This week's notes feature faculty, an alumna and a student from the departments of chemistry, history, mathematics, modern and classical languages, and sociology and criminal justice, and the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity.
Sophomore Maria McQuillan was awarded a scholarship, and juniors Anna Grim and Ryan Slechta were given honorable mentions by the prestigious and competitive program.
Sousada Chidthachack’s ’06 family escaped Communist Laos and a refugee camp in Thailand. Now she’s ready to open doors for young women and minorities in mathematics.
Mathematics professor Eric Rawdon had a childhood passion for computers that led to meaningful scientific discoveries and cross-disciplinary collaborations.
Our experts weigh in on sainthood, Donald Sterling and a botched execution in this week’s headlines.
Until recently, many biologists also viewed themselves as pure experimentalists with no need for mathematics in their field, but advances in experimental techniques have generated huge amounts of data, and without mathematical modeling and analysis it would be impossible for biology to make sense of all these data.
I’m not the person my students think I am.
Cecilia Gentle and Sarah Millholland were awarded scholarships, and Erik Sathe was granted an honorable mention by the prestigious and competitive program.
When Magdalena Stolarska witnessed the interplay between mathematics and biology, she was hooked
Here we peek into the lives of three alumni who majored in math. They each share the pluses of their work, whether as an actuary, teacher or researcher. To them, it all adds up.