Past Events

Math
September 9, 2021

Welcome Back Event

Please join the Mathematical Sciences Department on the Patio outside the SQRC. There will be games and treats as we enjoy being back in person with each other.
Math
April 14, 2021

International Math Colloquium

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94023517269
What: We often see math from a Western viewpoint, but modern math has roots all over the world. In this colloquium we plan on exploring math from new perspectives.
Math
April 8, 2021

Math Department Meet-and-Greet

How to register: sign up here
What: Join alumni and friends of the Mathematical Sciences Department for a special event to celebrate the end of the academic year. Come meet current math and computer science students and get updates from faculty on what’s been happening over the past year. Special guests include emeriti faculty Roger Nelsen and John Krussel.
Computer Class
February 18, 2021

Computer Science Colloquium Talk

In celebration of our new cybersecurity concentration, please come listen to a talk with alumna Lindsay Von Tish.

More information to come!
Prudential
December 12, 2020

Discover The Rock: Prudential’s Sophomore Summit

Are you a sophomore who is forward thinking and interested in in learning more about Prudential?
Books
December 3, 2020

Math Colloquium

Math Colloquium

Thursday, December 3, 2020

4:00pm-5:00pm

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/9016798003?pwd=eitGa20yeHpRQ0MwZDZwLzVMTElsQT09

Rogers brown bags
July 21, 2020

Rogers Brown Bags

Summer science summer student research
November 29, 2018

Heather Kitada

Statistics Alumni Professor Speaker
November 15, 2018

Jack Lee

Math Presentation
November 1, 2018

Workshop: Create Data Visualizations with R

Want to learn how to create data visualizations with R? Do you like pizza? Sign up for one of our upcoming R Data Visualization Workshops, where you’ll learn how to use R to generate charts and graphs while enjoying some pizza and/or snacks. No experience necessary!
 
Pumpkin Launch
October 31, 2018

Halloween Pumpkin Trebuchet Launch

Physics Club
Halloween Pumpkin Trebuchet Launch

Wednesday, October 31st  3-4:30pm @ Olin Hall
Bring you!  Bring friends!  Bring gourds!

blackboard madness
October 25, 2018

MathSci Student Research and Grad Schools

Students to discuss Summer Research opportunities and Graduate Schools
Classroom
October 18, 2018

Careers in Teaching

Some of the student presenters
October 4, 2018

Math Student Research Talks

Students will present their research
September 30, 2018

Trail Engineering Clinic on the PCT

Math Professor, Dr. Paul Allen will be there to share his experience working on trails!

until September 30, 2018
September 29, 2018

Trail Engineering Clinic on the PCT

Math Professor, Dr. Paul Allen will be there to share his experience working on trails!

until September 30, 2018
September 28, 2018

VR Showcase - BoDine

September 27, 2018

VR Showcase - BoDine

September 26, 2018

VR Showcase - BoDine

September 25, 2018

VR Showcase - BoDine

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September 25, 2018

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Make a difference. Give Blood.
Natural Language Processing
September 24, 2018

Natural Language Processing

Katie Keith’15, a Ph.D. Student in Computer Science will present.
September 24, 2018

VR Showcase - BoDine

Find X
September 20, 2018

Student Summer Research Reports

Three Math Sciences Students will present the research they worked on last summer.
September 19, 2018

Projects for Peace

Information session on last year’s project and how to get started on 2019 grant proposals.
Science Posters
September 18, 2018

Rogers Summer Science Poster Conference

Student collaborative research
Ecola State park
September 16, 2018

Math Sci Dept Hike

July 17, 2018

Summer Science Brown Bag

Student research presentations
July 3, 2018

Summer Science Brown Bag

Student research presentations
June 19, 2018

Summer Science Brown Bag

Student research presentations
June 5, 2018

Summer Science Brown Bag

Student research presentations
May 5, 2018

Math & Sciences Graduation Reception

MNS Commencement Reception
April 26, 2018

Student Thesis Presentations

Two students will present their Senior Thesis
April 19, 2018

The Construction of an Optical Motion Capture System

Shelby Ziccardi ’18 CSMT Major will be presenting her Honors Thesis
April 12, 2018

What is Biostatistics?

Biostatisticians from OHSU-PSU School of Public Health explain this field and the graduate program at OHSU.
April 5, 2018

Modeling Math with Calcflow

Calcflow, a virtual reality program for modeling vector calculus concepts in 3D.
March 22, 2018

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Q&A

Presentation and Q/A on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from an industry expert, Gartner analyst Martin Reynolds.
March 8, 2018

General relativity: The beautiful beast

Dr. Florian Beyer from the University of Otago in New Zealand will be presenting.
March 3, 2018

ENVS Spring 2018 Symposium

Focus on Willamette Valley agriculture and environmental regulations in partnership with the Oregon Farm Bureau.  Tour a Willamette Valley farm and meet with OFB staff to hear and share perspectives.
March 1, 2018

Mathematics and Social Justice

Karen Saxe will speak on Mathematics and Social Justice.
February 1, 2018

Student Research Talks

Two students will present their research
January 22, 2018

Physics Colloquium: Brittany Erickson

Physics colloquium
December 7, 2017

Factoring Polynomials: You Mean There’s More Than The Quadratic Formula?

Dr. Richard Moy from Willamette University will talk about polynomials.
November 16, 2017

Careers in grades 7 - 12 Math Teaching

Liza Finkel and Lisa Lavelle will talk about careers in teaching math at the secondary level.
November 14, 2017

Graduate School in Computer Science

Professor Li from the Univ of Oregon will discuss cyber security and graduate school.
November 6, 2017

ScienceFest!

Come learn about the science of many of our professors in a fun setting!



November 2, 2017

The Ehrenfest Urn Model

Students William DeLee and Lars Mayrand will present their research.
October 31, 2017

Halloween Pumpkin Launch

 
October 26, 2017

Pumpkin Carving Contest/Meet your Majors

 Pumpkin Carving Contest and Meet Your Majors

October 19, 2017

Linear Chord Diagrams with Long Chords

Visiting Professor Everett Sullivan will present.
October 11, 2017

Responsibilities and Rights: Community and Free Speech Symposium

How does “free speech” operate on a private, liberal arts campus?

This symposium seeks to explore these questions and more as we situate them in the context of Lewis & Clark College.

October 10, 2017

Grace Hopper Celebration Viewing Party

Grace Hopper Celebration podcast viewing and discussion by Amy Ward.
October 5, 2017

Internships, Study Abroad & Other Opportunities

Opportunities for Mathematical Sciences students
October 3, 2017

Critical Hip Hop Studies: Hope, Possibility, and Resistance. Presentation with Dr. Daymond Glenn

Critical Hip Hop Studies: Hope, Possibility, and Resistant.
September 28, 2017

Student Research Projects

Three senior Mathematics Majors  present their summer research.
Poster Conference
September 21, 2017

Rogers Summer Science Poster Conference

Student science research
Mt. Hood with Liz and kids
September 16, 2017

Annual Day Hike to Mt. Hood Wilderness

Math Sciences students and faculty will hike in Mt. Hood Wilderness.
September 14, 2017

Math Professor: How did I get here?

Professor Iva Stavrov presents her journey as a mathematician and professor.
July 11, 2017

Summer Science Brown Bag

Student research presentations
July 6, 2017

Summer Science Brown Bag

Student research presentations
June 20, 2017

Summer Science Brown Bag

Student research presentations
June 6, 2017

Summer Science Brown Bag

Student research presentations
May 6, 2017

Math & Sciences Graduation Reception

MNS Commencement Reception
April 20, 2017

Senior Presentations

Two senior presentations: a Honors Thesis and an independent study project.
April 13, 2017

How I became a math professor

Professor Naiomi Cameron talk about her journey to becoming a professor.
March 23, 2017

Managing Cloud Operations

CSMT alum Alicia Kirkland ’16 will present, Managing Cloud Operations
March 21, 2017

Lunch with a Leader: Kazi Huque

How do you go from the way things are to the way things ought to be? Join Kazi Huque of Grameen-Intel and learn how he uses science and tech to execute entrepreneurial solutions to health, agricultural, and educational issues in developing countries.
March 17, 2017

Hidden Figures

February 23, 2017

Mathematical signal processing

Professor Rayan Saab from UCSD will speak on Mathematical signal processing:an introductory sampling of problems
February 12, 2017

Film: Missile to Moon

Join Watzek Library and Lake Oswego Public Library for a screening of the PBS documentary “Missile to Moon” on Sunday, February 12, at 2:00pm in the Council Chambers.
February 9, 2017

Paul T Allen Speaks

Paul T Allen’s path to geometric analysis and partial differential equations
February 2, 2017

Social Justice in Mathematics Departments

Michael Daellenbach ’17 will reflect on the social justice-oriented talks that he attended at the Joint Mathematics Meetings.
January 20, 2017

Inauguration Day Teach-In: Learn • Discuss • Act

Learn and discuss issues we will be confronting under a Trump presidency and make plans to take action. Panels and discussion will immediately follow the Inauguration viewing at 8:30 a.m.
December 1, 2016

Student Talks

Students will present a computer science honors thesis and a mathematics independent project.
November 17, 2016

Research News & Brews

CAS Research News & Brews - for faculty and staff
November 15, 2016

Two Mathematics Student Talks

Michael will present his Honor’s Thesis and Jennifer will present her independent research, both in Mathematics.
November 10, 2016

Galton-Watson branching processes and related discrete distributions

Assistant Professor Violetta E. Piperigou from Greece is presenting. 
October 28, 2016

Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Math Club’s Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest.
October 25, 2016

Monks, Mountains & Meaning- Tony Salvador

Monks, Mountains, & Meaning:
Preserving humanity while creating value in our digital age

35 Countries. 25 Years. 1 Intel Social Scientist: Join Tony Salvador as he shares insights into how technology is changing the world around us and discusses the opportunities, challenges, and responsibilities liberal arts students have in shaping our future.

MSU photo by Kelly Gorham
October 20, 2016

Graduate Programs and Research Opportunities in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Montana State University

Dr. Lisa G. Davis will speak about Montana State University.
October 11, 2016

Robotics to Reach Out and Change the World

Robotics is poised to be a groundbreaking technology that impacts our everyday lives. Join Chad Jenkins as he presents his work in bringing robots out of research laboratories and into the real world.
September 29, 2016

Improving health technology adoption using advanced methods in computer-based system modeling

Noshad Rahimi will speak on healthcare technology innovations.
September 15, 2016

The Node Firing Game and the Grassmannian

Professor Sweta Suryanarayan will give a math talk on this topic.
September 14, 2016

Summer Science Poster Conference

Student science research
September 10, 2016

Annual Hike to Mt. Hood Wilderness

All students in a Math or Computer Science class are invited to join the faculty on a day hike.
September 8, 2016

Math Club - Planning Meeting

Math Club - Planning Meeting
September 6, 2016

Math Club - Tea and Snacks

Math Club Social Hour
Science brown bag
July 19, 2016

Summer Science Brown Bag 9

Student research presentations
Science brown bag
July 14, 2016

Summer Science Brown Bag 8

Student research presentations
Science brown bag
July 12, 2016

Summer Science Brown Bag 7

Student research presentations
Science brown bag
July 5, 2016

Summer Science Brown Bag 6

Student research presentations
Science brown bag
June 28, 2016

Summer Science Brown Bag 5

Student research presentations
Science brown bag
June 21, 2016

Summer Science Brown Bag 4

Student research presentations
Science brown bag
June 14, 2016

Summer Science Brown Bag 3

Student research presentations
Science brown bag
June 7, 2016

Summer Science Brown Bag 2

Student research presentations
Science brown bag
May 31, 2016

Summer Science Brown Bag 1

Student research presentations
May 7, 2016

Math & Sciences Graduation Reception

Graduate reception for Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, and Physics majors
April 28, 2016

Calculating Hitting Times of the Three Urn Ehrenfest Model

Senior Thesis presentation by Isaac Goldstein
A talk about probability  “Calculating Hitting Times of the Three Urn Ehrenfest Model”
Image created by stacking DICOM MRI images.       NYTCREDIT: Zach Wise for The New York Times
April 20, 2016

Student Research Talks

Alicia Kirkland & Greg Aaronson will present their research.

1)Processing with HCP and LONI Pipeline, by Alicia Kirkland
2) A generalized algorithm for speedrunning by Greg Aaronson

April 14, 2016

Interning at Intel and Diversity at LC

Computer Science major, Srey Seng ’16 talks about her experience interning at Intel. Also, diversity discussion led by Eli and Liz.
See you there!
April 12, 2016

Spring Bookwarming: Roger Nelsen

Gather in the Bookstore lounge for a dialogue with Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Roger Nelsen, on his newest book, A Mathematical Space Odyssey. Preview the fascinating research and personal work of a member of our campus community!
April 7, 2016

CANCELED: Event Postponed until Fall - The Ghost in the Machine: Or How Mathematics Played a Role in the 2008 Financial Collapse

POSTPONED - RHMS Professor Mitch Reyes will present this colloquium in the Fall
March 31, 2016

Diversify the faculty?

Students - come join the Math Sciences Faculty for a discussion on diversification of the faculty.
March 17, 2016

Revisiting Turing’s Computable Numbers, in Python

Dr. Adam A. Smith will repeat Turing’s proofs, though using Python to make them more approachable to a modern audience.
March 10, 2016

Galileo Galilei: Mathematician, Musician, Artist, Mystic

Dr. David Galaty will discuss Galileo as a Mathematician, Musician, Artist and Mystic
The Imitation Game
March 3, 2016

Cracking Codes: The Enigma Machine and Today

Professor Michael O’Sullivan will speak on the Enigma Machine built by the Germans in WW II and the real story behind British Alan Turning’s cracking the code.
February 27, 2016

Build a Website Workshop

The Web 1.0 Conference - Led by Amber Case ’08

A conference celebrating the creative, original, static (no backend) web sites, both old and new, that stand the test of time. 

It’s time to rediscover and bring back the lost art of web site creation. Let’s build some weird, interesting, quirky web sites! 

until February 27, 2016
February 26, 2016

Build a Website Workshop

The Web 1.0 Conference - Led by Amber Case ’08

A conference celebrating the creative, original, static (no backend) web sites, both old and new, that stand the test of time. 

It’s time to rediscover and bring back the lost art of web site creation. Let’s build some weird, interesting, quirky web sites! 

until February 27, 2016
February 18, 2016

Atypical Language in Autism: Can we measure it?

Professor Jan van Santen will address the measurement of the atypical lanuage in autism
Illustration of gravitational waves produced by two orbiting black holes.
February 17, 2016

Panel on Gravitational Waves

Faculty will explain and discuss the recent observations at LIGO of gravitational waves.
February 11, 2016

Grace Hopper Conference

Eileen Muller ’17 and Maia Samerjan ’17 will share their experiences at the Grace Hopper Women in Computer Science conference and how to apply for a SAAB grant.
February 4, 2016

Ancient Approximations of Pi

Eli Barnes ’18 will talk about the ancient approximations of Pi.
February 1, 2016

Black Lives Matter: Diversity at Lewis & Clark College

Join us for the third in our panel series,
Black Lives Matter: Diversity at Lewis & Clark College
October 28, 2015

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Math Club is sponsoring a Pumpkin Carving Contest, open to all.
Free Food!
October 20, 2015

Meet Your Major 2015

Free food!!
October 14, 2015

How many different ways can you prove that there are infinitely many primes?

Christian Millichap from Linfield College will present.
September 23, 2015

Statistics Talk

Estimate Corrections That Account for Changing Survey Modes in a Series of Complex Cross-Sectional Mixed Mode Studies by Heater Kitada
September 15, 2015

Science Without Limits Symposium: Physics Seminar Presented by Dr. Jedidah Isler

Lewis & Clark is pleased to host three days of lectures and events, including an address by Dr. Jedidah C. Isler, the Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow in Physics at Syracuse University.

September 12, 2015

Annual Hike to Mt. Hood Wilderness

Annual Hike sponsored by the Math Sciences Dept for all mathematics and computer science students.
September 11, 2015

“The Physics of Interstellar” with Dr. Paul T. Allen

You are invited to a Special 2015 Science Without Limit Symposium Pre-Event which includes a conversation with Dr. Paul T Allen L & C Math Professor and a screening of the movie Interstellar

September 11th  Miller 105 7:00 - 7:30 Conversation with Dr. Allen
7:30 to 10:30 Interstellar screening
May 9, 2015

Math & Science Graduation Reception

Graduate reception for Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, and Physics majors
April 29, 2015

Open Math Night and TeX-Off

Present your best Math or CS themed performance! Songs, parodies, raps, poems, etc.
April 29, 2015

Mathematics Senior Thesis Presentations

Math Thesis presentations: Things Fall Apart: The Spontaneous Blowup of Water, Mean Curvature Flow of Tori of Revolution and An Introduction to Alexandrov Spaces
April 22, 2015

Two Math Senior Thesis

Two Senior Mathematics Thesis presentations by
Ali Brauer
Katie Keith
Jon Poley '15 and Ella Coben '15
April 15, 2015

Numerical Estimation Development in Children

Ella Coben ’15 and Jon Poley ’15 will give a brief review of developmental research on numerical estimation in children, as well as present the findings of a current study.
April 9, 2015

STEM Alumni Career Panel

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Career Panel
April 1, 2015

Robotics and Geometry

Dr. Ross Hatton, director of the Laboratory for Robotics and Applied Mechanics at OSU, speak on Robotics and applied mathematics.
March 30, 2015

Physics colloquium: Ken Brown

“Quantum Computation: The Boundary of Science and Computer Science”
March 11, 2015

Engineering, Culture, and Jobs at Google

Alexandre Zani ’07, will talk about working as an engineer at Google.

February 18, 2015

Dr. Jeff Ovall speaks on numerical analysis and PDEs

Dr. Jeff Ovall, Maseeh Associate Professor of Mathematics at PSU, will discuss his work in numerically estimating solutions to PDEs. 
January 25, 2015

Symbolic and Quantitative Resource Center

Symbolic and Quantitative Resource Center will open for Spring Term on Sunday, January 25 at 2pm.
January 21, 2015

Summer Internships in CS, Math and Statistics

We will discuss how to get paid to do CS, Math and Statistics this summer.  We will also discuss the application process.  CLICK TITLE TO ACCESS SLIDES FROM TALK
December 3, 2014

Catching a falling patient with robotics

Ido Shonshoni ’15, gives a talk about computer science thesis
November 21, 2014

Math Careers in Health Care

Kristin Harding, from Providence Health, will speak about careers in statistics in health services.
November 19, 2014

Two Math Thesis Talks

Colin Gavin and Sam Stewart will each give a talk about their mathematics thesis.
November 12, 2014

Diophantine equations and ideal class groups

Dr. Derek Garton, from Portland State University, will give the weekly colloquium talk about number theory
October 30, 2014

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Pumpkin Carving Contest! Can you carve a mathematically themed pumpkin?
Win prizes!
October 25, 2014

An Evening with Bill Nye the Science Guy

Bill Nye — scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor—will bring his special brand of pop culture science literacy to LC at the Pamplin Sports Center.

October 20, 2014

Explore Potential Majors

Still unsure about your major?  Come hear about the Math, CSMT and CS majors.
October 8, 2014

Wolfram Mathematica 10

The software, Mathematica, is used by many on campus. The new upgrade to Mathematica 10, will be explained by our rep from Wolfram, Paul Fish.
October 1, 2014

Math Matters - and Math Teachers make all the difference

Kasi Allen from our Graduate School will talk about becoming a high school mathematics teacher.
September 17, 2014

Student Science Research Poster Conference

Students present their summer work on topics as diverse as parallel computing and security, reaction-diffusion equations with applications in chemistry, social motivation and acoustic communication, and arachnids in the Caribbean.
September 17, 2014

7th Annual Science Without Limits Symposium

Lewis & Clark is pleased to host two days of lectures and events, including an address by Dr. Francisco Fernandez de Miguel, Professor of Neuroscience at the Instituto de Fisiología Celular-Neurociencias of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, UNAM.
until September 17, 2014
September 16, 2014

7th Annual Science Without Limits Symposium

Lewis & Clark is pleased to host two days of lectures and events, including an address by Dr. Francisco Fernandez de Miguel, Professor of Neuroscience at the Instituto de Fisiología Celular-Neurociencias of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, UNAM.
until September 17, 2014
September 13, 2014

Annual Hike

All students in a Math or CS class are invited to join the professors for a day hike in the Mt. Hood Wilderness area. BBQ dinner and games will follow at a professor’s mountain cabin.
September 10, 2014

Future behavior of some geometric evolution equations in math and General Relativity

Adam Layne ’10, an LC alum of this department, will give the first colloquium talk this year.
July 22, 2014

Summer Science Brown Bag

Presentations of student-faculty collaborative research.
July 15, 2014

Summer Science Brown Bag

Presentations of student-faculty collaborative research.
July 8, 2014

Summer Science Brown Bag

Presentations of student-faculty collaborative research.
July 1, 2014

Summer Science Brown Bag

Presentations of student-faculty collaborative research.
June 24, 2014

Summer Science Brown Bag

Presentations of student-faculty collaborative research.
June 17, 2014

Summer Science Brown Bag

Special presentation on responsible research practices.
June 3, 2014

Summer Science Brown Bag

Presentations of student-faculty collaborative research.
May 10, 2014

Natural Sciences Graduation Reception

All graduating Mathematics, Computer Science and Math or Computer Science majors and their families are invited to join the faculty for this gathering.
April 30, 2014

2 Math Talks: Knots and Solar Irradiance

Knots and their applications
Speaker:  Eve Ben Ezra

Mathematical Modeling of Solar Irradiance

Speaker: Izzy Brown
April 29, 2014

Buffer Overflow Tutorial Workshop Stack Smashing 101

Speaker: Miles Crabill
April 23, 2014

A Fireside Chat with Remy and Andrew Neymarc

Join Remy & Andrew Neymarc, L&C’s latest Fireside Chat guests, to learn behind the scenes details about their experiences and perspectives in creating award winning video and ads.  The Neymarcs are the youngest individuals to ever produce a Superbowl commercial!  Remy Neymarc attended Lewis & Clark College, and with his brother, Andrew, have formed the a visual production company based just outside NYC.

April 23, 2014

Presentation of Honors Thesis in Knot Theory

Knot Invariants: The Jones Polynomial and its Generalizations

 By Cyndel Binkley ’14

April 16, 2014

Time Management in Computer Go

Honors Thesis presentation by Sam Kelly ’14, CSMT major
April 14, 2014

Producing Documents in LaTeX

A LaTex Workshop for Beginners, presented by Colin Ehr ’14

April 12, 2014

Chess Tournament

Second annual Isaac Clark Memorial Chess Tournament in collaboration with Chess for Success
April 9, 2014

The SQRC is hiring!

 Information Session
March 19, 2014

Math, Stats and CS in Public Health and Medical Research

Speaker:  Jessica Minnier ’07, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, OHSU
March 14, 2014

Open Math Night

A fun night of mathematical performances: raps, songs, comedy routines, poems, jokes. Sign up to perform in the Math Dept.
March 14, 2014

Mathematics in Music: Xenakis and Beyond

Canadian composer and author James Harley will deliver a lecture on the music of Iannis Xenakis from 5:00 - 6:30 pm on Friday, March 14th in Evans Auditorium at Lewis & Clark College. This event is FREE and open to the public.
March 5, 2014

Math Colloquium

Designer Board Games for the Interested Mathematician
Speaker:  Josh Laison, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Willamette University
February 21, 2014

Math Colloquium

Audio and Architecture: Unfolding Sound with SpaceMap, A Layout-Agnostic Multi-Channel Sound Diffusion Algorithm
Speaker:  Steve Ellison, Applications Director, Digital Products for Meyer Sound Labs of Berkeley

February 19, 2014

Math Colloquium

How Chemists Use Group Theory
Speaker:  Anne Bentley, Associate Professor of Chemistry at LC
February 12, 2014

Math Colloquium

What can you do with your CS degree?
Speakers:  Hanako Imber (CSMT ‘10), Kevin Imber (CSMT ‘09) LC CS grads

Please come to this alumni panel to learn about careers in computer science.
December 11, 2013

Summer Internships for Math and CS

Summer opportunities presented for Math and CS students.
December 4, 2013

Explanation versus Prediction in Sports

Matthias Kullowatz ‘09, will speak on statistics in Baseball and Soccer
November 20, 2013

The Brouwer fixed point theorem

Angélica Osorno from Reed College will give a talk on the Brouwer fixed point theorem.
November 13, 2013

Is Graduate School in your future?

Heather Kitada ‘12, a graduate student at Oregon State University, will speak about taking the GRE, applying to graduate schools, funding, and what graduate school is like.

Professor Lisa Madsen, the Director of Graduate Studies for the OSU Statistics Department, will be speaking specifically about the program at Oregon State University.
November 6, 2013

Spherical Geometry, Archimedean Solids, and Non-Standard Dice

Dylan Helliwell of Seattle University will be speaking on Spherical Geometry, Archimedean Solids, and Non-Standard Dice
November 1, 2013

Practical Error Correction for Resource-Constrained Wireless Networks: Unlocking the Full Power of the CRC

Travis Mandel will present his research about Practical Error Correction for Resource-Constrained Wireless Networks: Unlocking the Full Power of the CRC
October 30, 2013

Pumpkin Carving Contest

There will be a pumpkin carving contest in the Math Sci. Dept.
October 30, 2013

CS Study Abroad in Budapest

This talk will introduce a great new study abroad program, Aquincum Institute of Technology BUDAPEST, for students interested in computing, design, computational biology, and IT entrepreneurship.
October 23, 2013

Meet Your Major

Unsure about your major? Come hear from departments and programs about why their major is the most exciting around!
Already declared? Learn from faculty and upperclassmen what’s coming up - in the next few years and afterward.
until October 23, 2013
October 22, 2013

Meet Your Major

Unsure about your major? Come hear from departments and programs about why their major is the most exciting around!
Already declared? Learn from faculty and upperclassmen what’s coming up - in the next few years and afterward.
until October 23, 2013
October 21, 2013

ALEKS Quantitavive Reasoning Exam

The exam will be administered in a proctored environment, for students who still need to take the exam. Sign up  HERE 
October 4, 2013

Math Skills Center - Grand Opening

There will be a Grand Opening Celebration of the NEW Skills Center.
October 1, 2013

From Newton to Einstein: A guided tour through space and time

Carla Cederbaum, from Tübingen University, will speak about Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein, and their theories of the universe.
September 25, 2013

Visual Gems of Number Theory

Roger Nelsen, professor emeritus of mathematics, will show us the visual gems of number theory.
September 14, 2013

Math Sciences Annual Hike

Annual Math Sciences Day Hike in the Mt. Hood Wilderness Area. Please sign up in the Math Sciences Dept.
September 11, 2013

Math Colloquium - Social and Talk

At 3:30 – learn about department events, have snacks and socialize
At 4:00 – Talk by summer researchers - Colin Gavin and Sam Stewart

Orbigraphs: defining a graph theoretic analog to Riemannian orbifolds
September 8, 2013

Math Skills Center opens!

The Center opens for Fall Term on Sunday!
New Location - 1st floor of JR Howard Hall.
September 3, 2013

ALEKS QR Exam

The Quantitative Reasoning Exam will be administered to all students who still need to take this exam.
July 23, 2013

Summer Science Brownbags

Presentations of student-faculty collaborative research.
July 16, 2013

Summer Science Brownbags

Presentations of student-faculty collaborative research.
July 9, 2013

Summer Science Brownbags

Presentations of student-faculty collaborative research.
July 2, 2013

Summer Science Brown-bags

Presentations of student-faculty collaborative research.
June 25, 2013

Summer Science Brown-bags

Presentations of student-faculty collaborative research.
June 18, 2013

Summer Science Brown-bags

Presentations of student-faculty collaborative research.
June 11, 2013

Summer Science Brown-bags

Presentations of student-faculty collaborative research.
May 1, 2013

Involutions of pattern avoidance permutations

Asraa Jaber ‘14, will be presenting a mathematics talk on pattern avoidance.
April 24, 2013

Honors Thesis Presentation

“A logical treatment of special relativity, with and without faster-than-light observers” by Benjamin Hoffman ‘13
April 17, 2013

Computer Science Careers Talk

David Swanson, Director of Engineering, from New Relic, Inc. will give you a tour of the cool technology, engineering processes, and team dynamics that New Relic is building to enable our continued success.
April 10, 2013

Computer Careers at PERS

George Schellenberg from the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System will speak about careers in computers or business at PERS.
April 3, 2013

Exploring Orbifold Graphs

Kathleen Daly 13’ will present the results of her year-long mathematics
honors thesis project.  She has been looking into defining a new graph theory
object, called an orbigraph, that parallels an existing object in
differential geometry.
March 15, 2013

The Numbers Game

Whether you are Q-savvy or Q-wary this talk is designed to improve your ability to distinguish between meaningful and misleading numbers. Learn how to apply a few key strategies to deal with the quantitative information that increasingly appears in your scholarship, and everyday life.
March 14, 2013

Pi Day Celebration!!

Do you like pi? Do you like pie? Come celebrate Pi Day with Physics Club and Math Club! There will be pie, a pie eating contest, and a pi scavenger hunt. Everyone is welcome to attend!
March 7, 2013

Math and Computer Science Career Panel

This panel will feature alumni who are putting math and or computer science degrees to work.
February 27, 2013

Squeak Squeaker Squeakem Squeak, or, The Mathematics of Deciphering the Mouse-ese Language.

Dr. Adam A. Smith will present his work using mathematical and computational methods to decipher mouse sounds.
February 12, 2013

Summer Research Opportunities Information Session

Summer Research Opportunities - Information Session
February 6, 2013

Hannah Callender presents: Assessment tools for objective measurement of physical activity

Participation in physical activity (PA) on a regular basis is important for maintaining health, yet many people in the United States do not meet the levels recommended by scientific and health organizations (CDC). Current research on behavioral patterns and interventions designed to increase PA primarily are aimed at younger children (6-18yrs) or adults (Nelson et al. 2007) with the college population often ignored. PA behavior during the late adolescence/early college period in life is of particular importance as behaviors adopted during this time frame may carry over into adulthood. Previous research indicates that between 40-50% of college students are physically inactive, 25% are classified as obese (Huang et al. 2010), and 33-50% experience psychological problems that affect their functioning (Hunt & Eisenberg, 2010), thus putting their overall health at risk (Buckworth, 2004; Keating, 2005; Ferrara, 2009). Given the fact that PA plays an important role in maintaining a healthy weight and improving mental health, it is important to describe PA behavior in this population and design interventions to increase PA that are tailored to this population’s specific goals and motivations.  One issue in measuring PA lies in the ability to obtain objective measurements of activity and then to appropriately report the results from those measurements.  In this talk I will discuss strategies for objective measurement of physical activity, including results from this summer’s REU at the University of Portland.
February 6, 2013

Assessment of Tools For Objective Measurement of Physical Activity

Hannah L. Callender, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at University of Portland, will discuss strategies for objective measurement of physical activity, including results from this summer’s REU at the University of Portland.
February 4, 2013

Nick Sylvester Celebration of Life

A Celebration of Life for Nick Sylvester will be held on Monday, February 4th at 4:30 PM in Agnes Flanagan Chapel.  Nick was a senior Math and Computer Science major from Chico, California.  A reception will follow immediately after the celebration.
January 30, 2013

Intro to LaTeX: Typesetting Mathematical Formulas

Paul T. Allen, assistant professor of mathematics, will be offering a short introduction to typesetting with LaTeX, a markup language used to create elegant typeset articles with mathematical symbols and formulas.
November 14, 2012

Summer research reports: Brain image analysis; Computer Go

We have two summer research reports:  Jeff Rhoades will discuss the quantitative aspects of his summer work trying to understand Alzheimer’s disease.  Jet’aime Mullins, Sam Stewart, and Nick Sylvester will present their smart programs to play the game Go. 
November 7, 2012

Distances in Partial Orders for Knowledge Discovery

Dr. Emilie Hogan of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will present on her work in computational mathematics. 
October 31, 2012

Annual Mathematical Science Department Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Win fame, riches and glory for carving the best pumpkin.  We will meet in the Mathematical Sciences Department Lounge.  BYOP (bring your own pumpkin)
October 28, 2012

Math and Computer Science Reunion

We’re doing some great programming…wait no, no scratch that…we’re making calculations for, wait…umm, we’re putting together a fine reunion and want you to come! Visit with current and former faculty and see where other alumni have landed at this all-era reunion.
until October 28, 2012
October 27, 2012

Math and Computer Science Reunion

We’re doing some great programming…wait no, no scratch that…we’re making calculations for, wait…umm, we’re putting together a fine reunion and want you to come! Visit with current and former faculty and see where other alumni have landed at this all-era reunion.
until October 28, 2012
October 26, 2012

Math and Computer Science Reunion

We’re doing some great programming…wait no, no scratch that…we’re making calculations for, wait…umm, we’re putting together a fine reunion and want you to come! Visit with current and former faculty and see where other alumni have landed at this all-era reunion.
until October 28, 2012
October 24, 2012

PME Induction Celebration

We will induct new members of the mathematical honors society Pi Mu Epsilon today.  The induction will be followed by a presentation by Liz Stanhope about her research in geometry.
October 23, 2012

Faculty Bookwarming

Celebrating the latest publication from Roger Nelsen, professor emeritus of mathematics. 
October 17, 2012

Double Feature: Summer research report by Jenny Louthan & Discussion of graduate school in the Mathematical Sciences

Jenny Louthan will discuss her research this summer at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  Following her report we will discuss graduate study of interest to Mathematical Sciences students, as well as the application process.
October 8, 2012

Entrepreneurship: A Life of Innovation Information Session

Information Session about the Winterim workshop, Entrepreneurship: A Life of Innovation.
October 3, 2012

Graph spectra and the symmetry of k-regular trees

Liz Stanhope will discuss a problem in spectral graph theory motivated by her work in spectral geometry.  The problem involves a nice blend of combinatorics, linear algebra and group theory.
September 26, 2012

Summer research report: T-segment Graphs by Kathleen Daly

Kathleen Daly will report on research done this past summer with the Willamette Valley Research Experience for Undergraduates and Teachers.  (WiVaM REU-RET)
September 17, 2012

Physicist Lisa Randall: Knocking on Heaven’s Door

Acclaimed Harvard physicist and author Lisa Randall gives the keynote address “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” for the 2012 Science Without Limits Symposium.
September 15, 2012

Annual Hike at Mt. Hood Wilderness Area

All students in a Math or CS class are invited to the annual day hike to Mt. Hood Wilderness Area and BBQ dinner at a professor’s cabin.
September 12, 2012

Math Club Meet and Greet

Come learn about LC’s Math Club and hear about the events planned for this upcoming year. Afterwards, take some time to chat with math department faculty and fellow CS/math students.  
April 24, 2012

Thesis Presentations

Jeff Cruttenden, Black-Scholes Implied Volatility: The Implied Smile and Local Volatility Model
Heather Kitada, Catalan Interpretations of Commutative Ideals, Partially Ordered Sets and Path Statistics
Grace Zalenski, Mathematical exploration of fluid flow through sea ice

April 24, 2012

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics

Informal talk on the semester abroad program to Budapest.
April 18, 2012

2012 Teacher of the Year

2012 Teacher of the Year
April 17, 2012

Thesis Presentations

Honors Thesis:
Alison Fankhauser ‘12,  “Numerical Evolution of Reaction-Diffusion Equations Arising in the Oscillating, Chemical Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction
Ana Rodenberg‘12, “Numerical Analysis of a Quasilinear Wave Equation Arising from Relativity”
April 10, 2012

Rachel Orlansky, Student Support Services

Rachel will meet with Math Sciences faculty and student tutors/graders about issues and strategies when working with students with disabilities
April 3, 2012

Nicole Seaders, Willamette University

Cancelled due to illness.
March 20, 2012

Sammy Black, Linfield College

Untangling ropes using the Euclidean Algorithm

March 13, 2012

Quantitative Reasoning Exam

The Quantitative Reasoning Exam will be given to all students who still need to pass this exam. Sign up by emailing QRadvice@lclark.edu.
March 10, 2012

Northwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium

The Mathematical Sciences Club and Oregon Eta Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon invite students in the Pacific Northwest region to present their mathematical work. NUMS is a one-day conference featuring talks given by undergraduates and a panel discussion on post-graduate opportunities.
March 6, 2012

Martin Jackson, University of Puget Sound

Mathematical Sciences Colloquium:
Using symmetry to solve differential equations
February 28, 2012

2nd Annual Pi Mu Epsilon Induction

Many, successful Mathematics students will be inducted into the National Mathematics Honorary Society, Pi Mu Epsilon.
January 31, 2012

Kasi Allen, LC Graduate School

Math Matters!
January 24, 2012

Welcome Back Gathering

Welcome back - Spring 2012
December 1, 2011

Non-Euclidean Sports and the Geometry of Surfaces

Pamplin Society of Fellows Distinguished Visiting Scholar Richard Canary
Non-Euclidean Sports and the Geometry of Surfaces
Thursday, December 1, 2011 • 7pm • Council Chamber


For those of us who are not flatlanders, it can be hard to visualize the properties associated with non-Euclidean surfaces. While we can intuitively understand the properties of flat-space and to a certain extend spherical spaces (as we live on a sphere ourselves!), we do not have the same intuition for hyperbolic spaces. Professor Richard Canary has developed a lecture which remedies this issue. He will be discussing the impact of hyperbolic geometry on various sports and the classification of these surfaces and their natural geometries. This will lead to a look into the progress being made on the geometrization of 3-dimensional spaces.

Mathematician Richard Canary received his M.S. in Mathematics from Warwick University in Coventry, England in 1984 and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Princeton University in 1989. He is currently a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. He has authored over 40 papers on a variety of mathematical subjects. His current research interests include low-dimensional topology and Kleinian groups.
October 18, 2011

Student Research Presentations

Ana Rodenberg
October 12, 2011

Mitch Reyes, RHMS

Mitch Reyes, RHMS
Note Special Date!
October 4, 2011

Student Research Presentations

Grace Zalenski
September 27, 2011

Student Research Presentations

Ben Lohre, Nick Sylvester, Christopher Anderson.
September 20, 2011

Mark Walsh, Oregon State University

Finding the Right Geometry
September 19, 2011

Academic Awards & Fellowships Information Session

Interested in applying for a Fulbright or a Truman but not sure where to begin? Come learn about the available fellowships and scholarships!
September 13, 2011

Student Research Presentations

Buck Fisk, Alison Fankhauser, Jenny Louthan
September 10, 2011

Math Dept Hike

The Math Dept invites all students in a math or computer science class on a day hike at Silver Falls State Park followed by a BBQ dinner and games at the park. Sign up in the Math Dept now!
September 6, 2011

Welcome Back Gathering

Welcome Back Gathering
April 26, 2011

Walt J., Lewis & Clark College

The Best Academic Thought on Saving Files
April 19, 2011

Gabe Montes de Oca

Independent Study Report
April 12, 2011

Jonathan Kujawa, University of Oklahoma

Burnt pancakes, DNA, and the Symmetric Group: or, how Bill Gates became a billionaire.
April 5, 2011

Alyssa Kent, Lewis & Clark College

Summer Research Presentation
March 29, 2011

David Scott, University of Puget Sound

Where to Focus: Points of View in Creativity and Problem Solving in Mathematics
March 15, 2011

Pi Day Celebration

The Math Club celebrates Pi Day (March 14) by hosting a friendly math competition among students from local Portland middle schools and playing fun pi-related games.
March 8, 2011

Adam Smith, OHSU

Finding Patterns in the Calls of Drug-Addicted Mice
March 1, 2011

Pi Mu Epsilon Installation Ceremony

Installation ceremony for LC’s recently established Oregon Eta Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, a national mathematics honor society.
February 25, 2011

Math Night Out

Go bowling with your fellow Math Enthusiasts!
February 18, 2011

Gender Studies Brown Bag

“Case of Euphemia Haynes: Questions on Cultural Integrity for Black Women Mathematicians” presented by Naiomi Cameron, L&C Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences
February 17, 2011

Meet Lewis & Clark Trustee Pat Mahaffy

Lewis & Clark Trustee Pat Mahaffy ‘85 discusses how he translated his Lewis & Clark experiences into the world of innovation in medical research.   A successful entrepreneur in pharmaceutical research, Mr. Mahaffy will discuss the critical role Lewis & Clark played in shaping his career.
February 15, 2011

Adam Layne, Lewis & Clark Alum

Summer Research Report: Curve Shortening Flow
February 1, 2011

Liz Stanhope, Lewis & Clark

Faculty Research Report: An introduction to Liz’s research.
January 20, 2011

A conversation with Tamma Carleton ‘09

Lewis & Clark’s second Rhodes Scholar, Tamma Carleton ‘09, will be giving an informal presentation on her academic experiences at the College and how those paved the road to her eventual success to becoming a Rhodes Scholar. 
October 26, 2010

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Come enjoy carving pumpkins and competing for prizes for the most creative pumpkins!
 
October 19, 2010

Jim Isenberg, University of Oregon

Black Holes, the Big Bang, and the Cosmic Censor
October 5, 2010

Paul T. Allen

The Amazing Intermediate Value Theorem.
September 21, 2010

Jennifer Quinn, UWT

Combinatorialization of Linear Recurrences through Weighted Tilings.
September 14, 2010

Science without Limits Symposium

3rd Annual Science Without Limits Symposium
The Value of Biodiversity:   From Venoms to Medicines
September 11, 2010

Annual Hike to Mt. Hood Wilderness Area

All students in a Math or CS class are invited to join the professors at the annual day hike to Mt. Hood Wilderness Area and BBQ dinner at a professor’s cabin.
October 27, 2009

Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Come join us for pumpkin carving and pizza in the Math Sci. Dept.