Kathryn Albertson Scholar Day 2007

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Kathryn Albertson Scholar Day 2007

  1. 1. Welcome to Kathryn Albertson Scholar Day
  2. 2. Department of Mathematics & Physical Sciences Mark Lotspeich (PhD U of Idaho: Discrete Math) CofI: 1991 Lynda Danielson (PhD Oregon State: Algebra) CofI: 1995 James Dull (PhD Indiana U: Astrophysics) CofI: 1998 Robin Cruz (PhD U of Oregon: Algebra) CofI: 1999 Dora Gallegos (MS Boise State: Geology) CofI: 1999 Mike Hitchman (PhD U of Oregon: Topology) CofI: 2000 Dennis Agosta (PhD Colorado State U: Physics) CofI:2006 Roy Kapicka (MS Florida State U) CofI: 2002
  3. 3. Programs Mathematics and Math/Physics  4 year major  Commonly double major  Many work in the valley  Prepare for graduate school  Dual Degree Engineering  3-2 Program • 3 yrs at College of Idaho • ~2 years in an Engineering or CS Program  Can complete a Math or Math/Phys major Online Catalog
  4. 4. Math & Physical Sciences Core Requirements Programming structure and methods of analysis: • CSC-139 Introduction to Computer Programming I Problem Solving/Analysis: • MAT-151 Calculus I or MAT-152 Calculus II or MAT-251.1 Calculus III Mathematics and Physical Systems: • PHY-230 & PHY-230L Digital Electronics & Lab or PHY-240 & PHY-240L Electronics & Lab or PHY-271 & PHY-271L Analytical Physics & Lab
  5. 5. Math Major Requirements Core plus: • Complete 32 total credits - 18 must be upper- division in mathematics (MAT) • Independent study • Two of the following four courses: MAT 431 Complex Analysis MAT 441 Topology MAT 451 Real Analysis MAT 461 Algebraic Structures
  6. 6. Math-Physics Major Requirements Core plus: • Complete 32 total credits - 18 must be upper-division in mathematics (MAT) or (PHY) • Independent study • Two of the following four courses: PHY 301 Theoretical Mechanics PHY 313 Thermal Physics PHY 330 Electricity and Magnetism PHY 402 Quantum Mechanics
  7. 7. Requirements for a Minor in Computer Science or Math or Physics Computer Science: Core plus: • CSC-140 Introduction to Computer Programming II • CSC-231 Computer Architecture & Assembly Language Programming I • CSC-331 Computer Architecture & Assembly Language Programming II or CSC-333 Data Structures & Algorithms • MAT-252 Discrete Mathematics • PHY-230 & PHY-230L Digital Electronics & Lab (or equivalent) • Two elective credits with a CSC prefix Mathematics: Core plus: • 10 upper-division credits in mathematics (MAT). Physics: Core plus: • 10 upper-division credits in physics (PHY). Note: Upper-division physics courses require completion of MAT-352, Differential Equations.
  8. 8. Dual Degree Program After completing three years at The College of Idaho, students transfer to complete their final two years at one of the following affiliates:  Boise State University  Columbia University  University of Idaho  Washington University in St. Louis A final degree is earned from both schools.
  9. 9. Math Club Activities Putnam exam  2006 – 16 CofI participants, 2 students scored (10 & 1)  2005 – 12 CofI participants, 2 students scored (11 & 2)  2004 – 11 CofI participants, 1 student scored (1)  2003 – 13 participants, 4 students scored  Note: In 2004/5/6, the median nationwide score was 1 out of 120 points. Joint Mathematics Meetings This year San Diego, in January. Tutoring Day
  10. 10. Day A day to celebrate irrationality is held on March 14 at 1:59 PM.
  11. 11. COMAP Modeling Competition • International competition ~ 660 teams • Two CofI teams in ‘05 • Submit paper • Public presentation
  12. 12. Research Opportunities •Variable star research using CofI’s automated telescope (on the roof of this building). • Summer Internships – M Longo: Nuclear Chemistry at INL, Idaho Falls, ID – K Ball: Biomechanics at BSU, ID – B Coate: Mathematics at Portland State, OR – S Hardy: Physics (Optics), NASA/NSSTC, Huntsville, AL – H Clayville: Civil Engineering and S Skeen: Environmental Engineering at Washington University, St Louis, MO – K Husler: Mathematics, University of Idaho – R Abo: Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, Minneapolis, MN – A Paxton: Biomedical Undergraduate Summer Research Experience, Buffalo, NY
  13. 13. Departmental Off-Campus Winter Study: 2008 Winter in the Yucatan GOG155 Maya Geography– 3 cr PHY255 Maya Astronomy– 2 cr MA155 Maya Mathematics – 2 cr
  14. 14. Careers – Beginning Salaries Actuary $46,000 (Insurance companies, Consulting firms) Engineering – Chemical $53,000 – Computer/Electrical $52,000 – Mechanical $48,000 Mathematician $42,000 (Government, Research) Programmer $46,000 (Bachelor’s Degree, 2003) Teacher $29,000 (High school)
  15. 15. What’s a Bachelor’s Degree Worth? Typical Starting Salaries (in thousand’s) Offered by Campus Recruiters in 2002-2003 as reported by the American Institute of Physics
  16. 16. A Few of Our Alumni • D Silva (’07 Math/Phys/Chem) Associate Portfolio Manager, NY City • B Martin (’07 Math) Math Grad Student, BSU • K Makinson (’07 Phys) Radiation Health Physics Grad Student, Oregon St • J Smith (’07 Phys) Physics Grad Student, Colorado State • C Tippin (’07 Math) Teach for America, Newark, NJ • R Abo (‘06 CS) Bioinformatics PhD Program, U of Utah • N Douglas (‘05 CS) Raytheon Missile Systems,Tucson • T Simpson (’05 CS) Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, Dallas • T Toweill (’05 Math) Harvard Law School • A Paxton (’04 Math/Physics) Grad Student in Medical Physics at U W-Madison • N Werth (’03 Engineering) Engineer for Lockheed Martin • S Hunter (’03 CS) Bioinformatics, U of Idaho • B Duenas (‘02 CS) Programmer for Trancite Logic Systems • M George (’01 Math) Physician’s Assistant (Idaho State) • A Mann (‘00 Math) Visiting Assistant Professor, Colgate • A Davis (‘97 Math) Assistant Prof. at U of Nevada, Reno • J Jones (’00), A Wade (‘00), B Yowell (’00), K Chapmann (’04), E Smitchger (’05), F Hartman (’06), K Husler (’06), HS Teachers

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