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.
The scholarly activity of the mathematics and statistics faculty was showcased at numerous conferences over the summer.
Mairead O’Grady ’10
Where in the world were Grinnell faculty and students this summer?
China, Korea, France,Italy, Poland, Namibia,Romania, to name a few sites of international scholarly activity.
Jin Feng, associate professor of Chinese, spent eight weeks in China, where she interviewed web publishers for her research project on web-based popular Chinese literature.
Emily Bergl ’97 may be Hollywood’s most famous Grinnellian actor of her generation. Perhaps best known as Annie O’Donnell in the television show Men in Trees, Beth Young in Desperate Housewives, and Tammy Bryant in the drama series Southland, she’s also acted in movies and on stage and made guest appearances on many popular TV series.
A myth in the outside world is that “nothing happens on campus in the summer.” So to dispel that myth, we’ve shown below a nominal sampling of scholarly activity taking place during the lazy, hazy days in Grinnell.
All Over the Campus: MAPs
From Noyce to Burling, Steiner to Mears, Mentored Advanced Projects are all over the campus map this summer. Here are a few examples of the works in progress that incorporate student learning with faculty development and scholarship: