• <a href="/live/image/gid/75/width/650/95723_lounge_photo.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image95723"> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/75/width/500/height/479/crop/1/95723_lounge_photo.rev.1663039460.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/75/width/500/height/479/crop/1/95723_lounge_photo.rev.1663039460.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/75/width/500/height/479/crop/1/95723_lounge_photo.rev.1663039460.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/75/width/720/height/690/crop/1/95723_lounge_photo.rev.1663039460.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/75/width/720/height/690/crop/1/95723_lounge_photo.rev.1663039460.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/75/width/720/height/690/crop/1/95723_lounge_photo.rev.1663039460.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/75/width/720/height/690/crop/1/95723_lounge_photo.rev.1663039460.jpg" alt="A Real Analysis team decides whether or not the complex numbers form an ordered field." width="720" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/75/width/720/height/690/crop/1/95723_lounge_photo.rev.1663039460.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/75/width/720/height/690/crop/1/95723_lounge_photo.rev.1663039460.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2400" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> A Real Analysis team decides whether or not the complex numbers form an ordered field.</div>
  • <a href="/live/image/gid/75/width/650/96273_IMG_4325_1_2.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image96273"> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/75/width/500/height/479/crop/1/96273_IMG_4325_1_2.rev.1666216575.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/75/width/500/height/479/crop/1/96273_IMG_4325_1_2.rev.1666216575.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/75/width/500/height/479/crop/1/96273_IMG_4325_1_2.rev.1666216575.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/75/width/720/height/690/crop/1/96273_IMG_4325_1_2.rev.1666216575.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/75/width/720/height/690/crop/1/96273_IMG_4325_1_2.rev.1666216575.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/75/width/720/height/690/crop/1/96273_IMG_4325_1_2.rev.1666216575.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/75/width/720/height/690/crop/1/96273_IMG_4325_1_2.rev.1666216575.jpg" alt="Mathematical Sciences Hike 2022" width="720" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/75/width/720/height/690/crop/1/96273_IMG_4325_1_2.rev.1666216575.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/75/width/720/height/690/crop/1/96273_IMG_4325_1_2.rev.1666216575.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2400" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Mathematical Sciences Hike 2022</div>
  • <a href="/live/image/gid/75/width/650/75458_Math_Pumpkin.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image75458"> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/75/width/500/height/479/crop/1/75458_Math_Pumpkin.rev.1540490816.jpg 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/75/width/720/height/690/crop/1/75458_Math_Pumpkin.rev.1540490816.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/75/width/720/height/690/crop/1/75458_Math_Pumpkin.rev.1540490816.jpg" alt="Pumpkin pi from the department's annual pumpkin carving contest." width="720" height="690" data-max-w="504" data-max-h="337" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Pumpkin pi from the department’s annual pumpkin carving contest.</div>
  • <a href="/live/image/gid/75/width/650/86386_Computer_Science_Main_Image.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image86386"> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/75/width/500/height/479/crop/1/86386_Computer_Science_Main_Image.rev.1607124216.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/75/width/500/height/479/crop/1/86386_Computer_Science_Main_Image.rev.1607124216.jpg 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/75/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86386_Computer_Science_Main_Image.rev.1607124216.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/75/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86386_Computer_Science_Main_Image.rev.1607124216.jpg" alt="Computer Science students presenting a research project at our annual Festival of Scholars." width="720" height="690" data-max-w="1103" data-max-h="1057" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Computer Science students presenting a research project at our annual Festival of Scholars.</div>
  • <a href="/live/image/gid/75/width/650/86489_Math_main_image.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image86489"> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/75/width/500/height/479/crop/1/86489_Math_main_image.rev.1607648593.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/75/width/500/height/479/crop/1/86489_Math_main_image.rev.1607648593.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/75/width/500/height/479/crop/1/86489_Math_main_image.rev.1607648593.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/75/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86489_Math_main_image.rev.1607648593.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/75/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86489_Math_main_image.rev.1607648593.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/75/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86489_Math_main_image.rev.1607648593.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/75/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86489_Math_main_image.rev.1607648593.jpg" alt="At Lewis & Clark, mathematical science is more than just equations. " width="720" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/75/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86489_Math_main_image.rev.1607648593.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/75/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86489_Math_main_image.rev.1607648593.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="3067" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> At Lewis & Clark, mathematical science is more than just equations. </div>
  • <a href="/live/image/gid/75/width/650/95722_bubble.png" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image95722"> <source type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/75/width/500/height/479/crop/1/95722_bubble.rev.1663039359.png 1x"/> <source type="image/webp" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/75/width/720/height/690/crop/1/95722_bubble.rev.1663039359.png 1x"/> <source type="image/png" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/75/width/500/height/479/crop/1/95722_bubble.rev.1663039359.png 1x"/> <source type="image/png" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/75/width/720/height/690/crop/1/95722_bubble.rev.1663039359.png 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/75/width/720/height/690/crop/1/95722_bubble.rev.1663039359.png" alt="Cubical bubble from the department's fall welcome back event." width="720" height="690" data-max-w="578" data-max-h="652" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Cubical bubble from the department’s fall welcome back event.</div>

At Lewis & Clark, the mathematical sciences are an integral part of a liberal arts education. Mathematics, statistics, and computer science provide ways 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. Our department prides itself on fostering a diverse community of students and faculty, where everyone is welcomed and encouraged to engage deeply with the practice, passion, communication, and context of mathematical inquiry.


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    Vista, California
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    Chandler, Arizona
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  • My favorite course was Ordinary Differential Equations. This class greatly tested my interdisciplinary skills and enabled me to use knowledge I had gained from all different kinds of classes at Lewis & Clark to come up with creative ways to construct, manipulate, and use models.

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    Redlands, California
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