Congratulations to the two Roanoke College teams in the 2012 Mathematical Contest in Modeling!
The team of Ed Hrinya and Lizzi Ciskowski received a Meritorious rating, placing them in the top 2% of the 3697 teams entered from 16 different countries. The team of Katie Thornton, Kayla Klingensmith and Gabe Giersch received an Honorable Mention, placing in the top 20% of entries. This is the best two-team performance in the state of Virginia, matched regionally only by Duke!
Lizzi Ciskowski and Ed Hrinya
Gabe Giersch, Kayla K, and Katie Thornton
About the program
With classes that develop critical thinking skills and a range of advanced coursework, the mathematics program can be tailored to suit specific student interests and goals.
Why study math at Roanoke?
- Uncover the unexpected. When you ask math students about their department, you hear words like unexpected, team, family, community and fun.
- Be ready for anything. Because of their unique training in real-world problem-solving, Roanoke's math majors also describe themselves as superbly prepared to take on the challenges of graduate school and the workplace.
- Get serious. Math students meet regularly for tea and conversation, celebrate Pi Day every March 14 (or 3.14) and bring Elvis the Calculus Dog to campus. They also have competed in COMAP's Mathematical Contest in Modeling with impressive results-earning recognition as a top tier team and beating competition from thousands of universities, including ivy league schools like Harvard and Yale.
Explore math firsthand
There are many opportunities for firsthand learning in the math major:
Graduate school? Roanoke's math graduates have been accepted for graduate-level study at such schools as Clemson, Cornell, John Hopkins, North Carolina State and University of Virginia. Learn more.
Career? Roanoke's math students have a great track record of finding success in the job market. Recent grads are working at such places as Motorola, Merck Laboratories, U.S. Bureau of Census, Envision EMI, Mathematica Policy Research and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Learn more.
Dr. Fleenor, physics professor, hopes to further the College’s space research along with introducing students to the “awe-inspiring nature of the universe.”