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.
Eye-opening Vision Research
Knowledge and skills gained at Macalester prepared Ionatan Kuperwajs for research at an internationally recognized neuroimaging lab.
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.
MSCS @ Mac
The largest department at Macalester, we graduate a diverse group of 70–90 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.
Student Prizes at JSM
Congratulations to James Meyerson and Zach Gilfix (both class of 2016) for their prize winning project, "Managerial Duration Across Professional Soccer Leagues". James and Zach won the 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings Statistics in Sports undergraduate research competition. In their work, they found a nationality bias in Major League Soccer whereby American managers enjoy lengthened survival over their non-domestic counterparts (such an effect did not exist in the other leagues investigated).
Why are There So Few Women Mathematicians?
Article in The Atlantic highlighting recent work of Macalester MSCS professors Shilad Sen and Chad Topaz on the number of women mathematicians holding positions on editorial boards.
Andrew Beveridge wins the Midstates Janet Anderson Lecture Award
Congratulations to Andrew Beveridge, who has been awarded the 2016 Midstates Consortium for Math and Science Janet Anderson Lecture Award. This award is given to faculty members who have vigorous research programs involving undergraduates, who are exceptional mentors for undergraduate research students, who are engaged and skilled teachers, and who create interdisciplinary research opportunities for undergraduate students. Professor Beveridge will give the keynote address at the Undergraduate Research Symposium at Washington University in St. Louis, November 4-5, 2016.
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.