up. This Wall Street Journal article explores why there is an increased interest in computer programming, who are the people learning to code, and what are some of the non-traditional institutions satisfying this need.

Student Testifies on Online Voter Registration

Sophomore Tucker Saude testified before the Minnesota Senate’s Subcommittee on Elections at a March 10, 2014, hearing regarding online voter registration. Saude based his testimony on his experience serving as an Election Judge for the 2012 general election, while he was taking the First Term Seminar course “How Do We Vote?” with Professor of Mathematics […]

Interested in an MCS Lunch?

The MCS Department is starting a new tradition; lunch in Linner Lounge with MCS students, faculty, and interested alumni. There is no agenda, just a chance to get together and discuss math, CS, stats, baseball, politics, or whatever. If you are a student or alum we would love to have you join us, even if […]