Interview with Julie Blackwood

by John Herrera ’17 How did you get interested in applying mathematics to ecology? When I was applying for college, I had to apply to a major before I went to college. I was looking through the majors, and I saw applied math, and I thought, “Not bad. Continue reading »

Nebraska Conference for Women

by Sarah Fleming Over Dead Week, Nina Pande and I attended the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. We had a wonderful experience, and we are grateful to the Clare Boothe Luce Program and the Math Department for providing us with the… Continue reading »

Interview of Leo Goldmakher on Grad Student Blog

Stephen Ai ’18 interview of Professor Goldmakher on AMS Graduate Student Blog: Goldmakher tells Ai about the importance of creativity and ownership in mathematics. How did you get interested in mathematics?  When I was in 7th grade, in Boston, I enrolled in an experimental program called The Math Circle,… Continue reading »

Interview with Janice Lee ’17

by John Herrera Lee, a junior math major at Williams College, engages in problem solving activities. How did you get interested in mathematics? I took a lot of math courses growing up. There was a positive feedback loop in the classes that I have taken. Taking… Continue reading »

Interview with Bernhard Klingenberg

By Nam Nguyen ’19 Klingenberg (right) tells Nguyen about his recently published textbook, “Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data.” When did you discover your passion for mathematics? I was really bad at math in middle school. In 11… Continue reading »

Interview with Alejandro Sarria

by David Ariyibi ’19 Sarria explains to Ariyibi his goal of finding a mathematical link to the physical properties of pressure in fluids. What’s your favorite part of math? I work in nonlinear partial differential equations, and the main… Continue reading »

Mountain Day 2015

At 5:55 am this morning Williams College President Adam Falk canceled all classes and called us into the mountains, led by Scott Lewis, Mia Smith, and our beloved choral groups.                          … Continue reading »

WIMIN Conference at Smith

Post by Sarah Fleming ’17 and Nina Pande ’17 Last Saturday, we attended WIMIN15, a conference sponsored by the Center for Women in Mathematics at Smith College. We heard two invited speakers, Linda Chen of Swarthmore College and Mariel Vazquez of University of California at Davis. Chen… Continue reading »

The Inferiorities of Mac Mail

smart phone When I got my new MacBook Air, I had to switch from my old email client, Eudora, to MacMail, which seemed like the best alternative. I often work offline, especially when traveling, because the internet can be expensive and often unavailable, so I need some… Continue reading »

Devadoss Wins National Teaching Award

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., August 12, 2015—Satyan Devadoss, professor of mathematics at Williams College, has been awarded the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics, presented annually by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). He will receive the award at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Seattle in… Continue reading »