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Monthly Archive for February, 2011

The Department of Mathematics at Duke University will conduct an NSF-sponsored Summer Workshop on Applications of Mathematics to Physiology and Medicine, May 15-21, 2011. The program is intended for undergraduates interested in learning how mathematics can be used to understand biological systems. The workshop will consist of a series of lectures covering various topics in […]

The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) will be hosting an interdisciplinary workshop for undergraduate students and faculty in May 2011. This week long workshop will provide an introduction to the field of epidemiology to students and faculty from the mathematical and statistical sciences. The overall goal of the workshop is to illustrate to […]

Undergraduate Mathematics Colloquium Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 12 pm Exley Science Center – Room 139 Charles Puelz Wesleyan Undergraduate Oil Drilling and Mathematics Abstract: Have you ever wondered how the gas in your car gets to the pump?  First, it has to be found in nature, and to do this the oil industry employs an […]

AWM Essay Contest

To increase awareness of women’s ongoing contributions to the mathematical sciences, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and Math for America are co-sponsoring an essay contest for biographies of contemporary women mathematicians and statisticians in academic, industrial, and government careers. Essays should be based primarily on an interview with a woman currently working in a […]

Undergraduate Mathematics Colloquium Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 12:00 P. M. Exley Science Center – Room 139 David Puelz Wesleyan Undergraduate The Global Positioning System: Quantifying Measurement Uncertainty and Coverage Optimization Abstract: How does your iphone’s or TomTom’s GPS work? Why is it sometimes inaccurate? Or better yet, how can we quantify and analyze these inaccuracies? […]

If you are interested in summer opportunities in mathematics, here are some places to find information. For summer research experiences, or REU’s, look at the National Science Foundation website:  http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.cfm?unitid=5044 . The Mathematical Association of America has many links to programs and summer opportunities for undergraduates in mathematics.  See http://www.maa.org/students/undergrad/ . The Association for Women […]

Math Club Event Wed., Feb. 9, 12 noon in 139 Exley. Joel Specter will give a talk, Oh How You’ve Failed Us, Induction. Abstract.  Proving that this formula holds isn’t too hard. One way is by induction. In fact, proving the validity of such formulae is exactly why induction exists. However, what if you hadn’t […]

In Summer 2011, Computer Science students Jeff Ruberg ’12, Michael Vitale ’11, and Katie Wagner ’12 participated in the Humanitarian Fee and Open Source Software Project Summer internship program. For their project, they worked on software that is part of the Tor network. Tor is software that allows users to browse the web anonymously, and […]