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  • 24 Hours of Triviality

    April 20, 2020

    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!

  • William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

    February 20, 2020

    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!!

  • Interdisciplinary Team Lands $500K for Earthquake Preparedness Research

    July 19, 2019

    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.

  • Rogers Science Program Gives Student-Faculty Research a Strong Foundation

    July 18, 2018

    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.

  • Ice Cream

    Meet Your Math Major!

    October 19, 2019

    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!

    October 19, 2019

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

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    Mathematical Sciences Department Picnic

    September 19, 2019

    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

    September 19, 2019

    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

  • Computer Class

    Math Colloquium

    April 19, 2019

    April 11, 2019
    Speaker: Adina Shanholtz

    Job Title: Software Developer

    Company: Microsoft

    Team: Edge, Media and Transient Experiences


  • Math Meets Science

    Math Colloquium

    April 19, 2019

    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 19, 2019

    March 21, 2019

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

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

  • Pi Day!

    Pi DAY!!!!!

    March 19, 2019

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

  • Math Scholarship Recipient

    April 19, 2019

    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. 

  • LC Alumna Ruthe Farmer

    March 19, 2019

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

  • Tuning up their instruments!

    Math Time, Fun Time

    February 19, 2019

    Singing songs about math!

  • 2019 Project Descriptions for Rogers Program

    February 19, 2019

    Summer science research

  • Molecules

    Anne Bentley: How Chemists Use Group Theory

    February 19, 2019

    Math Colloquium- JR Howard 259 

  • Pumpkin Carving Contest

    October 18, 2018