Happenings

Colloquium Series for all MSCS students

What is a “colloquium” and why should you go to one?  A colloquium is an academic seminar that is a staple in many departments at St. Olaf.  Being exposed to new topics and staying informed about developments in a field are hallmarks of learning in a liberal arts environment.  The MSCS colloquium series tends to rotate among the three programs. One week you might learn about a professor’s research in knot theory, the next you’ll learn about an epidemiological study, and later you might see some of the interesting mobile apps that CS students have built. In MSCS we don’t require that majors and concentrators attend colloquia, but we hope you’ll choose to go as often as your schedule permits.  You’ll learn something, and you’ll get a nice afternoon treat to enjoy!  Join us most Mondays, 3:30-4:30pm in RNS 310..

Research Seminars for upper-level MSCS students

The research seminar is a more advanced version of the colloquium series and tends to focus on mathematics more than the other programs.  Typically a professor either from St. Olaf or a nearby institution talks about his or her research area in a reasonably accessible way.  Some of us understand these talks from start to finish, others hang on for only a portion of the hour; regardless, they expose students and faculty to new areas of mathematical research and show us all what can be found beyond the standard undergraduate curriculum.   Join us most Fridays, 3:30-4:30pm in RNS 204.

Problem-solving Group for all students

Weekly sessions on Mondays (see Prof. Berliner or Prof. Diveris  for further information).

Special Events

  • Taligate Party – September 30, 2014
  • Northfield Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium – Oct 7, 2014 (see Prof. Berliner for further information).
  • Amanda Cox `01, Graphics Editor at the NY Times will speak on Data Visualization – Dec. 8, 2014
  • MSCS Grad School Information Night
  • Women in MSCS –  Usually in November
  • Stats Grad School Panel
  • MSCS Putnam Exam & Competition – Sat, Dec. 6 (see Prof.Berliner for further information).
  • Game Nights
  • Math Across the Cannon – April 23, 2015
  • MSCS Recital – Usually in April
  • Mathematics Alumni Career Panel
  • Senior Banquet – May 6, 2015
  • Relaxation Stations – Finals week in the fall and spring