Archive for Aaron Nienow

Congratulations to Laura Boomgaarden

Congratulations to MCS’s Administrative Assistant Laura Boomgaarden ’93 for being named the Augusta Carlson Schultz Award winner for the Outstanding Support Staff Employee of 2022.  We knew she did great work and now everyone else on campus does as well.  The MCS department along with the Gustavus community will recognize Laura’s accomplishment during Daily Sabbath service, and […]

Gusties Show Their Skills at Undergraduate Statistics Research Project Competition

Congratulations to current MCS student Kaylee Vick and MCS alumni Ha Le,  and Rachel Erickson for winning  Honorable Mention in the Undergraduate Statistics Research Project Competition!  Their work looked at student buy-in for standards-based grading in Calculus I.  The data was provided to them by Dr. Jeff Ford ’02  and their work was supervised by Dr. Jillian […]

2022 Pi Day Celebration

The MCS department hosted its Pi Day gathering on March 14.  The event featured pie eating, pi trivia, and good company.

Gusties Compete in Programming Contest

  Congratulations to Wenlei Yu, Josie Bierbaum, and Lucas Hartfiel  for correctly solving three problems in the 2021 – 2022 International Collegiate Programming Contest.  Team JLW from Gustavus finished 58th out of 96 teams in the North Central North American Region. This is quite an accomplishment given that many of the teams in the region had at least one […]

MCS Seeking Computer Lab Instructor

The MCS Department is now taking applications for a computer science lab instructor.  See the job description and how to apply by clicking here

Teaching a Machine Learning Camp

Check out the October/November issue of the MAA FOCUS  for an article on teaching a machine learning camp written by Dr. Melissa Lynn.    

The Making of the 2021 Nobel Conference

 2021 Nobel Conference cochairs Tom LoFaro (MCS) and Karl Larson (HES/public health) discuss how this year’s conference came to be in an interview with Nobel Conference director Dr. Lisa Heldke. Click here to listen

MCS Faculty Member Featured on the Learning for Life @ Gustavus Podcast

Dr. Melissa Lynn of the Gustavus Mathematics Computer Science and Statistics Department was featured on the December 15 episode of the Learning for Life @ Gustavus podcast.  Listen to what she had to say by clicking here.

MCS Major Crowned 2020 St. Lucia

The MCS department would like to recognize Mathematics and Computer Science Major Abbie Doran for being crowned St Lucia.  Congratulations Abbie!  Your title is well deserved. You can view a recording of the ceremony and learn more about Abbie and the rest of the candidates here

Upgrades

The MCS department made some upgrades over the summer.  The iMacs that were in Olin 326 have been replaced with a PC that runs the latest release of Ubuntu.  The hardware change was made to compliment upcoming changes to the Computer Science major.  The department also added a 3rd generation Threadripper with a 3970 X […]