‘department news’ Category

 

MCS Art Exhibition

Stop by the third floor Olin Hall lobby to check out the artistic offerings of your favorite MCS professors.  The exhibit runs from Friday March 6 through Friday March 20.

Six MCS Students Participate in 2014 ACM Programming Contest

    Six MCS students went to Carlton College on Saturday November 8 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 […]

Max Hailperin to be awarded the Gustavus Faculty Service Award.

President Bergman announced on Monday that the Faculty Service Award for 2014 will be given to Dr. Max Hailperin, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science. Please join the College community for the award ceremony on Founders Day, Friday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel.  The College will recognize the contributions of Max and […]

 

Urban change: Geography professor to give research talk at MSU

Dr. Joaquin Villanueva, Visiting Assistant Professor of Geography at Gustavus, will give a talk featuring his research on ethnographic methods to assess urban change this Friday at Minnesota State University. Current students and faculty should contact Anna if you are interested in attending. We’ll leave Gustavus at 2:20pm. Talk title: URBAN METHODOLOGIES: GRASPING URBAN CHANGE […]

 

Weather balloon launch

As part of Dr. Jeff La Frenierre‘s GEG-108 Weather, Climate & Society course, the Department of Geography and Department of Physics will launch a weather balloon carrying instrumentation on Tuesday, October 28, at 12:30pm from the Nobel Hall parking lot area. All are invited to the launch! Update: Due to high winds forecast for Tuesday, […]

 

Gustavus hosts dialogue on peace and conflict in the Horn of Africa

A community leader’s dialogue on “Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding for The Horn of Africa” is being held Thursday, October 16 through Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. Scholars, religious leaders, and community leaders from Norway, Germany, Washington, D.C., Atlanta and Ohio will be participating in the […]

 

Geography student presents GIS study

Will Metcalf (’15) represented Gustavus Geography very nicely while presenting his research at the 24th Annual Conference of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium in Rochester, MN, earlier this month. Will’s work explores how GIS can be used as a tool to better communicate scientific research using GRACE, a satellite-based sensor which monitors glacier and hydrological change […]

2014 Graduate Places 2nd at the Undergraduate Statistics Project Competition

2014 graduate, David Blomker, placed 2nd at the 2014 Undergraduate Statistics Project Competition. David received his recognition for work he had done in his Applied Statistics class. He was one of three winners that were selected from a pool that included submissions from Colleges and Universities from all over the country, including Northern Kentucky University and […]

 

Welcome to new Professor of Geography, Dr. La Frenierre!

This is a guest post written by Geography major Brianna Furey (’15). Join in a welcome for the new Assistant Professor of Geography, Dr. Jeff La Frenierre. Raised in Colorado, Dr. La Frenierre became interested in rocks and landscapes after many trips to the mountains during his childhood. While originally pursuing a degree in journalism […]

 

Senior Honor’s Presentation 5/12/14

Real-Time Hand Recognition on Raspberry Pi Helen Wauck Monday May 12, 4:00PM Olin 321   Abstract The problem of recognizing hand gestures in real-time from a video feed has been thoroughly studied in the field of computer vision, but methods for real-time hand gesture recognition on low performance machines are scarce. In this work, we […]