Stat Crew Leads to Jobs

October 28, 2016

“How did you get your job offer from ESPN?” was one of the questions at last night’s MCSP Conversation Series talk. Taylor Ferebee, Sky Weber, Abby Hobby, and Connor Sampson talked about their summer work in sports analytics, the hot new field of statistical analysis of sports. Work with the Stat Crew has led to […]

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Time Flies When You’re Doing Math!

October 25, 2016

Wow, what a whirlwind of a semester so far! I just realized that November is just around the corner! Where did October go? I’m sure our students are wondering the same thing. We’ve had quite some fun with the Roanoke College Math Club this Fall. So far we’ve learned about the game Farkle and the […]

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CS Students Present Research in Italy

July 26, 2016

In the Spring of 2015, now graduated Seniors Thomas Lux, Randall Pittman, and Maya Shende took part in a course on Machine Learning taught by Dr. Anil Shende in the Computer Science department. As part of this course, these students explored how they could use their new found talents to aid the Roanoke College admissions […]

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C RC Publish

June 28, 2016

Karin Saoub is finalizing a deal with CRC Press to publish A Tour Through Graph Theory. This will be the first textbook to present graph theory to a general audience, such as students in Karin’s INQ 241 course. Graph theory is the mathematics of network connections, which can be applied in an increasingly large number […]

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All Square with Math and Art

May 6, 2016

One of the definitions of square is “conventional” or “boring.” This spring’s art gallery presentation by Jan Minton’s Honors 301 class puts the lie to that. The phrase “mind blown” was used in at least one student’s description of her work. Students in the Mathematics and Art class created visual representations of how you can […]

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RC Students + MAA Conference = Crazy Fun!

April 22, 2016

The weekend of April 15, five Roanoke College students and three faculty members traveled to Germantown, MD to attend the Spring MAA Sectional Meeting, which was held at Montgomery College. This conference attracts a wide variety of mathematicians from MD, DC, and VA. Some are more applied mathematicians, some are more pure mathematicians, most are researchers, […]

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Roanoke College Represents at the MAA

April 22, 2016

Some people wear many hats; in Dave Taylor’s case, two of them are chairs. Dave, who chairs the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics, is now chair-elect of the Maryland-DC-Virginia section of the Mathematical Association of America. Dave was elected to this position at the section meeting at Montgomery College (Md) April 15-16. It […]

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Physics majors participate in Edgar Allen Poe theatre production

April 21, 2016

The members of the Physics Group often advertise that “physics goes with anything.”  More formally, we maintain that there is no academic endeavor where the creative problem-solving approaches introduced in physics are detrimental.  In ten years of physics majors at Roanoke, we can list the following double majors: biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, math, music, philosophy, psychology, […]

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Money: Students Present Sports Analytics Research

April 18, 2016

Taylor Ferebee and David Moreau presented research posters at the Carolina Sports Analytics Meeting, which included representatives from the Charlotte Bobcats and ESPN: The Magazine. Taylor’s work on graphical representations and metrics of soccer effectiveness focused on passing statistics. David’s work on the relationship between golf consistency and effectiveness in different aspects of the game […]

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Physics students present science experiments to local Girl Scout troop

April 17, 2016

  According to our students, a major (possibly, “the major”) goal of undergraduate studies is to discover one will be doing for ‘the rest of my life’.  This especially true in the sciences, where a high value is placed on finding the right answer within a problem-solving context, and then it is assumed that this […]

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