Engel, '13, Merges Interests for Research Project
Jacob Engel didn’t come to Albion College thinking his interests in mathematics and computer science would lead to an honors thesis about how he developed a variation of the game of Craps.
Engel’s only experience with gambling came from working on a high school production of Guys & Dolls. That changed when mathematics and computer science professor Mark Bollman presented his interest in probability during a 2010 fall semester honors course about the eight big ideas that shaped science.
A native of Warren, Engel stayed on campus last summer with funding from the College’s Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity to write the computer code and compile the probability for Craps using eight-sided dice as opposed to the usual six-sided dice familiar in the gaming industry.
Walker, '12, Works with VA to Evaluate PTSD Programs
I will be graduating from Albion in December of 2012, because I missed a semester while training for the Marines. Since I was in the military myself, I find it extremely rewarding to have the opportunity to help our country’s veterans. As part of my psychological science studies, I am currently involved in a summer internship at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Battle Creek, MI.
John Woell Appointed as New Associate Provost
Albion College is pleased to announce the appointment of John Woell as the College's associate provost. Woell comes to Albion from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he was assistant dean of the Lloyd International Honors College.
Alumnae Receive Fulbright Teaching Fellowships
Recent graduates Katie Kirsch, '12, and Sarah Julian, '09, are the latest in a streak of Albion graduate Fulbright winners. As 2012 recipients of Fulbright Teaching Scholarships, Kirsch heads to Rwanda in early 2013 to teach English, while Julian will teach English in Austria.