Mathematics

Emily Crossette '15 helps campers decorate rain barrels.

August 6, 2013

Students Teach Grade-Schoolers about Science and Technology

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Lafayette’s Society of Environmental Engineers and Scientists hosted its annual STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Camp on the last weekend in July. During the three-day workshop, more than 50 fourth- to sixth-graders from throughout the Lehigh Valley learned through interactive, hands-on activities led by Lafayette students and faculty. View more images from the STEM [...]

Chester John J. Salwach (l-r), associate professor of mathematics; Thomas H. Bruggink, professor of economics; Anthony D. Novaco, Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Physics; and James E. Lennertz, associate professor of government and law, have been elected to emeritus status.

May 22, 2013

Retiring Faculty Elected to Emeritus Status

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Retiring faculty members Thomas H. Bruggink, professor of economics; James E. Lennertz, associate professor of government and law; Anthony D. Novaco, Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Physics; and Chester John J. Salwach, associate professor of mathematics, have been elected to emeritus status and will be recognized at the 178th Commencement May 24. Read testamonials written [...]

Skillman Library

May 9, 2013

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 85 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation May 5 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 42 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

Inku Subedi ’05 shares a laugh with faculty.

May 7, 2013

Alumni Work with Faculty and Students Through New Partnership

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In early April Lafayette alumni returned to campus to speak with students, but in a new way.  Through the Faculty/Alumni Partnership, alumni in the fields of English, mathematics, international affairs, and anthropology & sociology came back for a day in classes, networking with and providing career advice for students, and catching up with faculty and [...]

Putnam Exam

April 15, 2013

Lafayette Places in Top 10 Percent in National Putnam Math Competition

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Lafayette’s three-student team finished in the top 10 percent of schools participating nationally in the 2012-13 William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition. The College placed 37th of 578 teams. Harvard, MIT, UCLA, Stony Brook, and Carnegie Mellon were this year’s top finishers. This is now the 11th year of the last 13 that a Lafayette team [...]

Sarah Hardy '14 and Professor Art Kney in Acopian Engineering Center

March 31, 2013

19 Students Invited to Present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

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Nineteen students have been invited to present their research at the 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 11-13 at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. NCUR is the largest conference of its kind in the country with approximately 2,000 undergraduates from more than 250 colleges and universities in attendance. This is Lafayette’s 26th year of [...]

Professor Qin Lu works with Linh Nguyen '14 on finance research.

January 8, 2013

Professor Qin Lu Fascinated by Beauty and Usefulness of Mathematics

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Helping students appreciate her field’s beauty and practical applications is one of the most rewarding aspects of teaching at Lafayette for Qin Lu, associate professor of mathematics. She often includes students in her research. Mentoring them outside the classroom not only enhances their skills, she says, it keeps her on her toes as an educator. [...]

Viktorija Gecyte ’08 performs at the Lafayette Bar.

November 30, 2012

All That Jazz: Viktorija Gecyte ’08 Performs in U.S. and France

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 Viktorija Gecyte ’08 is filling the already filled-to-the-gills Lafayette Bar with a dusky, roomy, easy voice that seems to come from nowhere and go everywhere. Supported by a supple trio of bass, drums and piano, she sails through the slipstream of “That Old Black Magic,” “That Old Devil Moon,” and other [...]

Rose Willey '14

October 12, 2012

Spotted on Campus With…Rose Willey ’14

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Cross country runner Rose Willey ’14 (Brookfield, Conn.) discusses traveling to Turkey, her interest in art history, and finding connections between math and economics. What do you enjoy about your major? I am double majoring in mathematics and economics so it’s interesting to see how the two subjects are interrelated.  I also feel like the [...]

Dorde Rakic ’15 and Gary Gordon

October 4, 2012

Professor Gary Gordon and Dorde Rakic ’15 Explore How Social Media Affects People’s Choices

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In the world of Facebook and Twitter, rumors fly quickly.  Gary Gordon, professor and associate head of mathematics, and Dorde Rakic ’15 (Belgrade, Serbia) are delving into social media to learn how rumors affect people and influence their behavior. “Think of people on Facebook, with two people connected if they are friends.  How quickly does [...]