Math Events

Below are the planned events for the current semester. Some of our past events can be found here

Taylor Series Events (Fall 2017)

Taylor Series is a colloquium series focused on careers, internships, and research for students in mathematics & the sciences. The events for this semester are listed below. For more information about the Taylor Series, please contact Professor Jennifer Nordstrom (jfirkins@linfield.edu).

1) Opportunities in Math, Science, and Computer Science
Thursday, September 7 from 4:15-5:15pm in Taylor 201

Please join us for the first Taylor Series Presentation of the year with an informal presentation and discussion of various opportunities for students. Some of these opportunities include summer programs, learning communities, contests, clubs, and undergraduate research.

2) Have You Thought About Graduate School? Advice from Alumni and Faculty
Thursday, October 5 from 4:15-5:15pm in Taylor 201

This month's Taylor Series will provide information about graduate school in Math, Science, Computer Science, and related disciplines. Why should I think about going to graduate school? What should a Freshman/ Sophomore/ Junior/ Senior be doing to prepare for graduate school? Who should be thinking about going to graduate school? How do I find the right program for me? What is graduate school all about? Should I get a Master's or a Ph.D.? Alumni and Faculty will be available to answer your questions about graduate school.

3) Internship Open House for Math, Science, and Computer Science Students
Thursday, November 9 from 4:15-5:15pm in Taylor 201

The Office for Career Development will be hosting a drop-in open house with information about internships and employment for math, science, and computer science students. Learn about internship and employment opportunities and sign up for lunch meetings with possible employers.

 

Math Club Events (Fall 2017)

The Math Club is a student run club that features a variety of mathematical events for students. The events for this semester are listed below (expect more to show up as we make plans). The math club is currently being run by students Troy Taylor, Carmen Hoffbeck, and Morgan Chamberlain. Professor Christian Millichap is the faculty advisor. If you are interested in being added to the math club email list or finding out more about math club events, please contact Troy Taylor (ttaylor2@linfield.edu).

1) Math Study Night
Tuesday, September 26 at 5:00pm in Taylor 106
Come study and tackle homework with fellow math students in a variety of classes! Snacks will be provided. Feel free to come talk to upperclassmen about being a math major if you're interested as well. 

2) Math talk by Professor Bricher 
Thursday, October 26 from 4:15-5:15pm in Taylor 201

Title: Modeling the disappearance of Neanderthals using principles of mathematical biology
Abstract: In this talk, we discuss mathematical modeling within the context of the philosophy of applied mathematics. As an illustration, we discuss the disappearance of Neanderthals (NEA), who were the only hominids living in Europe until about 44,000 yeas ago, when Anatomically Modern Humans (AMH) arrived. Within 5,000 years of AMH’s arrival, NEA disappeared. Current hypotheses regarding the disappearance of NEA in Europe fall into two main categories: climate adaptability or competitive exclusion.  We propose a system of nonlinear differential equations that model population dynamics of NEA and AMH, their ecological relations to prey species, their mutual interactions, and accommodates each of the two main categories.