Congratulations to Professor Pamela Harris, who has received the 2018 Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award from the Williams College Davis Center!“This award recognizes an outstanding staff, faculty, or community mentor who has made significant contributions to student success and development. Such a mentor goes above and beyond on behalf of their mentee to ensure their
Professor Allison Pacelli wrote a guest post on the blog mathbabe.org all about the summer calculus camp PZ Math. Check it out here!
Professor Mohamed Omar, who will be visiting Williams from Harvey Mudd College this week, was just featured in an article in Forbes! Check it out to read all about his fantastic work to increase diversity in math enrichment programs. And be sure to come see his faculty seminar on Friday!
A student recently shared the following: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk6wbvNPZW0&feature=youtu.be This includes some work I did with a student, David Montague, a few years back in SMALL. The animation is terrific; my favorite example is our proof of the irrationality of sqrt(5) (starts at 9 minutes). The paper is here: Rational irrational proofs (with David Montague), Mathematics Magazine (85
Happy Pi Day, everyone!! Check out this article on Mother Jones by Professor Colin Adams and Professor Tom Garrity, where they seek to answer: “What Is the Greatest Number of All Time?”
Check out this post by Professor Brianna Heggeseth, along with Leslie Myint and Brittney Bailey, for the for the ASA Statistics Education Section! From Professor Heggeseth: “The goal of the blog post is to start a nation-wide conversation among statistics educators about the best practices for creating inclusive classroom climates.”
The Williams chapter of the AWM is launching their “major declaring lunch”! They will pair up participating sophomores (or first-years) and junior/senior math majors based on your interests and requests. There is minimal commitment — just a one-time lunch where you get to learn a little bit about each other and share your experience in
Happy International Women’s Day! Check out this video called “Faces of Women in Mathematics”, featuring our very own Professor Pamela Harris! The video has 146 clips featuring 243 women mathematicians from 36 different countries and speaking 31 different languages.
Our very own Professor Dick De Veaux will be appearing in the next episode of NOVA, “Prediction By The Numbers” on Wednesday, Feb. 28th, 9p.m. on PBS. Be sure to tune in! Check out a preview here.
Applications to become a Clare Booth Luce Scholar are now open, and are due on Friday, February 19! To submit an application, please visit this page. We will be holding an information session for students who might want to apply, Thursday February 15th at 6pm in TBL 211. There will be pizza and ice cream!