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    Ann Cannon wins prestigious statistics education award!

    Ann Cannon was named the 2017 Mu Sigma Rho William D. Warde Statistics Education Award winner. She earns this latest honor from her excellence in classroom teaching in the statistics discipline and a lifetime devotion to statistics education. Congratulations Ann!  Learn more

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    Dr. S publishes article on blood clotting

    Dr. S is part of a team of researchers that published the article "Elevated hematocrit enhances platelet accumulation following vascular injury" in the journal Blood. The paper looks at how the fraction of red blood cells in blood affects how it clots in response to vascular injuries through in vivo, in vitro and in silico experiments. The team consists of scientists from 5 different institutions and includes mathematicians, physicists, engineers and medical researchers.  Discover more about his research.

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    Congrats to Julia and Megan for winning the Cornell Math Club's puzzle hunt!

    Julia Thome ('18) and Megan Pope ('20) won the 2017 Cornell Math Club puzzle hunt. This year the hunt was titled The Mystery of the Missing Mathematical Moose Picture and took students through 3 stages of puzzles to find Cornell T. Moose's missing picture.  See more information on Cornell College Math Club events.

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    Dr. S presents work on modeling youth archery at the largest math conference in the world

    Dr. Skorczewski presented at the 2017 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta January 6. He presented a talk on his work modeling learning in youth archery as a way to introduce students to applied mathematics and data science.  Contact Dr. S to work on this project or similar projects.

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    Drew Klocke presents his work with Dr. S at the 2016 Midwest Sports Analytics Meeting.

    Drew Klocke '18 presented a poster of his research with Dr. Skorczewski that describes how the sizes of NCAA division I basketball conferences are related to discrepancies in various ranking schemes. Drew's project began as a project in MAT 221 Linear Algebra, and after presenting it at the meetings he was exchanging contact information with a writer for ESPN The Magazine!  You can read more about his experience on the Cornell College news page.

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    Jordan Wolfe presents research at the 2016 Midwest Sports Analytics Meeting

    Jordan Wolfe '17 presented his research on "A new way to measure competitive balance across sports leagues" at the 2016 Midwest Sports Analytics Meetings in Pella , IA. Jordan's work is joint with Jake Lehman '16, Brian Cristion '17, and Dr. Skorczewski.  To learn more about sports analytics research at Cornell contact Dr. Skorczewski.

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    3 Cornell students recognized in MAA Math Horizons

    Cornell students Sam Cieszynski, Nate Dwyer, and Collin Smith were recognized in the November 2016 edition of the MAA Math Horizons publication. The group submit a correct solution to a question posed about a certain type of sequence. They were 1 of only 11 such submissions. Congrats guys!  For more information about working on Math Horizons problems contact Dr. Skorczewski

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    Alum returns to speak on matroids

    Evan Eakins '07 came back to Cornell October 19 and gave a talk titled 'When Greed is Optimal.' The talk introduced the topic of matroids and highlighted some connections between matroids, graph theory, and greedy algorithms. He later stuck around and chatted with students interested in attending graduate school in mathematics.  For more information on capstones in Matroids, Graph Theory, or Algorithms contact Dr. S or Dr. Freeman

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    AMS Fellow Louis Kauffman speaks at Cornell

    AMS Fellow Dr. Louis Kauffman came to Cornell to visit the Algebear September 8-9. While visiting Dr. Kauffman also gave a talk on Knot Theory to a packed room full of Cornell students and faculty introducing the concepts of linking numbers and knot coloring. Later in his visit Dr. Kauffman sat in on Dr. Freeman's FYS course "Counting to Infinity in 18 Days."  For more information on a capstone in Knot Theory contact Dr. Freeman

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    Three math students perform summer research in Cellular Automata

    Sam Cieszynski, Nate Dwyer, and Collin Smith performed research projects this summer as part of the Cornell Summer Research Institute mentored by Mathematics faculty Steve Bean, Jim Freeman, and Tyler Skorczewski. The theme of the summer research was Cellular Automata (CA). Sam developed a CA model of forest fires, Collin used CA to compose music algorithmically, and Nate developed a CA that can be used to study computability.  Learn more

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    2015-16 Edition of the Tangent Plane is out!

    The 2015-16 edition of Then Tangent Plane has been compiled. Topics range from the historical feud of the Bernoulli mathematical family, to modeling tumors, to statistical analyses of archery tournaments. You can read about these projects in the Moose Lounge. Revising a class project for submission in The Tangent Plane may earn culture points. For more information on The Tangent Plane contact Dr. S.

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    Dr. S gives talk at middle school career fair

    Dr. S gave a talk at Excelsior Middle School in Marion, IA, May 11, 2016. The students heard about various things math professors can study like suction feeding fish, blood clotting and toilet paper softness. Extra props to Dr. S for wearing academic attire!

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    Laura Wetzel named 2015-2016 Problem of the Block Champion

    Senior Mathematics and Physics major Laura Wetzel has been named the 2015-2016 Problem of the Block Champion. The contest was very close this year with the margin of victory coming down to bonus points earned from winning individual block problems. Congrats Laura! To learn more about the Problem of the Block, visit the Problem of the Block page.  Problem of the Block

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    Cornell students only team in Iowa to solve cryptography problem!

    The team of Nate Dwyer, Dillon Pape, and Eric Andow were the only team from Iowa to crack a code in the 2016 Kryptos competition. Kryptos is a 4 day international cryptanalysis competition hosted by Central Washington University. This year the competition featured teams from all over the US, Europe, and Indonesia. Great job guys! For more information about Kryptos visit the competition page below.  Kryptos

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    Cornell College again tops among all liberal arts colleges at Iowa Collegiate Mathematics Competition

    Cornell College teams placed 2nd and 3rd overall at the 2016 Iowa Collegiate Mathematics Competition and tops among all liberal arts colleges. The team of Collin Smith, Nate Dwyer and Ngoc Nguyen missed claiming the championship by a single point! The competition is sponsored by the Iowa section of the MAA. Next year's contest will be held at UNI in Cedar Falls. For more information about competing contact Dr. Bean at sbean(at)cornellcollege.edu.

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    Cornell Students and Faculty introduce area kids to STEM

    Cornell students and faculty from Math, CS and Physics hosted a booth at the 2016 Cedar Rapids STEM Festival held at the Cedar Rapids Public Library. Cornell students Lainey Drevlow, Orgho Neogi, Julia Thome and Ngoc Nguyen along with Math faculty Tyler Skorczewski and Jim Freeman, Physics faculty Kara Beauchamp, CS faculty Ross Sowell and science librarian Amy Gullen introduced students to STEM topics such as electricity, magnetism, drones, origami and mathematical puzzles. Students earn credit for participating in outreach programs like this one as part of the Department of Mathematics & Statistics culture points program. For more information about the culture points program follow the link below.  Culture Points Program

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    Josh Lee studies suction feeding at CSRI

    Josh Lee worked with Dr. S during the 2015 Cornell Summer Research Institute (CSRI) studying the mathematics of suction feeding fish. In particular, Josh used an immersed boundary approach to investigate the fluid flows suction feeding fish create to lift limpet prey off the bottom of the sea floor. Josh is planning on pursuing advanced engineering work at the University of Arizona.

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    Dr. S goes talkabout ...

    Dr. S gave three talks around the country this summer. His first talk in May at the University of Iowa Mathematical Biology seminar concerned mathematical modeling and computational approaches to study suction feeding fish. A few weeks later he presented in Salt Lake City, Utah at the NSF Computational Biofluids in Physiology conference. His poster was about models of platelet aggregation. Finally in August he presented at the MAA Mathfest centennial celebration on measuring competitive balance across sports leagues. For more information on these projects, including student opportunities, contact Dr. S at tskorczewski(at)cornellcollege.edu.

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    Cornell T Moose is now on Facebook

    Like Cornell T Moose on Facebook to find out all the happenings in the Moose Lounge, the latest Problem of the Block, or to hear random Moose thoughts.  Like us on Facebook

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    Brian Diaz presents at Iowa MAA section meeting

    Brian Diaz ('18) presented at the Iowa section meeting of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). In his talk titled "An Elementary Solution to a Problem of Ramanujan's Interest," Brian spoke about his original research that not only confirmed Ramanujan's previous results without resorting to advanced mathematics, but also extended the problem to show results for a new parameterization.

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    Linear Algebra class presents posters on Orange Carpet

    Dr. Skorczewski's Linear Algebra class presented posters on Cornell's famed Orange Carpet at the end of block 1. Projects involved applications of linear algebra and included such topic as TV rankings, traffic flow, image compression, iterated prisoner's dilemma, Lorentz transformations, and blackjack.

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    Skorczewski named 2014-15 Robert F. Witte Project NExT Fellow of the MAA

    Assistant Professor Tyler Skorczewski is the 2014-15 Robert F. Witte Project NExT Fellow of the MAA. This fellowship is aimed at providing a new applied mathematics faculty member a set of resources to enhance their teaching, research and service to the mathematics community.