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!
Friday, September 20, 2013
MacDonald 212, 10:25–11:10 a.m.
Join other mathematics students for a time of fellowship, worship, prayer, fun, reflection, and looking forward.
Tuesday, September 17
KOSC 127, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Come as you are able with your lunch during this time of trying math puzzlers and contest problems ranging in difficulty from old chestnuts to the Putnam Exam! Group work welcomed.
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.
More events TBA
SELECT SPRING SEMESTER EVENTS
Tuesday, March 5th
KOSC 127, 12–1 p.m.
What is a Math Circle? It’s a place to experience mathematics as a fun, collaborative, creative endeavor. It’s a way to get people thinking of math as exploration, not formulas. Most importantly, it’s a supportive environment for a wide range of abilities to discover math that is fun, but not necessarily in any curriculum.
The best way to learn about a Math Circle is to experience one. We will try our hand at having a math circle about a fun topic, as well as talk about what advantages or disadvantages there might be to this as a form of outreach.
Saturday, April 20th
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Salem State University
Come join us! We'll be headed just down the road to Salem, Mass., to enjoy a team math competition, student talks, lunch, and invited speaker Moon Duchin of Tufts University on "Geometric Counting Problems." It should be a great time!
Thursday, May 2nd
KOSC 124, 4:45 p.m.
This thesis studies and finds bounds on the height of rational curves which are completely contained in the complement of a Fermat curve in projective space as well as those which are completely contained in the complement of a Fermat-Catalan curve in affine space.
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.