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Putnam Team in Top 10% for Second Consecutive Year

Wed, 2012-04-04 14:29 | By Anonymous (not verified)

The Grinnell College Putnam team placed in the top 10% of all participating institutions for the second consecutive year. As reported by the Putnam committee:

"A total of 4440 students from 572 colleges and universities in Canada and the United States participated in the Competition. There were teams from more than 460 institutions"

Department with Strong Showing at JMM

Tue, 2012-02-28 09:08 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Department with Strong Showing at JMM  Seven faculty members and two students represented the Grinnell Mathematics and Statistics Department at this year's Joint Mathematics Meeting in Boston, January 4-7, 2012. The Joint Mathematics Meeting is an annual meeting of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). It is the "Largest annual mathematics meeting in the world" and had over 7000 attendees this year.  Alice Nadeau '13 and Bingxi Wu '13 presented the poster Multiplicative Partitions during the MAA Undergraduate Poster Session.

MAP 2011: 14 Students and 6 Faculty Conduct Summer Research

Tue, 2011-08-23 09:54 | By Anonymous (not verified)

The Mathematics and Statistics Department had a very active summer research program under the College's Mentored Advanced Projects. Six faculty offered seven projects which involved fourteen students.

Professor Marc Chamberland worked with three MAP students during the summer of 2011: Colin Johnson ‘13, Alice Nadeau ‘13, and Bingxi Wu ‘13. Their project was to understand the structure of multiplicative partitions.

Math and Statistics Faculty Attend Conferences Around the Globe

Tue, 2011-08-23 04:12 | By Anonymous (not verified)

The scholarly activity of the mathematics and statistics faculty was showcased at numerous conferences over the summer.

Kuiper Speaks on Teaching Undergraduate Statistics

May 2011: At the United States Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS) in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, Shonda Kuiper presented a poster with Dennis Pearl (Ohio State University) Robert Carver ‎(Stonehill College), Lesser, Larry ‎(University of Texas El Paso), Michael Posner (Villanova) and Amitra Wall (Buffalo State College) on the educational benefits of incorporating fun into the classroom.

Hankel Transforms of Linear Combinations of Catalan Numbers

Fri, 2011-04-29 15:43 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Professor Christopher French cowrote an article, "Hankel Transforms of Linear Combinations of Catalan Numbers" with math majors Michael Dougherty, Benjamin Saderholm, and Wenyang Qian, all math majors in the class of 2012. The article appeared on April 20 in the Journal of Integer Sequences, Vol. 14 (2011), Article 11.5.1. In this paper, the authors consider the result of applying a certain operation called the Hankel Transform to certain sequences of numbers obtained in a natural way from the famous Catalan number sequence.

Grinnell Putnam Team in Top 10%

Wed, 2011-04-06 10:41 | By Anonymous (not verified)

The Grinnell College Putnam team placed 46th out of 546 teams from across the U.S. and Canada. The annual exam took place in December with 16 Grinnell students among the 4296 students who took the exam. Grinnell College had four students score at least a 20: