FALL 2016 EVENTS
Thursday, September 1
5–7:30 p.m., Professor Tuck's house (see faculty for more info)
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!
RSVP: TBD, but you must reply to get a ride (though you can also easily walk there).
Thursday, September 8
KOSC 125, 12–1 p.m.
Join us for a fun time solving math puzzles new and old from folklore and competitions!
Friday, October 7
KOSC 124, 10:25–11:10 a.m.
Join other mathematics and computer science students for a time of fellowship, worship, prayer, fun, reflection, and looking forward. Worship together, and hear from a student about life in North Pole, Alaska!
Tuesday, October 11
KOSC 127, 12–1 p.m.
Ever wonder where complex numbers came from, how to use them, and how we understand them? Enjoy a computational and historical journey in an easy-to-follow talk by Dr. Stout.
In addition to great talks, the student team math competition, and opportunities to share your own work, our annual trip to the Fall MAA conference is always a good time of fellowship. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Crisman.
SELECTED 2015–6 EVENTS
Thursday, October 1
KOSC 126, 1:15–2:15 p.m.
Hear students talk about their summer research and internships. Rachel Olugbemi will discuss her NSF-sponsored REU in Texas, Chemical Graph Theory: A Study in Trivalent Connected Graphs, while senior Wesley Nelson will talk about his work at a local biotech firm exploring DNA Sequencing Through Graph Measures of Centrality.
Gordon will be hosting this event for the first time this fall! We look forward to lots of great invited talks, student team math competition, and opportunities to share your own work. Please contact Dr. Senning to volunteer to help welcome visitors to Gordon, and Dr. Veatch or Dr. Crisman about the program. Visit the conference website for more information.
Tuesday, December 8
KOSC 125, 4:50–5:40 p.m.
If Gabriel blows his horn, can you paint it? Evangelista Torricelli found the volume of an infinite solid before the beginnings of calculus using intriguing techniques. Hear Dr. Stout explain one of the most puzzling and fun math problems of the 17th century and its implications for today.
Friday, March 18
KOSC 124, 10:25–11:10 a.m.
Join other mathematics and computer science students for a time of fellowship, worship, prayer, fun, reflection, and looking forward. As always, there will be worship and/or a brief message of reflection.
Saturday, April 9th
Salem State University, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
A fun team competition, with an invited speaker, math coloring, and student talks from all over New England!
Thursday, April 21
KOSC (various locations)
These special Symposium presentations by Real Analysis students is sure to be a treat! See how ideas coming from proving calculus works make surprising appearances in disciplines from oceanography to music to poetry!
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 at 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 listed below.