Research & Development at 3M
Four Mac students are working paid internships at 3M, gaining valuable experience with an industry leader.
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.
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.
When Majors Collide
Issa Ali ’15 found his computer science skills were highly applicable to biology research.
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.
Computer Science Aids WHO
Computer science students design website to support research on Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Mathematics students win four prizes at national meeting
Four posters contributed by Macalester summer research students received an Outstanding Presentation Award at the 2013 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session last month at the Joint Math Meetings in San Diego. The awardees include seniors Hossein Alidaee, Mike Reeks, and Maxray Savage, who, along with seven other undergraduate student researchers, developed their mathematics research last summer. They were mentored by Macalester Mathematics professors Andrew Beveridge, Dan Flath and Tom Halverson. Alidaee and Reeks did independent research at Macalester, while Savage was part of MAXIMA, a 12-student REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) that is co-hosted by Macalester and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Minnesota.
Mathematics professor Chad Topaz is pioneering new methods of teaching in his Applied Calculus and Differential Equations courses.
Data Mining in Budapest
Jacob Stein '13 writes about his study abroad in Budapest, where he worked on data mining and complex networks.
May it Please the Court
Macalester mathematics major Hanna Chakoian uses mathematical modeling to help the Minnesota Court of Appeals predict the number and timing of upcoming hearings.
Student Standouts at Econ Conference
Economics and Mathematics students Wanyi Li ’12 and Qianyi Yang ’12 recently presented their honors theses research at Georgetown University’s prestigious Carroll Round economics conference and Li brought back the Outstanding Young Economist award.
Macalester Student Wins Goldwater Scholarship
Andrew Bendelsmith ’13, a junior from West St. Paul, Minn., has received a Goldwater Scholarship which is awarded to students with outstanding potential who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.
Using computer science, a Mac alum has made pedaling around the Twin Cities that much easier.
Macalester grants tenure status to seven faculty members
Macalester College has granted tenure status to Vittorio Addona, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science; Darcy Burgund, Psychology; Liang Ding, Economics; Laura Smith and Dan Trudeau, Geography; Christopher Wells, Environmental Studies and Chuen-Fung Wong, Music.
Professor Susan Fox includes students on research in Artificial Intelligence for mobile robots.
On Saturday 17 September 2011, the MSCS department hosted the the third annual C*SM*S Scavenger Hunt. Students solved a series of eight puzzles whose answers led students to the hidden location of the next puzzle on the Macalester campus.
Leonards establish endowed professorship in math and science
Mark G. Leonard ’65 and Candace Hewitt Leonard ’67 of Los Altos, Calif., have established a $2 million endowed professorship at Macalester College. It will be named the Mark G. Leonard and Candace Hewitt Leonard Endowed Professorship in Mathematics and the Natural Sciences.
Davis Peace Project
Winner of one of this year's Davis Projects for Peace grants, Rayanatou Laouali ’12, discusses her project to bring economic agency and sustainability to impoverished female peanut oil laborers in Niger.
Two Macalester Students Win Goldwater Scholarships
Madeline Marshall '12, a junior from Hayward, Wis., and Colin Jarvis ‘13, a sophomore from St. Paul, Minn., have received Goldwater Scholarships which are awarded to students with outstanding potential who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.
Davis Projects for Peace - Student project aims to expand women's enterprise in Niger
A Macalester student from Niger has received a $10,000 grant to return this summer to her childhood home to help women there expand their peanut-processing business, allowing them to better provide for and educate their children.