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Percentage of Amherst alumni who report that they have attended graduate or professional school
Percentage of Amherst courses that have fewer than 30 students
Math and statistics professor Nicholas Horton has published a paper titled “Fostering better coding practices for data scientists” in the Harvard Data Science Review.
Cailin Plunkett ’23 has received the American Physical Society’s prestigious 2023 LeRoy Apker Award, which each year recognizes just two undergraduate students from across the U.S. for their outstanding achievements in physics–in Plunkett’s case, for her undergraduate thesis work on still-forming planets.