Math & CS

  • Professional Science Masters Program

    September 30, 2011

    Professor Laura Fielden from Truman’s Biology Department will be conducting an informational session and mathematical biology colloquium on the Professional Science Masters program in Bioinformatics that Truman will begin offering in Fall 2012. The session will be held in VH1224 on Thursday, October 6 at 3:30 p.m.

  • Bughouse chess

    Several Math and CS students and faculty play bughouse chess in VH2225 (the green study room outside Dr. Erickson’s VH2238 office) each Friday afternoon at 3:30pm. Skill is not really required. If you are interested, show up any time or contact Dr. Erickson <> or Libby Oliver <>if you have questions.

  • MAA Meeting

    September 26, 2011

    Mathematical Association of America will be meeting this Tuesday 9/27 at 4:30 in VH1200. All majors are welcome! We’ll be planning our Super Smash Brothers fundraiser as well as the math spoof music video.

  • Homemade Afghan Silent Auction Fundraiser

    MAA will be holding a silent auction for an afghan hand made and donated by Nancy Bissey. The afghan will be displayed with a bid sheet in the Mathematics/Computer Science office throughout the week from 9/25 through 9/30. Money raised will help fund MAA’s biannual poker tournament which is open to all students.

  • Putnam Exam

    September 21, 2011

    Students interested in taking the Putnam exam this year must register no later than 4 pm Thursday, October 6.  The exam will take place Saturday, December 3, from 9 am till 5 pm (with a 2 hour break).  If interested, contact Professor Michael Adams, VH2148, no later than the registration deadline.

  • Minute to Win it Saturday at 2pm

    September 20, 2011

    KME will be hosting Minute to Win It games this Saturday, September 24 in Upper VH (in the common area) at 2:00pm. This will be a fun way to get to know other math and computer science students.

  • Panel presentation on REUs and internships

    There will be a panel presentation tonight, September 20, at 7pm in VH 1236 on REU and internship opportunities for mathematics and computer science majors.  The presentation should last for about an hour.  This event is sponsored by the SMACS scholarship program through the National Science Foundation, but all students are welcome to attend.

  • Goldwater scholarship

    Outstanding students in mathematics and the natural sciences are encouraged to apply for the Barry M. Goldwater scholarship.  This is a nationally competitive scholarship, with approximately 300 awards given each year.  More information can be found at .  To apply, please contact Dr. Dana Vazzana at (for math and CS majors) or Dr. George […]

  • Math Department Colloquium

    September 19, 2011

    The next Math Colloquium will be held Tuesday, September 20 at 3:30 in VH1224. David Garth will be speaking on Fractions, Pi, and Quasicrystals. Refreshments will be provided. ABSTRACT A rational number is one that can be expressed as a ratio of two integers. A real number that is not rational is said to be […]

  • KME meeting 5pm Tuesday

    Kappa Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honor fraternity, is meeting at 5pm Tuesday September 20th in VH 1148. All are welcome.