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- HWS Math/CS Department News

also like to browse the history of the site on the Wayback Machine One more historical note Professor Eck s first course web page for CPSC 328 Winter 95 Program Translators was up and running by early January 1995 Posted 17 December 2014 Math Awareness Month The web site www mathaware org has information about the annual celebration of Math Awareness Month in April 2011 Unraveling Complex Systems is theme for Mathematics Awareness Month April 2011 as per a joint announcement from the American Mathematical Society the American Statistical Association the Mathematical Association of America and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Mathematics Awareness Month is sponsored by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics JPBM How do epidemics spread birds flock and stock markets operate Many of these answers fall within the realm of mathematics From natural entities such as living cells insect colonies and whole ecosystems to man made inventions like power grids transportation networks and the World Wide Web we see complex systems everywhere Deciphering the mathematics behind such systems can unravel well structured networks and discernible patterns in natural and artificial structures That is the idea behind Mathematics Awareness Month Understanding these complex systems can not only help us manage and improve the reliability of such critical infrastructures of everyday life but can also allow us to interpret enhance and better interact with natural systems Mathematical models can delineate interactions among components of these systems analyze their spontaneous and emergent behaviors and thus help prevent undesirable developments while enhancing desirable traits during their adaptation and evolution Posted 4 April 2011 Pi Day News Version 1 1 Okay a working link to the video about Pi Day is here Posted 14 March 2011 Pi Day Will it turn into Tau Day Another video link from Vi Hart

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Cole Perkins 17 Terrance Rose 16 Magaret Scott 16 Kyle Slachta 16 Garrett Tongue 17 Brian Tosado Prater 17 Susan Tuvell 16 Han Yu 17 Runmin Zhang 17 Minors Brooke Adams 16 Katharine Boeding 16 Sean Bright 17 Sarah Brophy 18 Bridget Callea 16 Macy Howarth 16 Andrew Kelliher 16 Yan Li 17 Taran Lucker 16 William Miller 16 Kyle Slachta 16 Siyan Tao 16 Delaney Teceno 17 Ryan Tinklepaugh 16 Lauren Walter 16 Han Yu 17 Class of 2015 Justine Bierworth Candace Carducci Jake Currie Ruiquan Dai Luke DeLuccia Pamela Eck Lillian Forman Kathryn Gallagher James Hrabchak Chao Hu Heide Kemp Alana Kilcullen Stephen Klementowski Pengyue Lai Gen Li Danyu Li Christophe Lo Owen Monahan Genevieve Moralez Elliot Morrill Brady Phillips Jon Prashaw Mimi Sakarett Jacob Slade Baxter James Smith Lauren Yetman Kyle Zaverton Weixiang Zhang Nan Zhang Class of 2014 Dixin Bao Mark Benya Kathryn Bernal Silva David Biegler Joseph Bisesto Abigael Blumenthal Amanda Carney Maddison Case Thomas Charest Da Cui Joshua Danis John Darby Cory Davis Erxin Du Yuqi Ge Stephen Gemmiti Michael Green Jessie Hall Chad Hecht Joseph Howe Erik Janer Shiwen Lai Wensong Li Tianrui Li Liv Mertens Hannah Meyer Martin Michelson Kathryn Middleton Kelcie O Neil Nicholas Schmidt Ariel Trent Bowen Wang Ruitang Wang Zheng Zhang Class of 2013 Kingsley Adarkwah Aysmel Aguasvivas David Ball Meghan Brodzik Laura Carver Dionne Perry Crain Nathaniel Doyle Emily Ekstrom Samuel Garivaltis Alexandra Gerling Zhao Han Chazoi Hardware Samuel Heinle Kelsey Hill Alexander Kittelberger Jena Ko Kieran Koehnlein Caroline Lara Nathan Martin Bridget Nanning Sandra Saetama Ali Sana Alexander Sipilief Nicolette Sipperly Yi Wang Yanfen Wu Yuhan Xun Xiaochuang Zhao Class of 2012 Tracy Burlingham Rachel Carnahan Kerui Chen Alexandra Gerling Trevor Gionet Kevin Guay Jacob Hart Delaney Kidd Yaoxin Liu Jing Luo Nicholas MacDonald Meghan Malia Marcela Melara Yixiao Sha Jessica Tarantino Sarah Tarantino Shaun Viguerie Haoyu Wang Matthew Weichselbaum Class of 2011 Max Beckett Samuel Belton Zhiyou Cao Greg Cavalieri Justin Dotzman Reynaldo Kelly Charles Levin Shawna Nelson Travis Pierce Karina Polanco David Roberts April Soriano Alessandro Valle Kyle Whitaker Class of 2010 Daisy Bird Franchessca Branlund Desislava Byanova Tomas Carvalho de Silva David Casey Meghan Cox Annica Crouse Meghan Crump Emma Daley Emma Daley Nathan Davidoff Joshua Davis Abigail DiPalma Bethany Fagan Claire Hamilton Jillian Harris Rob Hendry Sarah Hoy Lex Kridler Christine Luongo Lisa Maticic Daniel Miller Chandler Moss Austin Murray Risa Panichelle Cameron Regan Katelyn Tyson Laura Valdmanis Brian VanderMeer Sara Young Class of 2009 Alexandra Bowers Lance Boyington Alex Bryce Jennifer Cagasan Nicole Calandra Jonathan Correa Anna Darmiento Corson Fidler Jacob Hochberg Austin Kana Christina Kinnevey Caitlin Leone Carson Leven Bailey Meeker Isabel Olson Keenan Simons Jamie Tucciarone William Van Steen Alexander Walbridge Marissa Willsey Kristin Yerkie Class of 2008 Joseph Bochynski Corey Cage Valdora Estridge Hannah Gallup Adam Giambrone Richard Klein Andrew Meunier James Monigan Peter Murphy Jesse Phillips Lori Pietraszek Jacob Podkaminer Anna Quinn Matthew Ream Erin Satow Shannon Times Shayna Times Alexander Tye Katherine Wilson Kathryn Wood Class of

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Lu 95 1992 Charles Rutstein 94 1991 Pei Cai 93 William Ross Proctor Prize This prize was established in 1918 by William Ross Proctor to stimulate excellence in mathematics It is awarded annually by the Department to the William Smith students that have achieved the highest rank in mathematics in their first two years at the Colleges 2014 Yu Cai 17 2014 Siyan Tao 16 2013 Alana Kilcullen 15 2012 Erxin Du 14 2011 Yanfen Wu 13 2010 Jing Luo 12 and Marcela Melara 12 2009 Deidre Wholly 11 2008 Daisy Bird 10 Christine Luongo 10 Katelyn Tyson 10 and Sara Young 10 2007 Jennifer Cagasan 09 and Bailey Meeker 09 2006 Lori Pietraszek 08 Shannon Times 08 and Shayna Times 08 2005 Jennifer Zaleski 07 2004 Pamela Kirby 06 2003 Carla Delucia 05 2002 Shannon Phillips 04 2001 Carrie Niles 03 1998 Margrethe Flanders 00 1997 Jamie Brown 99 Darcy Oberg 99 Dana Olanoff 99 and Amy Schubmehl 99 1995 Lynn Robitaille 97 1991 Gretchen Schultz 93 1990 Kristin Boyce 92 and Theresa Manns 92 1971 Joan Kraus 73 1970 Maureen Collins 72 1969 Sharon Berry 71 1968 Carol Henseler 70 1967 Nancy Rosett 69 and Karen Kreinheder 69 1966 Marion Dann 68 1965 Phoebe Dobbins 67 1964 Susan Green 66 1963 Catherine Hausler 65 1962 Johanna Wagner 64 1961 Barbara L Petersen 63 1960 Judith Davis 62 1959 Barbara Ball 61 and Elizabeth Hinckley 61 Phi Beta Kappa Phi Beta Kappa ΦΒΚ is a national honor society with local chapters at many of the best colleges and universities in the country Phi Beta Kappa recognizes students for their outstanding academic achievements as undergraduates Election to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior is rare and is indicated below by class year designation and it is the highest honor the society can bestow Majors and minors in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science who were elected to membership since 1990 are listed here 2015 Alana Kilcullen 15 Matthew McPartlon 16 and Kyle Zaverton 15 2014 Abigael Blumenthal 14 Joshua Danis 14 Luke DeLuccia 15 and Michael Green 14 2012 Marcela Melara 12 2011 Yaoxin Liu 12 Jessica Tarantino 12 and Sarah Tarantino 12 2010 Daisy Bird 10 Joshua Davis 10 Robert Hendry 10 Christine Luongo 10 and Sara Young 10 2009 Alex Bryce 09 Desislava Byanova 10 Emma Daley 10 and Bailey Meeker 09 2008 Adam Giambrone 08 and Drew Meunier 08 2006 Rebecca Gutwin 06 Nazia Ahamad 07 and Jennifer Zaleski 07 2005 Derrick Moore 05 2004 Evan Hourigan 04 and Oscar Barney 04 2003 Jessica Martin 03 Carrie Niles 03 Frances Pace 03 and Christina Mancini 03 2000 Joshua Farnum 01 1999 Margrethe Flanders 00 Darcy Oberg 99 Dana Olanoff 99 Amy Schubmehl 99 1998 Jamie Browm 99 1996 Susan Crosman 96 Hiroki Kobayashi 96 and sJane Owens 96 1995 Atilla Kiraly 96 Tina Warner 95 1992 Nat Poor 92 Kristen Rathbun 92 1991 Kristin Boyce 91 Terry Manns 91 Andy Pollack 91 and Elaine Bruno 92

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has agreed to write the recommendation create a document containing the answers to the following questions the more details the better What is your name year and major For what are you applying e g scholarship graduate school summer research experience List the programs schools to which you are applying together with due dates How long has the recommender known you years and months and what is her his relationship to you instructor advisor etc For what classes have s he had you what final grades did s he assign you and how did you distinguish yourself in his her classes Have you been a TA for her him If so for what classes and when How would you describe yourself What are your strengths What are your weaknesses Your response to this question is very important so the more details the better What are some of your academic and nonacademic accomplishments What makes the recommender particularly qualified to write a letter for you What makes you particularly qualified for this position honor award What are your long term goals and will this position honor award help If so how Additional comments have you participated in an REU or other summer research program had an interesting job or hobby etc At least two weeks before the first letter is due email or hand deliver the following to the recommender note that this should be given all at once all in a single email or all in a single folder or in the same day one email and one folder with separate electronic and paper documents a list summarizing where the letters have to go and when they are due descriptions of each job scholarship or internship perhaps by providing links to the appropriate websites so that the recommender knows what

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Open archived version from archive - Math/CS Major, Minor, and Audit Forms

Info Some Of Our Work Programming Textbook Eck CS Theory Textbook Critchlow Eck Analysis Textbook Mitchell Belding Biostatistics Textbook Mitchell Other Publications FORMS Sophomores must declare a major by the end of the sophomore year and should also declare a minor Juniors must submit a Baccalaureate plan including plans for completeing a major and a minor this plan uses the same forms that are used for declaring the major or

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Open archived version from archive - Engineering: Joint Degree Program

Williams News Department News Student News Alumni News Events Seen On the Web Students Department Prizes Majors and Minors Guide to Recommendation Letters Major Minor Audit Forms 3 2 Engineering First Year Advising Math Placement Info Some Of Our Work Programming Textbook Eck CS Theory Textbook Critchlow Eck Analysis Textbook Mitchell Belding Biostatistics Textbook Mitchell Other Publications Engineering Joint Degree Program Mathematics and computer science students may be interested in the various 3 2 combined programs in engineering offered by the Colleges The Colleges have combined programs in engineering with the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College In general for these programs students spend three years at Hobart and William Smith and then two years at the other institution At the end of five years the student receives a B A or B S from the Colleges and a B S in engineering from the cooperating university The Dartmouth program is structured a little differently A student may complete three years at Hobart and William Smith followed by two years at Dartmouth More typically however students spend the first two years at Hobart and

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Open archived version from archive - Math/CS at HWS

4 or 5 on the AB Subgrade on the BC Test A student scoring 3 on either of these AP tests should consult with a member of the Mathematics Department Students on the upper end of this range might condsider taking MATH 135 instead 25 30 and AP Calculus BC Test Students are encouraged to register for MATH 135 First Steps into Advanced Mathematics if they have received a 4 or 5 on the AP Calculus BC Test Another option is MATH 204 Linear Algebra Note that no one can place out of calculus simply by taking the placement test The placement test covers calculus prerequisites only It does not test for any knowleged of calculus Computer Science The Department offers two introductory computer science courses CPSC 120 Principles of Computer Science and CPSC 124 Introduction to Programming CPSC 120 is directed mainly towards non majors For more information see below In addition students who have a 4 or 5 on the AP Computer Science Exam could consider taking CPSC 220 Computer Architecture in the Fall or CPSC 225 Intermediate Programming in the Spring they consult with the department Mathematics Course Descriptions 100 Elementary Functions Designed to help students prepare for the calculus sequence this course involves the study of basic functions polynomial rational exponential logarithmic and trigonometric Topics covered include a review of the real number system equations and inequalities graphing techniques and applications of functions With laboratory Permission of instructor is required This course does not normally count toward the major or minor in mathematics Fall Typical reading Flanders and Price Elementary Functions and Analytic Geometry 110 Discovering in Mathematics A study of selected topics dealing with the nature of mathematics this course has an emphasis on its origins and a focus on mathematics as a creative endeavor This course does not normally count toward the major or minor in mathematics First term students are discouraged from taking this course Fall Spring Typical reading Miller Heeren Hornsby Mathematical Ideas 130 Calculus I This course offers a standard introduction to the concepts and techniques of the calculus of functions of one variable and is especially designed for students contemplating further study in mathematics A problem solving lab is included as an integral part of the course Required for the major in mathematics May be exempted with departmental approval Fall Spring Typical reading Larson Hostetler and Edwards Calculus 131 Calculus II This course is a continuation of the topics covered in MATH 130 A problem solving lab is an integral part of the course Required for the major in mathematics Fall Spring Typical reading Larson Hostetler and Edwards Calculus 135 First Steps into Advanced Mathematics This course emphasizes the process of mathematical reasoning discovery and argument It aims to acquaint students with the nature of mathematics as a creative endeavor as well as with the nature of mathematical methods and the phenomenon of mathematical proof and focuses on the development of problem solving skills Specific topics covered vary from year

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Open archived version from archive - Math Placement Test Schedule

Recommendation Letters Major Minor Audit Forms 3 2 Engineering First Year Advising Math Placement Info Some Of Our Work Programming Textbook Eck CS Theory Textbook Critchlow Eck Analysis Textbook Mitchell Belding Biostatistics Textbook Mitchell Other Publications Math Placement Testing Required for registering for Math 130 Calculus I and for Math 100 Precalculus The Placement Test can now be taken at any time at the following address http math hws edu

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