Math Takes on Game of Thrones
A capstone mathematical analysis of Game of Thrones grabbed worldwide attention.
Making Math Beautiful
Applied mathematician and professional sculptor George Hart helped Macalester see the beauty in mathematical thinking.
From Intern to Employee
With the support of the Macalester network, Haroon Bokhari '16 landed an investment banking job at Wells Fargo.
Intimidated by Data? Mac Meets You Where You Are
Handling complex data is essential in almost every field. At Macalester you can successfully learn data science from any starting point.
From Macalester to Mayo
Her courses, along with her Department of Health experience, helped Alese Halvorson land a job at the famed Mayo Clinic.
If you are a student with a gift for analysis, there are a wide variety of internship opportunities in the Twin Cities.
MSCS @ Mac
The largest department at Macalester, we graduate a diverse group of 70–80 majors each year. Many Mac students enter with substantial previous work in mathematics or experience with computers; others start with little background. We tailor our program to both kinds of students—there is a place here for you.
Data Science Minor Recognized in SIAM News
The Macalester College MSCS Department Data Science Minor is the subject of an article Data Science in the Liberal Arts in the July 22, 2016 "Happening Now" column of SIAM News, the newsletter of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. The article highlights Professor Karen Saxe's minisymposium talk, “Data Science: A Natural Fit in the Liberal Arts Curriculum” at the SIAM Annual Meeting.
Outstanding Poster Prizes at the 2016 Joint Mathematics Meetings
Hearty congratulations to Macalester students Esha Datta ('17) and Lucas Gagnon ('16), who each won an Outstanding Poster Prize at the 2016 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle, the largest mathematics conference in the world. Esha's poster, "The Topology of Systems of Coupled Oscillators" (joint with student Alec Dunton, Harvey Mudd College) and Lucas' poster, "Linear Bases for McKay Centralizer Algebras" were in the award-winning poster group selected from a field of more than 300 entries.
Data Science Minor
MSCS is pleased to announce a new Data Science minor. For more information see: Data Science Minor
Bryan Martin (Class of '15) won 3rd place in the Undergraduate Research Project Competition (USRESP) organized by the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE). Bryan's project, "Machine Learning Algorithms for Predicting Mode of Transportation Using Smartphone Sensor Data" was based on his honors work at Macalester College.