An Insider's Election Guide
Mac alumni and professors weigh in on how campaigns have changed—and how to make sense of it all.
Math in Mexico
The Mexican government and national press take notice when a student from Guadalajara starts a math program for kids in his hometown.
Publishing with Professors
From topics as varied as childhood obesity in Mexico to the discovery of new galaxies, Macalester students research with faculty and publish the results.
Math major handles big data in U of Minnesota program designed to find out more about Parkinson's Disease
Math Takes on Game of Thrones
A capstone mathematical analysis of Game of Thrones grabbed worldwide attention.
Public Health Internships
Four students talk about their Twin Cities internships in the world of public health.
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.
Macalester paired them up as first-year roommates. Now seniors, they've lived together ever since.
Peace Corps Producer
For the third year in a row, Macalester is a top sender of Peace Corps volunteers.
If you are a student with a gift for analysis, there are a wide variety of internship opportunities in the Twin Cities.
A Computer Science Sabbatical
Professor Shilad Sen’s sabbatical resulted in grant funding and knowledge that will benefit students.
Off to Brazil
Colin Jarvis '13 prepares for his Fulbright year in Brazil.
Asra Nizami ’16 (Karachi, Pakistan) interned with the Space Telescope Science Institute, an affiliate of NASA.
Ha Song Pham ’15 discovered an affinity for data and learned how to make them reveal their truths.
Sam Naden ’15 landed a job as a software engineer with Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm.
Big Data and Public Health
As a data scientist at the Minnesota Department of Health, Akanksha Dua contributed to a healthier Minnesota.
Top Prize for PTSD App
Tyler Skluzacek’s team took top prize at HackDC, a 36-hour coding competition dedicated to addressing PTSD.
When Fireflies Flash Together
Esha Datta and her team employed a new field of applied mathematics to explore how similar oscillators—like fireflies—synchronize.
Research & Development at 3M
Four Mac students are working in paid internships at 3M, gaining valuable experience with an industry leader.
Speeding Up the Green Line
Ha Song Pham ’15 used statistical analysis to help light rail shave 15 minutes off the travel time between St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Building a Website
With guidance from the Mac alumni network, four students learned how to apply computer science to a global humanitarian project.
Can Robots Be Human?
Meet Marvin and Armstrong, two of the robots that roam Olin-Rice Science Center, and two of their human operators.
In his summer research, Evan Weiler ’16 trained robots to navigate around a building and through the air.
Mac Students at ABRCMS
With support of the Macalester-HHMI Science Education Award, four students recently attended the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, two as presenters.
Studying Science Abroad
Three science students study abroad, from Singapore to Scotland.
A Database of Brains
Bioinformatics at Harvard–MIT’s Health Sciences and Technology Program allowed Issa Ali to combine his research interests in computer science, biology and chemistry.
Trees and Climate Change
Trees store carbon, which helps mitigate climate change. Eli Liebman investigated this process in northern Michigan.
Math and the Real World
Sara Staszak used math to address the detection of structural defects.
When Majors Collide
Issa Ali ’15 found his computer science skills were highly applicable to biology research.
Death, Devastation & Math
Three years after taking an applied math class, two Mac students have their research published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Closing the Math Gender Gap
After Amy Janett ’14 attended the selective Summer Program for Women in Mathematics in Washington, D.C., she returned eager to pursue a math career.
The Future of Computing
Computer science students in summer research group help create community around parallel computing.
Computer Science Aids WHO
Computer science students design website to support research on Neglected Tropical Diseases.
ESPN The Magazine cited Jeremy Roth’s groundbreaking research on steroids in baseball.
Mathematics students win four prizes at national meeting
Hossein Alidaee, Mike Reeks, and Maxray Savage developed their mathematics research last summer, mentored by Macalester math professors Andrew Beveridge, Dan Flath and Tom Halverson.
Head for Math
Maxray Savage ’13 took part in an interdisciplinary math research program and found it socreative that he plans to pursue a PhD in math.
Sophors Khut '14 spent his summer researching parallel computing, troubleshooting software, and writing an e-book.
Helping alum Dan Rippy ’89 develop a website for adult learners whetted Ben Bernard’s appetite for entrepreneurship.
Computer Career Pathfinder
A Macalester alumnus guided Adam Oien ’10 to a computer science class, an internship—and then to a job at his company.
Lecturing three times a week may not be the best way to teach, math professor Chad Topaz has realized. more