MoonRanger is a robotic lunar rover that will be flying the to Moon in 2022 to search for water o...

Reaching the Moon Thanks to Physics, Theatre, Math, and Dance

The supportive liberal arts community Ben Kolligs BA ’18 found at L&C provided him opportunities to discover his passion in robotics and to advance his career, even before he graduated. Next up, graduate studies in robotics at Carnegie Mellon University!
Linus

Linus Brogan ’22 Takes Second in Secure Coding Tournament

On June 19, 2021, the Portland chapter of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), along with chapters from Vancouver, BC and Victoria, BC, hosted the AppSec Pacific Northwest Conference. The conference focused on how to build secure software, defend against attacks, and practice finding potential flaws. Linus Brogan BA ’22 competed in the associated secure coding tournament, finishing in second place. The tournament involved identifying insecure code, analyzing the types of vulnerabilities, and finding the best way to fix the flaws. Brogan is majoring in Computer Science & Mathematics and minoring in Physics.
Associate Dean of Student Academic Affairs and Professor of Mathematics John Krussel

Krussel Retires After 34 Years

Associate Dean of Student Academic Affairs and Professor of Mathematics John Krussel has retired after 34 years at Lewis & Clark.
2021 Rena Ratte Award recipient Jordan Gonzalez

First-gen student-athlete is UCLA bound

Jordan Gonzalez BA ’21 is this year’s winner of the Rena J. Ratte Award, Lewis & Clark’s highest academic honor. This fall, Gonzalez will begin a five-year PhD program in chemistry at the University of California at Los Angeles.
Rogers

2021 Rogers Science Research Tuesday Talks

Student-faculty collaborative research
Sean Richardson BA ?20

National Science Foundation Honors Two Alumni

Two recent Lewis & Clark alumni have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Three other L&C alumni have been given honorable mentions.

New Data Science Minor Builds from Interdisciplinary Foundation

Through strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, data science engages individuals in computing, statistics, interpretation, and communication. The new minor will reflect the strength of a liberal arts curriculum above all else, thanks to the diligence and passion of faculty members across the college.

The High Performance Computing (HPC) team running their first job ever run on BLT. Pictured are J...

Computer Science’s New Concentration: Cybersecurity

Starting in the fall of 2021, Lewis & Clark’s Department of Mathematical Sciences will begin offering a new concentration within the computer science program: cybersecurity. The new concentration in cybersecurity provides students an interdisciplinary approach, bringing together technology, people, information, and processes through the creation, operation, analysis, and testing of secure computer systems.

Jordan Gonzales

Mathematics and Chemistry Double Major Named Rhodes Finalist

Jordan Gonzalez BA ’21 advanced to the final round of interviews for the Rhodes Scholarship, widely regarded as the most prestigious international scholarship program in the world. The scholarship allows exceptional, leadership-driven students from around the world to pursue higher degrees at the University of Oxford. Gonzalez is the fourth Lewis & Clark student to be named a Rhodes finalist in the last five years.
Books

Math Colloquium on December 3, 2020

Math Colloquium

Thursday, December 3, 2020
4:00pm-5:00pm

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

Speaker: Kevin Sweet

Title: Modeling the Effect of Quorum-Sensing Regulated T6SS-Mediated Killing on Biofilms

Abstract: Bacterial interactions heavily impact how a biofilm forms, and how bacteria communicate impacts how they interact. One way that bacteria can communicate is through the production and sensing of quorum sensing molecules which regulate certain genetic expressions. It was our focus to model and analyze the relationship between quorum sensing regulated Type VI Secretion System (T6SS) mediated killing in two strains of Agrobacterium tumefaciens and biofilm structure. We constructed a deterministic two dimensional model that held the rate of quorum sensing molecule production constant in order to illustrate basic interactions between two bacterial strains and the effect that such interactions have on the biofilm’s development. By adding another dimension to our model we can more realistically show the effects that quorum sensing regulated T6SS mediated killing has on the biofilm’s structure based on the current state of the biofilm. This work illustrates how quorum sensing T6SS mediated killing contributes to overall biofilm structure.

Speaker: Abby Brauer

Title: Numerical Analysis of the 1-Dimensional Parabolic Optimal Transport Problem

Abstract: Numerical methods for the optimal transport problem is an active area of research. Recent work of Kitagawa and Abedin shows that the solution of a time-dependent equation converges exponentially fast, as time goes to infinity, to the solution of the optimal transport problem. This suggests a fast numerical algorithm for computing optimal maps; we investigate such an algorithm here in the 1-dimensional case. Specifically, we use a finite-difference scheme to solve the time-dependent optimal transport problem and carry out an error analysis of the scheme. A collection of numerical examples is also presented and discussed.

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24 Hours of Triviality

24 Hours of Triviality Questions!

Since we can’t get together for a senior dinner, the Math Department staff thought a trivia game would be fun! Some of the questions are trivia, some are just plain trivial.

We hope you join in!  Questions and links will also be emailed out to seniors!

Test

William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

The 80th annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, administered by the Mathematical Association of America was held on December 7, 2019. 4,229 students participants from 570 institutions participated in the competition. Eight of our students participated in this highly competitive mathematics contest and they all scored points.
The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is a 6-hour exam which is voluntarily attempted by only the top math students in the United States and Canada, is considered the world’s toughest math test. The median score is often zero.

Miron Banjac
Abby Brauer
Linus D’Angeli Brogan
Minho Choi
Eric Daniel
Chris Karagiannis
Sean Richardson
Manu Skora

Congratulations to all of the above! We are very proud of all these students! Great Job!!


Alumni-Founded Podcast Production Company Adds Another L&C Alumnus

Annie Fassler BA ’11 and Jonah Geil-Neufeld BA ’11 met at Lewis & Clark and began working together with the emerging medium of podcasting right after graduation. In 2017 they founded Puddle Creative LLC, and this past fall they hired Sam Peers Nitzberg BA ’19.
Kray (L) and Rose (R) at the grand opening party of Hydra's offices at General Industry.

Physics Alumni Cofound a 3D Printing Startup

After building a 3D printer for a class during his senior year, John Kray BA ’17 enlisted the help of Zach Rose BA ’18 to build and sell innovative desktop 3D printers. Their most recent model is so easy to use that Lewis & Clark purchased one for the physics lab.

Ice Cream

Meet Your Math Major!

October 15, 2019
5:00 pm 
Come by the Mathematical Department to meet your professors!
There will be Ice Cream!
Games! Games!

Game Night on September 28th!

Students had good food and played lots of games at Professor Peter Drake’s House!!!
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Mathematical Sciences Department Picnic

Saturday, September 14th was a beautiful day at Gleneden Beach!
Students and Professors had a great day, enjoying the sun, playing games and eating lots of good food.

Annual Day Hike at the Oregon Coast

Saturday, September 14th 2019

All students in a math or computer science class are invited. 

This is all-day event is free: The Department provides the post-hike dinner and games at a covered picnic site.

Please bring your own sack lunch for hikes.

We will be at Gleneden Beach Gazebo Area. Several lengths of hikes will be available for all levels.

Meet at 8:30 am in the Fir Acres Parking Lot.  (near Olin Science Bldg.) to carpool to the coast.

What to Bring:

Sack Lunch, Water Bottle, Layered Clothing, Jacket and Hat, Sturdy shoes, Sunblock, Day Pack, Optional beach toys

The project team's faculty and student members.

Interdisciplinary Team Lands $500K for Earthquake Preparedness Research

It’s a persistent question: How do you prepare large populations for an emergency? Funded by a grant of more than half a million dollars from the National Science Foundation, an interdisciplinary team of Lewis & Clark faculty and students is creating a video game to educate and enlist young people in that critical process.
Erin Rast

Math Scholarship Recipient

Erin Rast ’21, from Boulder, Colorado was recently awarded the Christine Fredricks Smith Memorial Scholarship, the College’s most prestigious award exclusively for mathematics majors. 
Computer Class

Math Colloquium

April 11, 2019
Speaker: Adina Shanholtz

Job Title: Software Developer

Company: Microsoft

Team: Edge, Media and Transient Experiences

 
Math Meets Science

Math Colloquium

April 4, 2019

Speaker: Grace Lawley

Topic: Math Meets Data

Transitioning from math proofs to natural language research.

Figuring out how to put theory into practice is not always straightforward. Real world data, especially natural language data, can put up quite a fight. In this talk, I will share my experience learning how to apply the lessons I learned in undergraduate math courses to medical research on the language of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Topics I will touch on include: natural language processing, data science, modeling, and dimensionality reduction.

Economics

Math Colloquium

March 21, 2019

Brian Dombeck- Assistant Professor, Economics, Lewis & Clark College

Topic: Learning vs News Shocks: What Drives Business Cycles?

Pi Day!

Pi DAY!!!!!

Thursday, March 14th 
Olin Lounge Lounge 3:30-4:30
More Details Coming Soon!

LC Alumna Ruthe Farmer

Topic: Championing Change: Building Diversity In Tech At Scale
Thursday, March 7th, 3:30-4:30- JR Howard 102
Yung-Pin Chen

Math Colloquium February 28, 2019

Speaker: Yung-Pin Chen
Jr Howard 259 
3:30
Tuning up their instruments!

Math Time, Fun Time

Singing songs about math!
Molecules

Anne Bentley: How Chemists Use Group Theory

Math Colloquium- JR Howard 259 
Glick and colleagues after their first run on the BLT.

Bringing a High-Performance “BLT” to Life

Lewis & Clark’s high-performance computing (HPC) system has been propelled by a collaborative initiative driven by professors, staff members, and students. Although many are unaware of this HPC system—named BLT for its worker nodes “bacon, lettuce, and tomato”—it is paving the way for current and future research opportunities.
Sherlock Ortiz BA ?21, Adriana Rogers BA ?19, and Anna Schall BA ?20

Students Return from Collaborative Project to Combat Gerrymandering

After spending the summer working with students and professors from around the country, three Lewis & Clark students return to campus with new skills and perspectives on how to use mathematics to create a solution to partisan gerrymandering. The six-week program is a collaboration of Tufts University, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Crescent Beach

Math Sciences Hike 2018

Students and Faculty hiked at Ecola State Park

Rogers Science Program Gives Student-Faculty Research a Strong Foundation

At Lewis & Clark, where students learn science by doing science, collaborative research with professors is an academic hallmark. The John S. Rogers Science Program supports several such projects each summer, and this year included multidisciplinary research with an especially timely goal: create a computer game that will teach users how to act in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

Math Scholarship Recipient

Illia Hayes ’19, from Phoenix, Arizona, was recently awarded the Christine Fredricks Smith Memorial Scholarship

Students Present Research at Notre Dame Peace Conference

Megan Glavin BA ’19 and Sema Hasan BA ’18 were selected to present their original research at the 2018 Notre Dame Peace Conference, an event for students from around the world to share their work and discuss issues related to peace studies, social justice, and global activism.

Mathematics Alumni Scholarship

Jordan Gonzalez ’21, has been selected by the faculty of the department for the Mathematics Alumni Scholarship for 2018 - 19.

On the Go with Amazon

Andrea Dean BA ’17 fell in love with mathematics and computer science at Lewis & Clark and is now using her knowledge at Amazon. She’s solving problems in machine learning at a new prototype store. Our Chronicle magazine caught up with her in Seattle for this profile.

Catching Up With Mathematics Professor Naiomi Cameron

Cameron, who is also associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, received a scholarship from the Clare Boothe Luce Program to attend the HERS Institute at Bryn Mawr College. We sat down with her to discuss how this opportunity will help her Lewis & Clark STEM students.

Pi Mu Epsilon Induction Ceremony

New members were inducted into Pi Mu Epsilon

Pumpkin Carving Contest 2017

Student carved pumpkins for Halloween.
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Department Hike to Mt. Hood Wilderness

Students and faculty took a dayhike in Mt. Hood Wilderness and enjoyed a BBQ dinner with strategy games.

Professors Boost Big Data Research With a New Computer Cluster

This summer Lewis & Clark acquired a computational server that will improve the speed and ease of research calculations. Researchers studying computational physics, genetic sequencing, and climate modeling have already begun to imagine how this powerful hardware will enhance their research.

Emeritus Professor Roger Nelsen Honored

Emeritus Professor Roger Nelsen was recently honored by an international conference celebrating his contributions to copula theory. In this interview, he discusses how he found his calling, what exactly it is he works on, and why he’s been so supportive of Lewis & Clark.

Peter Drake Honored for Outstanding Computer Science Curriculum

Peter Drake Honored for Contributing Outstanding Introductory Computer Science Curriculum by NCWIT.

Dr. Jens Mache Lands His Sixth NSF Award

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Lewis & Clark a $124,965 grant for “Collaborative Research: Modeling Student Activity and Learning on Cybersecurity Testbeds.”

Mathematics Alumni Scholarship

Math Alumni Scholarship for a current student
Simran Handa BA ?19 works with Greg Hermann, professor of biology and department chair,  on his c...

A STEM Program Blooms

Lewis & Clark creates pathways to success for first-generation college students interested in science and math.

Math Scholarship Recipient

Karlie Schwartzwald has been chosen for the Christine Fredricks Smith Memorial Scholarship.

Isaac Clark Memorial Chess Tournament

The Isaac Clark Memorial Chess Tournament in 2017

Lunch with a Leader- Register for Free Lunch with Industry Leaders

Lunch with a Leader provides opportunities to converse with industry leaders in a casual setting.  Learn more about career paths and industry trends while you enjoy a free lunch.  This semester’s guests include, Emma Mcilroy of Wildfang, Marcus Harvey of Portland Gear, Documentary Filmmaker, Brian Lindstrom ’84, and Kazi Huque of Grameen-Intel.  Registration is required.

Another Year, Another Rhodes Finalist!

Kristina Dill BA ’16 is the latest Lewis & Clark graduate to earn a spot as a finalist for the internationally regarded Rhodes Scholarship. If she wins, she will be one of 32 students honored nationwide and Lewis & Clark’s third alumni to attain this prestigious award, which funds pursuit of a graduate degree at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Pumpkin Carving 2016

Students carved pumpkins for Halloween!

Fall Hike 2016

Math Sci. Dept hike to Mt. Hood with a BBQ dinner.

Math Scholarship Recipient

Emily O’Sullivan has been chosen for the Christine Fredricks Smith Memorial Scholarship.
Eve Lowenstein B.A. '17

Eve Lowenstein ’17 Wins Goldwater Scholarship

Eve Lowenstein B.A. ’17 is one of just 252 scholars selected from a field of 1,150 students nominated by 415 institutions nationwide. Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships are widely considered the preeminent awards for undergraduates preparing for science careers. Irene Duba B.A. ’17 garnered an honorable mention. 

Chinese Food and German Board Games

Many students gathered at Professor Peter Drake’s house for a fun evening of playing strategy board games and eating Chinese food.
National Cyber League team members, Pim and Lindsay

Computer Science Competitions

Many students competed in the National Cyber League or ACM Programming Competition this Fall Term.

Pi Mu Epsilon Induction Ceremony

Pi Mu Epsilon, mathematics honor society, welcomes 21 new members.

Pumpkin Carving Contest - 2015

The Math Club hosted a successful Pumpkin Carving Contest!
Hanako Imber '10, CSMT major

Hanako Imber ’10, new Alumni Board member

Hanako Imber ’10, CSMT majors, is one of the newest members of LC’s Alumni Board.

Chinese Food and German Games

Many students gathered at Professor Peter Drake’s house for a fun evening of playing strategy board games and eating Chinese food. The students took up the whole house and garage.

Hike 2015

Annual day-hike at Mt. Hood and BBQ at professor’s cabin with many students.

Professor Mache receives NSF grant for cybersecurity work

The National Science Foundation has awarded Lewis & Clark $166,526 to support the work of Professor of Computer Science Jens Mache.

Math Scholarship Recipient

Isaac Goldstein ’16, was recently awarded the Christine Fredricks Smith Memorial Scholarship, the College’s most prestigious award exclusively for mathematics majors.

Chinese Food and German Games Night

Many, many students gathered at Prof. Peter Drake’s house for eating Chinese Food and playing lots of strategy games.
Peter Drake, Associate Professor of Computer Science

Google Grant for Java

Google’s CS Engagement Program supports Computer Science

Champion of Change

Ruthe Farmer ’92 works tirelessly to make sure young women have the opportunity to succeed in the male-dominated world of information technology.

Chinese Food and German Games Night

Twice a year, Professor Peter Drake hosts a game night and chinese food marathon at his home.
2 of the finished pumpkins

Pumpkin Carving Contest

The Math Club hosted a pumpkin carving contest.

Pi Mu Epsilon Ceremony

Eighteen outstanding Mathematical Sciences students were inducted into the national mathematics honor society, Pi Mu Epsilon.
Peter Drake, associate professor of computer science

Professor tells math jokes, proves geek cred

Associate Professor of Computer Science Peter Drake recently sat down with the Portland Tribune to talk about juggling fire, Lady Gaga parodies, and telling jokes in class.

Math Hike 2014

This fall, 36 students joined the Math Sciences professors for a day hike in the Mt. Hood wilderness. The day concluded with BBQ and games at a professor’s cabin.

Samuel Kelly B.A. ?14

Students honored at prestigious computing conference

John Sibandze ’15, Samuel Kelly BA ’14, Christian Dicker BA ’14, Sam Dodson BA ’13, and Danielle Fenske BA ’14 won honorable mention for their poster titled “Viability of Parallel Prefix for Sequence Alignment on Massively Parallel Graphics Processing Units.”

Intern Profile: Amaya Lucas ’15

Meet Amaya Lucas ’15, a math and physics major and intern at FEI, a microscopy company in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Alumnus wins scholarship from the American Library Association

Citing his academic achievement and leadership qualities, the American Library Association recently honored Sam Dodson B.A. ’13 with its 2014 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media.

2014 Rogers Science Research Brown Bag Presentations

Students discuss their research projects during a series of brown-bag talks on Tuesdays in June and July. Each presentation is 15 minutes; there are generally 3-4 talks per session. For more information about projects see project descriptions.

L&C Collaborative Research

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new web site, profiling student-faculty research and creative activities at the College of Arts & Sciences. In addition to fostering awareness of these activities, we hope the projects on this site will spark the interests of students and encourage them to pursue the many opportunities available for student research at Lewis & Clark.

Students name Paul T. Allen teacher of the year

Students name Assistant Professor of Mathematics Paul T. Allen the 2014 Teacher of the Year for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Student Profile: Eve Ben Ezra ’14

Get to know Eve Ben Ezra ’14, a major in mathematics and recipient of a Fulbright award.

Math Scholarship recipient announced

Ali Brauer ’15, of Portland, OR, was recently awarded the prestigious Christine Fredricks Smith Memorial Scholarship.
Colin Ehr ?14 and Aojie Zheng ?15

Math students shine in international competitions

Each year, Lewis & Clark participates in two highly competitive international mathematical competitions—the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition and the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP) Mathematical Contest in Modeling.
Benjamin Hoffman B.A. ?13

National Science Foundation honors five alumni for leadership potential

Five Lewis & Clark alumni received prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships for demonstrating promise as leaders in their fields.
Colin Gavin ?15

Three students honored with Goldwater science awards

Colin Gavin ’15, Sarah Lowenstein ’15, and Keira Roberts ’15 received prestigious scholarships for their exceptional work in the sciences. The three students are among the 283 recipients of Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships this spring, selected from a field of 1,166 applicants nationwide.

Alumnus’ app lets users invest spare change

Jeff Cruttenden B.A. ’12 hasn’t even launched his app, and it’s already attracting coverage from USA TodayBloomberg BusinessWeek, and Mashable.

Games Night at a professor’s house

Over 40 students and faculty gathered at a professor’s house to play board games and eat Chinese food. Game players took over the entire house, including the garage. All had a great time!

L&C Mathematical Sciences Dept. to support girls’ Computer Science camp

The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) has funded an AspireIT project, which involves faculty members in Lewis & Clark’s Mathematical Sciences department.
Sam Royston B.A. ?12

Alumni Profile: Sam Royston B.A. ’12

Meet Sam Royston B.A. ’12, a mathematics major.
1st Prize!

Pumpkin Carving Contest 2013

Some of our enthusiastic pumpkin carving students gathered in the department, to carve pumpkins. And compete for prizes!
University of Maryland Cybersecurity Center

Student and professor win computer hacking challenge

As an extension of his summer research on computer security education with Professor of Computer Science Jens Mache, Miles Crabill ’16 had the opportunity to attend an invitation-only computer security conference in Dayton, Ohio, from September 15 to 20. On the final day of the conference, Crabill and Mache (along with a student and faculty member from The Evergreen State College) competed against four other teams to win a hacking challenge.
Mt. Hood with Liz and kids

Hike 2013

This fall, 24 students joined the Math Sciences professors for a day hike in the Mt. Hood wilderness. The day concluded with BBQ and games at a professor’s cabin.

Faculty in Focus

Meet our exceptional professors.
Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences Liz Stanhope

Students connect hearing in humans to movement in fish

Daniel Blasher B.A. ’13, Sreyhiek Seng ’16, and Abraham De Leon, a student at Rosemary Anderson High School, worked with Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences Liz Stanhope to construct a computational model of sensory hair cells in the inner ear to better understand hearing in humans and motion detection in fish.

Students develop tools to expand cybersecurity knowledge

Miles Crabill ’16, Evan Damon B.A. ’13, Kaleb Ganz ’14, and Claire Humbeutel ’15 are working with Professor of Computer Science Jens Mache to integrate cybersecurity knowledge into undergraduate classrooms.

Students’ summer research uses gaming to create smarter computers

Brandon Cieslak ’15, Samuel Kelly ’14, Sam Levenick ’15, and Rosemary Anderson High School student Kal Johnson are working alongside Associate Professor of Computer Science Peter Drake and Associate Professor of Mathematics Yung-Pin Chen to develop an artificially intelligent program to play the board game Go.
Associate Professor of Computer Science Peter Drake

Professors help shrink gender gap in computer science

“Nationwide, there is a severe shortage of computer scientists, and our field has the worst gender imbalance in the sciences.” So said Associate Professor of Computer Science Peter Drake while discussing his field at the Females Advancing Computing and Technology (FACT) Camp this summer.
Benjamin Hoffman B.A. ?13

Ratte award winner puts down roots in many fields

As a philosophy and mathematics double major, Benjamin Hoffman B.A. ’13 is used to going above and beyond. This passion for exceeding expectations earned Hoffman the 2013 Rena J. Ratte Award, the undergraduate college’s highest academic honor.

2013 Rogers Research Program Brown-Bag Presentations

Students discuss their research projects during a series of brown-bag talks on Tuesdays in June and July. Each presentation is 15 minutes; there are generally 3-4 talks per session. For more information about projects see project descriptions.

Math Scholarship recipient announced

Cyndel Binkley ‘14, was recently awarded the College’s most prestigious award exclusively for mathematics majors.
Laura Bogar B.A. ?12

National Science Foundation honors alumni for leadership potential

Two Lewis & Clark alumni received prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships for demonstrating promise as leaders in their fields.
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Math Contest Winners

Putnam Math exam and Modeling Competition Winners!!

First Annual Isaac Clark Memorial Chess Tournament

In memory of LC math major and avid chess player Isaac Clark, The LC Math Club is hosting the first ever Isaac Clark Memorial Chess Tournament for K-5 students.

Chinese Food and German Games SP/13

Every term, Peter Drake, a Computer Science professor, holds a “Chinese Food and German Games” night at his house. This is a great venue for students to socialize around strategy games and food.

Pumpkin Carving 2012

Mathematical Science Students competed for prizes by carving the most creative, mathematical, Halloween pumpkins.

Pi Mu Epsilon, Math Honor Society

The Pi Mu Epsilon Math Honor Society inducted 18 new student members.

Chinese Food and German Games

Every term, Peter Drake, a Computer Science professor, holds a “Chinese Food and German Games” night at his house. This is a great venue for students to socialize around strategy games and food.
Math student at the lake.

Math Dept Hike 2012

The Math Sciences Dept students and faculty hiked in Mt Hood Wilderness and had a yummy BBQ dinner.

Mache earns competitive grant for cybersecurity project

Jens Mache, professor of computer science, has earned a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Jens Mache Receives Second NSF TUES Award

Jens Mache Receives Second NSF TUES Award

Alumni and Faculty Support Student Scholarships

Alumni and Faculty Support Student Scholarship in the Mathematical Sciences. Dozens of alumni, faculty and friends support the mathematical sciences programs each year with their gifts designated to the department. Donors play an integral role in the success of the mathematical sciences faculty and students.

Recent Alumni Spotlight: Chris Scheffler

Chris, originally from Eureka, California, graduated from Lewis & Clark College in 2010 with a degree in Physics and Computer Science / Mathematics. Currently working in the high-tech area of Silicon Valley, he still finds time for life outside work. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family, camping and being outdoors, and homebrewing in his spare time.
CC image courtesy of slightly-less-random (Flickr)

Summer research students advance artificial intelligence

Jet’aime Mullins ’13 and Nick Sylvester ’13 are working alongside Associate Professor of Computer Science Peter Drake on research surrounding computer performance in abstract strategy games.
CC image courtesy of University of Maryland Cybersecurity Center (Flickr)

Summer research students confront issues of cybersecurity

Evan Damon ’13 and Julian Dale B.A. ’12 are working alongside Professor of Computer Science Jens Mache to investigate computer security and brainstorm new methods for teaching the subject to undergraduate students.

Lewis & Clark receives $1 million for science education

Improving the quality of science education is a top national priority, as seen in President Obama’s commitment to prepare 100,000 new science, technology, engineering, and math teachers in the next decade. Now Lewis & Clark will be an integral part of this challenge, with the receipt of a $1 million grant to improve the quality of K-12 science education in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Students name Iva Stavrov teacher of the year

Students have named Iva Stavrov, associate professor of mathematical sciences, Teacher of the Year. Stavrov, who specializes in algebraic topology and differential geometry, joined Lewis & Clark in 2004.

Scholarship recipient announced

Adam Taylor ‘13, of Beaverton, OR, was recently awarded the prestigious Christine Fredricks Smith Memorial Scholarship.

Junior earns top science honor

Taylor Murphy ’13 received a prestigious science scholarship for her exceptional work in physics and mathematics.

Math Major Named Student-Athlete of the Week

Math major Matt DeRosa, a member of both the football and track & field teams, is named Lewis & Clark student-athlete of the week. See the Lewis & Clark Athletics page for details.

NSF REU-RET Grant for Mathematics Collaboration

NSF REU-RET Grant for Mathematics Collaboration

Chinese Food and German Games night, Feb. 2012

Games Night was held at Peter Drake’s house in February, 2012

Dean’s List for Fall 2011

Students who have been named to the Dean’s List for Fall 2011.
Julian Dale ?12 (L) and Nic Wilson ?12 (R) talk with Professor of Computer Science Jens Mache

Students invited to coding challenge at Microsoft

During Kinect CodeCamp, computer science majors gained valuable experience.
South Falls is the tallest falls in this park, falling 118 ft to the river below.

Math Hike Fall, 2011

The Math Sciences Dept held it’s annual student/faculty hike in early September, 2011.

NSF TUES Program Grant to Jens Mache

NSF TUES Program grant to Jens Mache
Parker Lewis B.A. ?08 (photo from his blog, ?Paka in Afrika?)

Alumnus publishes NYT crossword drawing from math major

Parker Lewis ’08 wrote Thursday’s crossword puzzle in the New York Times, drawing inspiration from his math degree and Peace Corps service.

Dean’s List Spring 2011

Students who have been named to the Dean’s List for spring 2011.

Math meets Art

Lauren Taylor, an art teacher at Century High School in Hillsboro, OR, contacted our department for help with a class project.

Blokus Tournament

Lewis & Clark Mathematical Sciences students took part in the 1st Pacific Northwest Intercollegiate Ginormous Blokus Tournament, held at Willamette University. Four our students attended: Ana Rodenberg, April Hersey, Heather Kitada, and Jonathan Grochowski. We took second place (out of three teams).
Pi Mu Epsilon Charter Ceremony

Pi Mu Epsilon Induction Ceremony

Lewis & Clark College now hosts a chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honor society.

Chinese Food and German Games Night - February 2011

Games night was held at Peter Drake’s house.
Here?s a screen shot of the game, Lingo, that Rudy Reeves developed for his CS II class in the Fa...

CS II student creates new game

Computer Science II student, Rudy Reeves, develops the computer game, Lingo, for his final project in the Fall 2010.

Dean’s List Fall 2010

Students who have been named to the Dean’s List for Fall 2010
RIP MAN!

Pumpkin Carving Contest 2010

A pumpkin carving contest was held at the Math Dept at the end of October, 2010.

BBQ and Games Fall 2010

This September 2010, 30 students joined the faculty for a hike near Mt. Hood and BBQ and strategy games at a professor’s cabin.
Mt. Hood as seen from Lookout Mountain

Math Sci. Dept Hike - Fall 2010

In September 2010, 30 math and CS students joined the faculty for the Annual Day Hike near Mt. Hood Wilderness. We had great weather for the spectacular views of many peaks. After the hike, the students drove to a professor’s cabin to play strategy games and for a BBQ dinner.

Dean’s List Spring 2010

Students who have been named to the Dean’s List for Spring 2010

Games Night Spring 2010

German Games and Chinese Food night was held at Professor Peter Drake’s house last March, 2010. Many students had a great time playing lots of strategy games.

Chinese Food and German Games Night

In October 2009, Computer Science professor, Peter Drake, sponsored a games night for all interested computer science students, plus students from his freshman seminar class from last year.
Students carve pumpkins in the Math Sciences Dept. study room.

Pumpkin Carving Contest Oct 09

A Pumpkin Carving Contest was held in the Mathematical Sciences Dept. on Oct. 27, 2009.
Students enjoyed playing board games and relaxing in the cabin

BBQ after the Department Hike

After the Department Hike in September 2009, students, faculty and their children enjoyed an evening of board games and a BBQ dinner. This annual event is a great way to begin the school year.
View of Mt. Hood and Burnt Lake from the Zigzag East Lookout.

Hike September 2009

The faculty invited all students in a math or computer science class to join them for the 9th Annual Hike on the flanks of Mt. Hood followed by a Barbeque and board games at a professor’s cabin.

Faculty Q & A with Paul Allen

Fall 2009 sees the arrival of seven new tenure-track members to the College of Arts & Sciences. To welcome our community’s newest members, our office sent them a brief questionnaire so that we may get to know them a little better.

Fall 2008 Games Night

German Games and Chinese Food Night

2008 Pumpkin Carving Contest

Pumpkins were carved, prizes were given and all had a great time.
Cheeky Monkey

Spring 2009 Games Night

German Games and Chinese Food
Professor Peter D., our gaming master, shows some students how to play one of his many games.

Math Sciences Department Barbeque 2008

After the hike, all the students and staff converged at a professor’s cabin for lots of games and a Barbequed feast.
Students and faculty assembled for a group picture on a mountain peak with Mt. Hood in the backgr...

Math Sciences Department Hike 2008

In September 2008, the faculty invited all students in a math or computer science class to join them for the 8th Annual Hike on the flanks of Mt. Hood followed by a Barbeque and board games at a professor’s cabin. A record 42 students, 12 faculty/staff, 3 children and 4 dogs trekked up the mountain this year!