North Hall, home of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
The 2013-14 academic year is about to begin, and we're looking forward to meeting the new students in mathematics and statistics (and to welcoming back our returning students.) New students, don't forget to join us for the Connect! event on Friday, August 30. There you will get a chance to meet the faculty and here about some of the things happening in the department this year.
The annual department picnic for students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the department is scheduled for Thursday, September 19. Activities will begin around 4:30pm on the lawn outside North Hall. We will gather for announcments, devotions, and a picnic meal at 5pm. As always, the meal will include many delicious homemade sides provided by the faculty.
To help us prepare the correct amount of food, please sign up here.
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.
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.
2013 has been designated the International Year of Statistics and also the Special Year of the Mathematics of Planet Earth. Many Statistical and Mathematical Organizations are joining in the celebrations, including Calvin College.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is an official partnering organization each of these celebratory years. Stay tuned as 2013 approaches for more information about these celebrations, or click on the logos below to find out more now.
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.