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2017 MCS Graduates

Congratulations to the class of 2017.  Here is what some of our Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics majors will be doing after graduation. Cara Christiansen majored in Computer Science and will be working at Kips. Neal Kroells majored in Statistics and Financial Accounting and will be working in industry.   Tim Watts majored in Mathematics Education and […]

Geography students help bring in the wildflowers

Working with Gustavus Linnaeus Arboretum Director Scott Moeller, students in GEG-105 Physical Geography paired with students from John Ireland Catholic School to plant wildflowers in the deciduous woods of the Arboretum on Tuesday, May 9. The deciduous trees, planted about 40 years ago, are now large enough to begin shading out invasive grasses; this will […]

Dr. Joaquín Villanueva recognized for his work on diversity

Congratulations to Dr. Joaquín Villanueva, Assistant Professor of Geography and of Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies, on being awarded the 2017 Mark H. Anderson Faculty Diversity Award! Dr. Villanueva is engaged in efforts to strengthen community at Gustavus through his teaching, research, and service. “My ultimate aim,” he says, “is to contribute to the creation […]

March for Science

Dr. Michael Hvidsten, MCS faculty member,  was interviewed by Minnesota Public Radio during  the March for Science event held in St. Paul this past weekend.  Read more about the event and what Hvidsten had to say here

Gustie Math Major Put to the Test

Congratulations to mathematics major Timothy Paczynski for scoring in the 48th percentile in the 2016 Putnam Exam.  According to the Mathematical Association of America’s website “The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is the preeminent mathematics competition for undergraduate college students in the United States and Canada.”  Some of this year’s top scores came from Carnegie Mellon, Harvard, Princeton […]

Publication News

Congratulations to Dr. Haoran Chen.  Dr. Chen published a problem in the April edition of The American Mathematical Monthly .  For more information about the Monthly, and to read the problem go to http://www.maa.org/press/periodicals/american-mathematical-monthly

Designing Cities – Creating Townscapes

Geography Professor Emeritus Bob Moline is giving a series of three public talks on “Designing Cities, Creating Townscapes” Tuesdays at 7:00 PM from April 4 to April 17 in the Saint Peter Community Center Traverse des Sioux Room. All are welcome.

2017 Pi Day Celebration

On Tuesday March 14 the MCS department hosted its annual pi day celebration.  The event was, as usual, well attended.  Pie and good conversation were had by all.  

MCS Seminar: Number Theory and Mathematical Physics:

Dr. Amy DeCelles from the University of St. Thomas will be speaking about Number Theory and Mathematical Physics:  Applying “applied math” to the “purest” of pure math”. Number theory consists of the mathematics that has been developed over the ages to answer seemingly simple questions about ordinary counting numbers, questions like, “Is it possible to find […]

Congratulations Laura!!!

Congratulations to MCS Assistant Professor Laura Boehm Vock.  Evan Michael Vock was born at 7:04 pm, Monday February 27.  He was 20 inches long and weighed 6 lbs 12 oz. Baby and Mom are home and doing well.