News and Events
DSCI HackathonA DSCI event held the weekend of February 10th, our first ever hacakathon! This year’s hackathon was a data visualization contest using Watzek library circulation data. 14 students (6 Teams) competed over 3 hours to produce an original data visualization of this unique data. Their contest submissions are available here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/10KIybkT_6Y-lHqEtFSfXauUNQtywpj7FGobqDVKQ9Uw/edit?usp=sharing
The winning team, Connor Smyth and Alex Denuzzo, produced a visualization of how Covid affected undergraduate book loans.
Mathematical Sciences Hike 2022This fall, students and professors in the Mathematical Sciences department took a hike through our very own Tryon Creek Park trails down to Marshall Park. The weather was amazing as they concluded the hike with lunch and cupcakes. It was a great time for students to bond and connect with the professors in the department.
Caitlyn Wilde earned 2nd place in computing poster sessionUndergraduate student Caitlyn Wilde earned 2nd place at the student poster exhibit hosted by the Annual CCSC Northwestern Regional Conference held at the Portland Community College Sylvania Campus, November 5th and 6th, 2022.
Shaking Up Disaster Preparedness With Video Games
Cascadia 9.0 was developed as part of an ongoing research project to determine what motivates young adults to prepare for earthquakes and other natural disasters. Using video games as research and outreach tools, L&C researchers take an interdisciplinary approach to disaster preparedness.
Liz LeJeune BA ’22 Receives AAUW Senior Woman Recognition Award
Liz LeJeune BA ’22 is this year’s recipient of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Senior Woman Recognition Award, which honors outstanding scholarship as well as significant contributions to campus and community life.
Scholar, Dancer Prepares for Yale Law After Winning College’s Highest Honor
Paige Underwood BA ’22, a political science and mathematics double major, received this spring’s Rena J. Ratte Award, the undergraduate college’s highest honor. Named for an esteemed professor, the award recognizes a senior whose abilities and commitment have combined to produce work of the highest distinction.
Drew Blauth BA ’23 Wins Goldwater ScholarshipBlauth is one of 417 students selected from a pool of more than 5,000 nationwide for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, the preeminent award for undergraduates in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics.
Festival of Scholars and Artists Celebrates Student AchievementLewis & Clark’s full-day celebration of student scholarship and creativity returned to its in-person format on April 8.
41st Annual Gender Studies Symposium Focuses on FantasyThis year’s Gender Studies Symposium will examine how gender and sexuality affect the dynamics of fantasy, exploring questions of intimacy, pleasure, and politics. The symposium runs from March 9 to 11.
Computer Science Students Tackle Real-World ProblemsIn Professor Peter Drake’s software development course, computer science students apply the skills they have learned to real-life problems, such as earthquake preparedness and biology research.
Past EventsMarch 14, 2023
Pi Day Celebration!
Come grab a slice of pie to celebrate pie day!December 1, 2022
Data Visualization Workshop: December 1st, 4pm
Want to learn best practices for creating data visualizations? Do you like pizza? Watzek Library is hosting a Data Visualization workshop on Thursday, December 1st, from 4-6pm in the Library Classroom. Stop by anytime for help with a visualization you are working on. Pizza will be provided.November 10, 2022
Roger Nelsen Talk: Democracy Inaction: Why our elections are unfairAmerican presidential primaries are examples of
multicandidate elections in which plurality usually
determines the winner. Is this the “best” way to decide who
wins? While plurality is a common procedure, it has serious
flaws. Are there alternative procedures that are in some
sense more “fair”? How do we determine the “fairness” of
an election procedure? With no more mathematics than
arithmetic (to count votes), we will examine some alternate
procedures and fairness criteria.
Mathematical Sciences is located in BoDine on the Undergraduate Campus.
Chair Liz Stanhope
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