New data science major and minor added at Centre College

Current and incoming students at Centre College now have another option when considering a major or minor, preparing them for what Bloomberg magazine recently dubbed “America’s hottest job.” Centre students can pursue a degree in data science, which combines elements of computer science, mathematics and statistics. The faculty who proposed the addition, however, insist that

By |2019-03-18T19:29:20+00:00March 18th, 2019|Academics, Campus, Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, News|

Faculty, students present at Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore

During Centre College’s CentreTerm in January, six students and seven faculty members traveled to Baltimore, Maryland for the Join Math Meetings, the largest mathematics conference in the world. At the meeting, five faculty members presented and four students gave poster presentations on research they had been working on. The faculty presenters were Alex McAllister, H.

By |2019-03-11T14:15:00+00:00March 11th, 2019|CentreTerm, Commencement, Education, Mathematics, News, Research|

Kelsey Sutton ’19 gains hands-on experience for Teach Kentucky program

As Kelsey Sutton ’19 (Brandenburg, Kentucky) prepares to be a part of the Teach Kentucky 2019 cohort from Centre College, she is gaining valuable experience as a student teacher in a math classroom at Boyle County High School. Sutton said the biggest aspect of her internship is gaining practical teaching experience in a high school

By |2019-03-07T16:56:52+00:00March 7th, 2019|Careers, Education, Internships, Mathematics, News|

Cryptography course combines math, history during CentreTerm

During CentreTerm, a three-week January term that gives students the opportunity to explore unique topics and faraway places through immersive courses, Ellen Swanson, assistant professor of mathematics, taught the course Breaking the Code. First-year students discussed the techniques of encrypting and decrypting secret messages throughout the years, mainly focusing on the World Wars. Students

By |2019-02-13T18:58:32+00:00February 13th, 2019|CentreTerm, Mathematics, News|

Students share CentreTerm projects during exhibition

Approximately 152 Centre College students recently displayed and presented work they completed during CentreTerm with nearly 115 exhibits, giving insight into the unique topics students have the opportunity to explore during the three-week January term. “The CentreTerm Exhibition is an event on the last day of the term when students can showcase the projects they

Centre professors Joel Kilty and Alex McAllister publish math book

Centre College professors Joel Kilty, Elizabeth Mollody Dowling Associate Professor of Mathematics, and Alex McAllister, H.W. Stodghill, Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill Professor of Mathematics, recently published a book titled, “Mathematical Modeling and Applied Calculus.” “Our book provides an overview of the ideas of modeling real life situations with mathematical functions and then how to

By |2019-01-23T13:49:54+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Mathematics, News|

Cate Heine ’18 aims to better lives through mathematical research while pursuing Ph.D. at MIT

Centre College graduate and Brown Scholar Cate Heine ‘18 has taken her education from Danville, Kentucky, to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Social and Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Heine was one of four applicants to the social engineering systems doctoral program selected as a Michael Hammer

By |2019-04-02T18:28:22+00:00November 26th, 2018|Data Science, Engineering, Mathematics, News|

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 |2019-03-15T16:24:28+00:00February 16th, 2018|Data Science, 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 |2019-04-02T18:30:32+00:00September 15th, 2017|Engineering, Mathematics, News, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religion, Studio Art|
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