During the summer, Jenny Weber ’07 and I worked with Professor Karla Erickson on a project initially called "Laboring at the End of Life." At first, we had proposed a joint paper on formal and informal caregivers to those who are dying. In the midst of our separate literature reviews and research, however, the three of us parted ways somewhat.
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"
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.