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The Department of Mathematics is now The Department of Mathematics and Statistics with majors in both mathematics and statistics.
Ongoing - Math Table every Monday, noon - 1:30, Valentine Terrace Room A MOST weeks
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Last year, nearly 100 students participated in the 2013 DataFest at UCLA, and many others took part at Duke University. This year, DataFest is coming to the Pioneer Valley in the form of the Five College DataFest, to be hosted at UMass-Amherst. Undergraduates from throughout the Five Colleges (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Smith and UMass) will have the opportunity to compete in teams of up to five students, to address a real-world problem supported by an interesting data set. The Five College DataFest will take place over the weekend of March 28th at UMass. Will you rise to the challenge of making sense of the data? Please let us know if you are interested in meeting informally in February to get introduced to some technologies for visualization and data management which might be useful. More info can be found at: http://www.science.smith.edu/departments/math/datafest/
Research on Reproducibility in Statistics Curriculum Published
Prof. Nicholas Horton and collaborators (some local, some not) recently published work on incorporating reproducibility in the statistics curriculum. Using R Markdown, students are able to streamline their analysis and presentation of results steps, rather than taking results from a software package and then formatting a document in Word to convey their results. Seeing the entire workflow from start to finish can make it easier to detect mistakes and avoid issues with selective reporting of results, as well as help students understand the analysis process. To read more about this research, visit: http://today.duke.edu/2014/02/reproducibility
Thanks for your feedback on the tenure-track and statistics lecturer candidates!
Amherst Students Win First Place in Central Connecticut State University Math Competition!
- The 5th CCSU Regional Mathematics Competition was held on April 13, 2013 at Central Connecticut State University. There were 26 participants, from 9 schools in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island. Four Amherst College students participated: Whit Froehlich, Hongye Guo, Darius Onul and Sunny Xiao. Amherst's team placed first in the competition. In individual results, Hongye Guo placed second, and Darius Onul placed third. Congratulations to all participating students!
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