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Mathematics

Program Information

Professors: Barth (Chair), Cutter, Fink, Intermont, E. Nordmoe, L. Nordmoe, Oloo

The mission of the Mathematics Program is to foster in all our students critical habits of mind: description, analysis and interpretation. The Program is designed to prepare its majors for successful lifetime engagement with mathematics whether it be through applied work in industry or government; research in mathematics, statistics, or one of the other mathematical sciences; teaching; or applying mathematics in the physical, computing, or social sciences. For non-majors, the Program builds substantive skills in quantitative and abstract reasoning and in their application to the study of modern society.

Math Department News

Heyl Earns Goldwater

aoulWadhwaThumb Raoul Wadhwa ’17 has won the very competitive and nationally prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater Scholarship Program was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those … Continue reading

Walking In Memphis with K Students

K Math Students in Memphis Feb 2016 Six Kalamazoo College math and computer science students traveled to Memphis, Tenn., March 3-5 (or, in K-speak, the end of 9th Week!) to attend the annual conference of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education … Continue reading

Kalamazoo College grad Raven Fisher hopes to change children’s futures, one math problem at a time

Raven Fisher ''14 Raven Fisher ’14 is the subject of a June 13, 2014 profile in the Kalamazoo Gazette/MLive. The Detroit native and University Liggett High School graduate was a math major at K. She has now begun her studies at Western Michigan … Continue reading

More-in-FourPeat

Kalamazoo College has won the coveted Klein Cup for the fourth consecutive year. “If we keep this up, perhaps the award should be re-named the K Kup,” said John Fink, the Rosemary K. Brown Professor in Mathematics and Computer Science. … Continue reading

Professor John Fink Honored by the Mathematical Association of America’s Michigan Chapter

John Fink, Ph.D., is Rosemary K. Brown Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at K. K Professor John Fink, Ph.D. has received the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America “for the many contributions he has made to his institution [Kalamazoo College!], to our [MAA Michigan] Section, and … Continue reading

The William Randolph Hearst Undergraduate Research Fellowship at K

Thanks to a generous gift from The Hearst Foundation, Inc., Kalamazoo College has established the William Randolph Hearst Undergraduate Research Fellowships. These competitive fellowships will provide support for summer research projects for K students majoring in the sciences or mathematics. … Continue reading

Jordan Klepper ’01 joins The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Jordan Klepper ''01 is the newest correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Jordan Klepper ’01 has joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as the newest correspondent on the popular late-night Comedy Central show. During his March 3 debut episode, Jordan reported “live” from Ukraine, but his take on events in the … Continue reading

Raven Fisher ’14 is National Student Day Winner

Raven Fisher ''''''''14 Raven Fisher ’14 earned third-place honors and a $1,000 prize in the 2013 National Student Day Contest that celebrates and promotes social responsibility by college students. The math major from Detroit received her award based on votes from online supporters … Continue reading

Kalamazoo College’s Only Rhodes Scholar Offers Advice to WMU Finalist

81 & George Rainsford Kalamazoo College alumna Becky Gray ’81 is the only student from K or Western Michigan University ever to receive a Rhodes Scholarship. In this Nov.15, 2012 Kalamazoo Gazette article, she offers words of advice for Rhodes >scholarship finalist Mitch Zajac, a WMU … Continue reading

Four Score

By Maggie Kane ’13 Add ‘em up: FOUR teams of Kalamazoo College students finished among the top 10 at the 2012 Lower Michigan Mathematics Competition, with one K team bringing home the top prize. The three-hour competition held April 14 at … Continue reading