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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 […]

Gustavus Math Prof’s “Letter of the Day”

Professor Jeff Rosoff wrote to the Star Tribune to chide them about Fermat’s Last Theorem; they selected it as their letter of the day.

Summer 2014 Opportunities for Undergraduate Students for Training in Biostatistics

Eight Summer Institutes for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS) are scheduled for the summer of 2014. SIBS are open to all US undergraduate and beginning graduate students (US citizens or permanent residents) and are sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Center for Research Resources. The programs have been very successful, […]

Aon Benfield Seeks Risk Analysts

Aon Benfield is looking to hire Catastrophe Risk Analysts and a 2010 alum has asked me to share this with Gustavus math and CS students who may be looking for a job. Here is what she says about these opportunities. The job listings are here: Here is a brief description of the job: […]

DHS Seeks Student Volunteers

The Department of Homeland Security has just opened a call for student volunteers with a closing date of January 17, 2014. They have unpaid positions in a variety of places. [Updated: originally posted with closing date of January 3rd, which was extended.]


MCS Students Participate in ACM Programming Contest

Three MCS students went to Carlton College  this past Saturday to participate in the annual ACM 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 students to test […]