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North Hall, home of the Department of Mathematics and StatisticsNorth Hall, home of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Annual Math Stat Picnic scheduled for Sep 18

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has a long tradition of a student/faculty picnic each fall.  This year the picnic is scheduled for Sep 18.  (We'll push it back one week if the weather doesn't cooperate.)

In addition to good company, there will be good food.  Faculty will provide some homemade sides to accompany a grilled entre.

To help us in planning, please sign up here to let us know that you are attending.

Recent Alum wins prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Anna Plantinga, who graduated with Mathematics and Biology majors in 2013, has been awarded one of 11 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships in Statistics nationwide.  She will be using this fellowship to continue her graduate studies in biostatistics at the University of Washington.

Congratulations, Anna!

What will you do with your math?

weusemath.org is a site dedicated to highlighting all the different ways people are using mathematics in the workplace.  Take a look, you might find a career path you would never have imagined. Or pick something really outrageous to tell your parents the next time they ask.

Do you get math-news?

Math-news is an email list for Calvin students and faculty interested in receiving posts about Mathematics Department events and activities; job, research and educational opportunities; and other items of mathematical interest. You can subscribe (or unsubscribe) to math-news at http://list.calvin.edu/mailman/listinfo/math-news.

Calvin Students Prepare for Actuarial Science

Actuarial Science is becoming increasingly popular among Calvin Students.  While we don't have a major called that, we do offer courses that prepare students for a career in the actuarial sciences, and Calvin students often take and pass the first actuarial exam before graduating.  (Congratulations to senior Erin Campbell, our most recent student to pass the exam.)  Students interested in actuarial science often work as interns during the summer.  For more information about actuarial science, visit our Actuarial Sciences @ Calvin webpage.