Math Major Claire Mitchell, '21, Clears First Actuarial Science Exam

Claire Mitchell, '21

Claire Mitchell, '21
Beyond the challenging coursework, getting a job in actuarial science requires passing a series of some of the most difficult professional examinations in the country. Albion College's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, which supports students in the extensive and expensive process of passing these tests, recently celebrated with Claire Mitchell, '21, after she passed the Society of Actuaries Probability Test.

After Nearly a Decade, the Computer Science Major Returns to Albion

Buket Aydas (left) and David Reimann, faculty members in Albion College's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Buket Aydas (left) and David Reimann, faculty members in Albion College's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

This fall, after an absence of almost 10 years, computer science returns to Albion College as a major. Citing a new campus environment and growing enrollment, officials saw this an ideal opportubnity to bring it back. "In today’s world, it’s an integral part of education.” said Provost Marc Roy. (Pictured left to right: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science faculty members Buket Aydas and David Reimann.)

Award-Winning Teacher Rick Straughen, '03, Finds His Home in the Classroom

Rick Straughen, Albion College Class of 2003

Rick Straughen, Albion College Class of 2003
Rick Straughen, '03, thought he was going into a career as a computer programmer. But he changed his mind at Albion College and is now impacting the lives of high school students in Michigan's Utica Community Schools as an award-winning computer science and math teacher.

Keith Moore Math Competition Equals Fun for Regional High Schoolers

W. Keith Moore Math Competition 2017, at Albion College


Students from seven high schools in southern Michigan recently got a day off from school to compete in Albion College's second annual W. Keith Moore Math Competition. The students competed both as individuals and teams, with pencil-and-paper quizzes, the "Pony Express" math relay, and even a math scavenger hunt that took them across campus.

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