SPRING SEMESTER EVENTS
Thursday, January 30, 2014
12–1 p.m., KOSC 109
In 2013, the proposal of MIT graduate student in Operations Research Peng Shi was selected as the new way to help select schools for thousands of Boston public school students. Peng's combination of listening and robust analysis led to this adoption, showing data-driven simulation is a powerful tool for guiding public policy decisions. Peng is also the president of MIT's Graduate Christian Fellowship, and we are pleased to have him speak on all of these things with us.
Friday, February 7, 2014
Easton Dining Hall, 10:25–11:10 a.m.
Join other mathematics students for a time of fellowship, worship, prayer, fun, reflection, and looking forward.
Thursday, February 13
KOSC 124, 12–1 p.m.
MIT postdoctoral instructor and Wheaton College alumnus Nat Stapleton will share an introduction to one of the most fun to draw invariants of graphs out there.
Monday, February 17
KOSC 118, 2:10 p.m.
Professor Greg Crow of Point Loma Nazarene University shares thoughts on what we are really doing when we do mathematics or programming, and how it relates to our faith.
Saturday, April 12th
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Ken Olsen Science Center
Come join us! We'll be hosting the conference this year, enjoying a team math competition, student talks, lunch, and invited speaker sarah-marie belcastro of Sarah Lawrence. It should be a great time!
SELECT FALL SEMESTER EVENTS
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Ferrin Volleyball Court area
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science has a long-standing tradition of hosting a welcome picnic for freshmen and returning students. Be ready to vie for the Math vs. CS volleyball crown!
Thursday, September 26
KOSC 127, 4:45–5:45 p.m.
Senior mathematics major Katharine Adamyk reports on her summer research experience in Boise working on the intersection between game theory, permutations, and the genome of ciliate bacteria. Join us to hear about it and be inspired to your own research!
For the fifth consecutive year, Prof. Crisman is organizing a group of students to attend this local conference, including forming teams to participate in the friendly mathematics competition. There are undergraduate-focused talks and ample opportunity to fellowship as we make our way to the South Shore.
MATH FORUM GENERAL INFORMATION
Gordon College's Math Forum is a biweekly gathering of mathematically inclined people from all over campus. The format ranges from problem solving to guest speakers from industry to special talks about interesting topics or people in mathematics. Math Forum has typically been on Tuesdays or Thursdays at noon or 4:45 p.m.
Students—please let us know if there are other events or topics you would enjoy! To give you ideas, some Math Forum speakers and events from the past few years are below.