Thursday, November 06, 2014
A large paper cube, seemingly composed of symmetrical cutouts, sits on a table at the entrance to the Washington and Lee University Math Department in Robinson Hall. On closer inspection, it turns...
The study of mathematics has provided many opportunities for recent majors. They have pursued careers as analysts with consulting firms, as actuaries, as financial analysts in the banking and finance arenas, as teachers, and as software developers. Other majors have pursued advanced degrees in mathematics, computer science, economics, engineering, law, and medicine.
During their four years at W&L, mathematics majors learn to "walk and talk" in such fundamental areas of mathematics as single and multi-variable calculus, linear algebra, modern abstract algebra, real and complex analysis, ordinary and partial differential equations, geometry, topology, mathematical statistics, graph theory, and numerical analysis. By "walking and talking," we mean that our goal is for our students to be not only technically sound, but also conversant in mathematics. Each year, several of our majors participate in summer research, either at W&L or at other universities. Since 1990, our students have written four software packages, developed five websites, published seven expository papers, and authored or co-authored twelve articles appearing in prestigious professional journals such as the American Mathematical Monthly, Linear Algebra and its Applications, and the Transactions of the American Mathematical Society.
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Just like most history majors don't become historians, most math majors don't become professional mathematicians. So what can they do?
Thursday, November 06, 2014
A large paper cube, seemingly composed of symmetrical cutouts, sits on a table at the entrance to the Washington and Lee University Math Department in Robinson Hall. On closer inspection, it turns...
Monday, May 19, 2014
Two Kemper Scholars Selected from W&L This Year
Christopher Curfman, of Altoona, Pa., and Edward Stroud of Shreveport, La., first-year students at Washington and Lee University, have been selected from a group of finalists for the incoming class...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Turner Meeks Honored With the G. Holbrook Barber Scholarship Award
Turner Meeks from Haymarket, Va., a member of the Class of 2015, has been awarded the G. Holbrook Barber Scholarship Award. The Barber Scholarship Award honors a member of the junior class who...