Math and Computer Science News

  • Weaving Together Geometry and Biology: Hyperbolic Planes in the Natural World
    A Close-Knit Community

    Faculty, staff, and STEM majors crocheted together virtually all year, culminating in an on-campus exhibit and a new student organization.

  • Anna Krolikowski ’20 studied abroad in London during the fall of her sophomore year.
    Computers and Creativity

    Anna Krolikowski ’20 sees creativity and story as the common denominators of her English and computer science majors.

  • Ocean research
    Of Whales in Research

    Physics major Hayden Smith ’20 is studying ocean engineering in hopes of pursuing a career in renewable energy.

  • Sarah Friday ’20 and Lord Chair and Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Fumiko Futamura in SCOPE 2019
    Generating Art

    Sarah Friday ’20 has published original research on art generated by artificial intelligence while double majoring in the seemingly disparate fields of art and computer science.

    Math/CS Lecture Series goes Virtual

    The regularly occurring 403 lectures hosted by the Mathematics and Computer Science department found new life online during COVID-19.

  • Mike May ’20
    With Energy to Spare

    Recent physics graduate Mike May ’20 demonstrates how taking risks by learning outside your major is crucial to becoming a leader in innovation.

  • Southwestern University
    Changing Course

    Five transfer students explain why—and how—they made the switch to Southwestern.

  • When viewed through an electron microscope, the spikes that adorn the outer surface of a coronavirus suggest the appearance of a corona, or crown. A novel coronavirus, named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
    Scholarly Perspectives on COVID-19, Part 2: Forecasting a Pandemic

    Therese Shelton, associate professor of mathematics, discusses the process, value, and difficulty of modeling a pandemic like COVID-19.

  • Ben and Michael Patterson ’17
    “The Best of Both Worlds”

    For student–athletes Ben Patterson ’17 and Michael Patterson ’17, the Southwestern Experience included a foray into entrepreneurship.

  • Daniela Beckelhymer (left) and Sara Boyd (right) at the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity of Computing.
    Outstanding Math and Computer Science Students Recognized

    Students Sara Boyd, Daniela Beckelhymer, Mercedes Gonzalez, and Hannah Freeman were honored at the recent Honors Convocation.