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Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics, statistics, and computer science attempt to describe the world we live in and our relationship to it. They are structural mechanisms providing context for speculation and discovery; important tools for illuminating theories and implementing techniques from other disciplines; and art forms exhibiting aesthetic values. They’re the mathematical sciences, and at Lewis & Clark they’re an integral part of a liberal arts education.

From Calculus and Differential Equations, to Theory of Computation, Computer Architecture and Assembly Languages, to Algorithm Design, Analysis and Combinatorics, our curriculum combines traditional concepts and classical principles with 21st century technologies and theories.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers three majors: mathematics; computer science and mathematics; and computer science. There are also two minors: one in mathematics and one in computer science. At the heart of the our curriculum is the development of conceptual and computational intuition, sophistication in the analysis of complicated structures and, most importantly, the interplay of these two with broadly based sets of technical skills and techniques.

Our facilities include two Unix computer lab/classrooms; the popular The Symbolic and Quantitative Resource Center, a drop-in resource center; the Student Study Room; and several seminar classrooms. Faculty are experts in their research areas, and they maintain an “open door” policy; students are encouraged to stop in to ask questions, discuss coursework, or just talk math.

 

 

Events

January 25th, 2017

  • Image preview 10:00am - 2:00pm: EMS SubDesk Tabling Session
    Interested in a K-12 education career in Portland? Check out the EMS SubDesk Tabling session!

February 9th, 2017

February 22nd, 2017

  • Image preview 10:00am: Peace Corps Tabling Session
    Interested in PeaceCorps opportunities? Come visit Scot Roskelley with PeaceCorps to learn about opportunities to make an impact abroad!

    2/22 and 2/23 from 10:00 to 2:30PM
    until 2:30pm on February 23

February 23rd, 2017

  • Image preview Peace Corps Tabling Session
    Interested in PeaceCorps opportunities? Come visit Scot Roskelley with PeaceCorps to learn about opportunities to make an impact abroad!

    2/22 and 2/23 from 10:00 to 2:30PM
    until 2:30pm

April 7th, 2017

  • Image preview 5:00pm: Summer Internship Award Deadline
    The purpose of the summer internship awards are to underwrite or supplement expenses of students at Lewis & Clark College who are engaged in internship experiences. Open to all majors!

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