Graduate Studies

Alumna Gift and Mathematics Bootcamp

Alumna Virginia Menz Clark '62 recently established an endowed fund for the Mathematics Department, with the income designated to promote mathematics at Wellesley College, especially in meeting needs that are particular to mathematics. It helps support student travel to mathematics conferences, faculty research, and innovative teaching. In the summer of 2007 the Clark Fund helped support our "math bootcamp": a four-week intensive program in pure mathematics, organized by Professors Chang and Volic and designed to provide strong preparation for graduate school in mathematics. Four Wellesley students/alumnae participated in the 2007 program.

Three of our students, Caitlin Leverson '10, Sue He '10 and Beth Romano '08 will be attending graduate studies in the fall. A bootcamp is scheduled for Summer 2010.

Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct 20

The weekly student seminar meets in room 362 at 12:20.  This week we'll have a summer research programs panel.  The department will provide lunch, and one of your peers will provide a great talk.  All are welcome to attend!

Wednesday, Oct 22

Our Applicable Math Lecture series kicks off for the year with Mike Remolona from Wolfram Research Inc giving a talk discussing Mathematica 10 and how to get the most out of wolframalpha.com.  We'll have a reception (with food!) at 3:45 in SCI 362, then move to SCI 296 at 4:15 for the talk.

Thursday, Oct 23

Our second Putnam problem session meets today and runs from 12:30 to 1:20 in SCI 364.  This week we'll have homemade cookies (chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and ginger molasses) to help fuel our problem solving neurons.  Everyone is welcome to attend!

Thursday, Oct 23

Our second department colloquium is given by Megan Heenehan (Wellesley '03) from Eastern Connecticut State University. We'll meet in SCI 362 for snacks and socializing at 3:45, then the talk will begin at 4:15 in SCI 396.  Everyone is welcome to attend!  

Monday, Oct 27

The weekly student seminar meets in room 362 at 12:20.  This week Angela Gu will be speaking.  The department will provide lunch, and one of your peers will provide a great talk.  All are welcome to attend!

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