Stories about "Mathematics"
Associate Professor of Mathematics Adriana Salerno teaching her first-year seminar FYS446 "The Communication Equation: A Mathematical Media Tour" in Pettengill 127.Mathematics is everywhere in the news these days, from basic statistics to more sophisticated uses to describe economics, science, and mathematical breakthroughs. Too often we accept numbers and data as the truth, without giving them a second thought. It is therefore important to develop critical reading skills. As creators of information, it also is important to learn to use mathematics and data to support arguments and undertake true scientific reporting. In this course students read breaking news articles and longer features to learn effective uses of mathematics in journalism. They put these best practices to use by writing articles, blogs, and radio pieces. Additional topics may include mathematics in other media such as fiction writing, television, movies, and art. The students discussed "Arcadia," a 1993 play by Tom Stoppard concerning the relationship between past and present, order and disorder, certainty and uncertainty."
‘Very professional, very prepared, very bright’: Bates math students take on real-world projects

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:15 am

Local schools and a regional mental health agency benefited from student work in a new math course created by Adriana Salerno.

Meredith Greer's upper-level "Advanced Topics in Biomathematics" today at 1:10-2:30pm in Hathorn 207.Mathematics students in the class:Sam Findlen-Golden '20, math majorEl Khansaa Kaddioui '20, math and economics double majorIn front fow with hat and black vest speaking with Meredith.They are reviewing simplest compartmental model of diseases spread. Differential equations describe how disease moves. They are learning the details of that model so they know the groundwork and can then tackle more complicated models.Three students together in the back, from left:Gabe Nelson '20, South Burlington, Vt.Adena Bernot '20, Old Westbury, N.Y.Josie Blanchon '20, Wash D>C>Front row, classroom right:Luca Polar '20, BudapestJason Canaday '20Two women togetherHelen Daigle '20 in lilacCasey Snow '20, stripesRear, classroom rightXuChong Show '20 Shanghai, ChinaKatie Leeke '20, Minnetonka, Minn.
Video: Sam Findlen-Golden ’20 and the unexpected joy of mathematics

Friday, February 28, 2020 11:09 am

"Math manages to work its way into a lot of places that I didn't expect," says Findlen-Golden. "It can be math in the perspective of music or through the perspective of history and education, which is a lot of what I've done here outside of academics."

Bates STEM faculty offer insights to students about coronavirus outbreak

Thursday, February 6, 2020 11:38 am

From perspectives of mathematics and microbiology, Bates professors guide students to better understanding of this winter's novel coronavirus.

Look What We Found: Meredith Greer’s plush microbes

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 4:20 pm

Learn about Meredith Greer's assortment of oversized plush microbes that reflect her research interest in mathematical modeling of infectious diseases.

Look What We Found: Chip Ross’ colorful 1990s fractal poster

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 4:51 pm

Bates mathematician Chip Ross won't toss a 20-year old coloring project. “This was a labor of love for me. I put my heart and soul into it.”

Bates welcomes new faculty: Henry Boateng, mathematics

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 10:36 am

Bates College mathematician Henry Boateng is a computational scientist who designs algorithms that dramatically speed up computer simulations.

Fellowships enable Bates trio to sample academe, graduate-style

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 4:11 pm

Three Bates College students formed the largest contingent from a single institution to receive 2014 undergraduate fellowships from the Creating Connections Consortium.

Keys to effective thinking on tap in Sampson Lecture

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 2:42 pm

Michael Starbird, a mathematician who has given hundreds of lectures and dozens of workshops on effective teaching and effective thinking, offers a lecture on effective thinking on Oct. 30.

Bates welcomes new faculty: Katharine Ott, mathematics

Thursday, October 16, 2014 3:00 pm

New at Bates as an assistant professor of mathematics, Katharine Ott is eager to contribute to Bates' strong track record in bringing more women into math.

Microsoft’s Susan Dumais ’75 is a big reason why, computer-wise, you find what you seek

Thursday, May 1, 2014 11:58 am

Dumais' contributions have touched how we find, use and make sense of information from our computers and the Internet.

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