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The Peer Connections Pre-Orientation Program helps historically under-represented students get a sneak peek of life on campus.
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Two Grinnellians offer summer art and science options to engage kids’ minds.
Alum interprets scientific concepts through dance.
Underrepresented students interested in teaching tomorrows’ college students earn mentoring from second-year to tenure.
A redesigned computer science course brings alums and students together for a real-world experience.
Community members’ voices sound out through students’ advanced projects: research, theatre, and dance.
Over winter break, several members of the department attended the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Baltimore, the largest annual gathering of mathematicians and statisticians in the world. Chris Hellmann ('16) and Brennan Langenbach ('16) presented a poster entitled "Symplectic Transformations as R-Lagrangian Subspaces" based on MAP research from the previous summer. David Brown ('14) also presented a poster entitled "Enumeration and Projection Dependence of 1-Singular Knots" from his summer research at James Madison University.
We are living in a Golden Age for astronomy, and Grinnell College offers its students a range of opportunities to experience the excitement of direct involvement in astronomical observation and investigation. The unusually sophisticated instrumentation at Grinnell's observatory supports activities ranging from casual visual observing to active astronomical research and allows students to do projects that are connected to topics of current interest, such as the expansion of the universe and the behavior of pulsars.