News and Events
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.Undergraduate 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.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 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.
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.Blauth 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.Lewis & Clark’s full-day celebration of student scholarship and creativity returned to its in-person format on April 8.This 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.Summer science researchIn 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 EventsDecember 1, 2022
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, 2022American 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.July 19, 2022Student research presentations