Women physics majors attend CUWiP conference at Virginia Tech

March 2, 2017

Two Roanoke College physics majors,  Morgan Heckman and Rae Galatas, along with physics faculty member Dr. Rama Bala, attended the 2017 Annual Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWip) held at Virginia Tech from Jan 13-Jan 15, 2017.   “The primary goal of the CUWiP conference is to help undergraduate women continue in physics by […]

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I’ve Been Pigged!

February 22, 2017

Well, it’s tough to admit, but on Feb 21, 2017, I was pigged…or, rather, my office was pigged. Why bring this up on a math blog post? Well, you may have heard about the game Pass the Pigs, which can be a very educational game in that it teaches people about probability. This game is very similar […]

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A Sign of Sports Math’s Popularity

February 8, 2017

J.K. Rowling would not be impressed, but Roland Minton was pleased with the throng clamoring for an autographed copy of his new book Sports Math. True, there was only one person in line, but he was very enthusiastic. Sports Math is a textbook for a course in sports science or sports analytics, such as the […]

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Having A Ball

February 3, 2017

Bowling…what a great way to start off the semester! The RC Math Club sponsored a bowling night tonight, and of course, it got a little crazy. It began normally – some students showed off their ability to bowl without getting the ball in the gutter, while others (myself included) just tried to alternate between the two […]

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Stat Crew Goes Live

January 19, 2017

Everybody is getting interested in the Stat Crew! The Crew has been working home basketball games, recording locations of all shots and rebounds and creating reports that evaluate the performance of each player and each five-person lineup. Shown here are Crew members Maria Kuchenbuch, Cameron Eck, and David Moreau, with a guest analyst. At Wednesday […]

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Childers Victorious in Atlanta

January 12, 2017

Roanoke College had a strong presence at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta, with Adam Childers winning an award, four faculty and one student presenting talks, and two other faculty attending. The national meeting, held January 4-7, 2017, is the largest gathering of mathematicians in a year, with over 6000 attendees. David Moreau, a sophomore […]

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Math Lessons and Carols

November 28, 2016

One of the best ways to start the Christmas season is with Lessons and Carols of Christmas, presented by the Roanoke College Choir and Oriana Singers at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. The soaring vocals and warm harmonies bring meaning back to a season cheapened by October decorations and Black Friday madness. Director Jeffrey Sandborg’s choirs […]

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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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