Archive for 2016

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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 […]

“In Search of Proof” by Lois Peterson

An exhibit entitled In Search of Truth by Professor Emeritus Lois Peterson will be shown at Carnegie Art Center (120 S. Broad Street, Mankato, MN).  The exhibit runs from October 6 through October 22 with the opening reception on Saturday October 8 from 7-9PM. The work in this exhibit was partially motivated by conversations with […]

MCS Alumni Profile: Jennifer Van Osdel

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 2011 with a degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science. I am currently getting my M.S. in Civil Engineering (Water Resources) from the University of New Mexico. I plan to finish early next Spring 2017.

Dr. Emily Gunawan Receives MAA’s Project NEXT Fellowship

Dr. Emily Gunawan, visiting Assistant Professor in the MCS Department was awarded a Project NEXT Fellowshp from the Mathematics Association of America.

MCS Alumni Profile: Alex Zupan

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 2007 with degrees in Math and Music. I am currently working as an Assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

MCS Friend Profile: Choong-Soo Lee

I taught computer science as a visiting assistant professor from 2010 until 2013. I am currently an assistant professor of computer science at St. Lawrence University, which is a liberal arts college like Gustavus Adolphus College, and I am one of the three computer scientists who teach a wide range of courses from introductory programming to advanced topics such as operating systems and networking. My research area is still in multimedia and networking, and recent papers include analyses of champion usage and bot prevalence in League of Legends.

Pokemon Go at Gustavus

When students return to class they will undoubtedly notice several changes around campus.  Several trees have been removed near the campus center, the landscaping around Olin Hall has been redone, and last, but certainly not least, there are dozens of pokestops and gyms that have been added to Eckman Mall and Linnaeus Arboretum.  Fortunately computer science major, […]

Why study Statistics?

Watch the video below for great information on why you should study statistics and check out for more details.

2016 MCS Graduates

What can you do with a degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, or Statistics? Here is what a few of our majors will be doing after graduation.

MCS Alumni Profile: Matthew Swenson

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 2012 with a double major in Mathematics and Economics.  I’ve been working as an actuary for about four years now at Securian Financial Group in St. Paul.  I recently completed the actuarial exam track and obtained my FSA (Fellow of the Society of Actuaries) designation. My […]