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Math Events

Below are the planned events for the current semester. View some of our past events here.

Taylor Series Events (Spring 2018)

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) Math Modeling and Math Research
Thursday, March 8th from 4:15-5:15 PM 

Taylor 106
 More details coming soon!

2) Alumni and Career Panel 
Thursday, April 5th from 4:15-5:15 PM

Taylor 106
More details coming soon!

3) Senior Panel (advice from 2018 majors)
Thursday, May 3rd from 4:15-5:15 PM

Taylor 106
More details coming soon!

Math Club Events (Spring 2018)

The Math Club is a student run club that features a variety of mathematical events for students. 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 Nights
The math club plans to hold monthly study nights this semester. 
First study night: Tuesday, February 27th from 6-8 PM in Taylor 106.

PLACE Related Events (Spring 2018)

Professor Millichap is organizing the following PLACE events that connect mathematics with the current PLACE theme of ``The Digital Citizen.'' For more information on these events, feel free to contact Professor Millichap (cmillich@linfield.edu). 

1) Mathematics and career related talk given by Dr. Michael Johnson
Thursday, February 22 from 5:00-6:00 PM in Riley 201

Title: Data Driven Decision Making
Abstract: The presentation will begin with a brief summary of the career of a math major to provide just one example of how a professional career can span an array of jobs with a diverse set of duties and responsibilities. Some tasks, projects, and positions are fairly predictable for one with a math or statistics background to include conducting analyses, creating mathematical models, implementing predictive models and constructing computer simulations.  However, there are many challenges that are not as predictable; projects that require a certain amount of creativity and flexibility to combine various techniques in order to obtain the desired results.  Examples of both “expected” and “unexpected” projects will be discussed. Additionally, we’ll share some lessons learned from perspective of the job seeker as well as the one doing the hiring and highlight some highly desirable characteristics that go beyond the skill set you’ve developed as an undergrad in science, technology, engineering or math.

2) Pizza and Politics: Encryption, Privacy, and National Security - The case of Apple VS FBI
Tuesday, May 8 from 5:30-6:30 PM in Riley 201

Regional Events (Spring 2018)

1) Oregon Academy of Science Conference
Saturday, March 3 at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon

2) MAA Pacific Northwest Section Meeting
Saturday-Sunday, April 21-22 at Seattle University