Articles by Satyan Devadoss
The teaching of my first tutorial at Williams occurred in Spring 2012, on phylogenetics, the study of evolutionary trees. As with most tutorials, I had ten students in my class, grouped in pairs, where their strengths included pure mathematics, biology, art, and computer science. My tutorial was structured in two parts: the first six weeks of
In what way is mathematics dangerous? This past year, the Williams College Gaudino program has been looking at the idea of danger. Hence my question, in what way is mathematics dangerous? Maybe there is emotional danger, as the media mocks the typical math professor as nerdy and dorky. (These allegations have never been officially proven.)
The SMALL 2011 research program is underway at Williams College. Stop by and check out the work being done by our students and professors!
NASA offers fall and spring semester paid internships for undergraduate and graduate students. Internships are in a variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines as well as business and finance. The deadline for fall semester internship applications was recently extended to May 31st. Interested students can apply at: http://intern.nasa.gov
Professor Frank Morgan is headed on a whirlwind tour of Asia and Mathematics. Find out all the information here. Recently, he appeared on television there as well, showing his lectures in mathematics: <http://www.trt.vn/Tint%E1%BB%A9cS%E1%BB%B1ki%E1%BB%87n/tabid/57/itemid/5542/categoryId/3/type/1/Default.aspx>
The SPUYTEN DUYVIL conference takes place at St. Francis College, in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday April 24, 2010. The primary purpose of the conference is to give undergraduates the opportunity to discuss mathematics with their peers. We invite the submission of an abstract for a presentation or a poster. The deadline for abstract submission is March 5, 2010.
The University of Nebraska is offering an REU summer undergraduate research in applied mathematics. A complete listing of faculty mentors and research project descriptions can be found at their website. Students can also find information about program benefits including a competitive stipend, room and board, travel expenses and more.
Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science at Boston University are programs serving 125 Boston and Chelsea Public High School Students by providing academic instruction, tutoring, social enrichment and personal support. Students participate in both a six-week summer residential program and an after school component. For more information on the programs, go here. There is
Paid Summer 2011 Undergrad Research Placements: Over 400 programs – REU and Other Summer Research Opportunities for Undergrads at http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Summerresearch.asp For NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships, see http://intern.nasa.gov