Student Awards and Activities
Five students are nominated for membership in the Mathematical Association of America.
The department recognizes the outstanding first-year math students of the previous year at the fall picnic.
The E. R. Sleight Scholarships are awarded to entering students and to current majors in the department.
The J. R. Lancaster Award is presented to the student who best exemplifies the liberally educated mathematics or computer science student.
The E. R. Sleight Prize is awarded to the outstanding senior in the mathematical sciences.
The Ronald C. Fryxell Prize is awarded to the outstanding senior in computer science.
The Michigan Alpha chapter, established at Albion in 1937, of the mathematics honorary society Kappa Mu Epsilon promotes mathematical lectures, films, and social events.
Students participate in a variety of statewide and national competitions, including:
- Michigan Autumn Take-Home Challenge
- William Lowell Putnam Competition
- Mathematical Competition in Modeling
- Lower Michigan Mathematics Competition
- programming competition sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery.
Students attend and present papers at local, regional, and national forums, including:
- Departmental colloquia
- Undergraduate Conference in Mathematics at Miami University
- Undergraduate Conference in Mathematics at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
- Annual meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America