Centre students outperform regional universities in mathematical modeling competition

Representing Centre College at the SIMIODE Challenge Using Differential Equation Modeling, Ashley Hayes ‘19, Matthew Ko ‘20, and Jackson Norris ‘21 recently received the designation of “outstanding”; the only team out of six teams to do so. The competition was hosted at Asbury University. The nonprofit organization System Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with

By |2018-11-26T20:12:33+00:00November 26th, 2018|Mathematics, News|

Centre students attend joint mathematics meetings

Centre College mathematics majors Cate Heine '18 and Marissa Hartsoe ’18 recently participated in the American Mathematical Society joint meeting in San Diego, the largest mathematics meeting in the world. The January event provided an opportunity for mathematics professors and students from around the United States to present research findings. Heine's poster was selected as

By |2018-05-31T18:59:53+00:00February 16th, 2018|Mathematics, News|

Chris Robinson ’12 invited to present at prestigious conference

Chris Robinson ‘12 presented independent research on vehicle routing at the July 2017 SAI Computing Conference in London, England. The event’s website describes it as “a premier venue for researchers and industry practitioners to share new ideas, research results and development experiences in various fields.” Although Robinson is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in electrical engineering

By |2018-12-07T15:28:51+00:00September 15th, 2017|Mathematics, News, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religion, Education|

Centre College honors faculty and staff at closing dinner

Centre College honored members of its campus community on May 16 at the annual faculty and staff appreciation dinner and awards ceremony. Kayla Perry, custodian; Pam Martino, custodian; and Jessica Conder, custodian leader each received a Horky Service Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement by facilities management employees. The award was created from a bequest by

Lesley Wiglesworth and John Wilson lend their expertise to teaching and learning

In 2015, Centre College established the faculty fellows program, one element of Creative Centre, a long-term initiative meant to enhance and link creative and critical thinking in the classroom as part of the College’s quality enhancement plan (QEP). Supported by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), this faculty fellow leads campus discussions about creativity

By |2018-06-19T14:28:06+00:00March 30th, 2017|Academics, Mathematics, News|

Faculty achievement honored at Professional Recognition Reception

Lifelong learning is a central focus for Centre College’s students and faculty. Professors at the College are innovative, taking risks and bolstering their own development by refining their teaching methods, participating in Faculty Learning Communities, engaging in their own research and translating that enthusiasm into the classroom. Professors whose work has been recognized through publication, performance or

Math and chemistry face off in the 20th annual croquet match

Tradition of all kinds are embraced by the Centre College community, including those of a competitive nature. In the 20 years since it began, the annual croquet match between the chemistry and mathematics programs has become something students and faculty on both teams anticipate every year. The game of croquet was far from a random

By |2016-10-07T14:34:57+00:00October 7th, 2016|Campus, Environmental Ecology, Mathematics, News|

Grad numbers add up for Centre mathematics program

Centre College’s mathematics program has enjoyed success in recent years, as evidenced by the high number of Centre graduates majoring in mathematics. In a recent article published by the Notices of the American Mathematical Society, the College was ranked among the top-50 institutions for math-related degrees awarded per enrollment. This report places Centre in close competition with

By |2018-07-27T17:06:17+00:00September 27th, 2016|Mathematics, News|

Christine Shannon, professor of math and computer science, retires

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2016 edition of Centrepiece, the College alumni magazine. “I have a hard time believing that there are better jobs than the ones I have had,” says Christine Shannon, who retired this spring as Haggin Professor Emerita of Computer Science and Mathematics. Shannon joined the mathematics faculty at Centre

By |2018-08-03T19:22:40+00:00July 6th, 2016|Academics, College Relations, Mathematics, News|

Centre GEMS initiative featured by Kentucky National Science Foundation program

The KY NSF EPSCoR—Kentucky’s chapter of the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research—recently featured Centre College students and faculty in a video about a student-led initiative to encourage local girls to study the sciences. Centre student Ceci Vollbrecht ’17, a chemistry major, founded Girls in Engineering, Math and Science (GEMS), which gives

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