Redefining the Classroom

Senior Projects/Research

Students in mathematics regularly participate in faculty-supervised competitions, including the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition and the Alma College Michigan Autumn Take Home Challenge. Students are also offered the chance to participate in a variety of individualized “special topics” experiences during the course of their undergraduate careers. Students in the non-education degree programs are expected to complete some type of senior-level research or applications project, again under the direct supervision of a departmental faculty member.

Women in Computer Science

There are many opportunities for women today in computer science! To help prepare young women for careers in computer science, students attend the biennial Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing Conference. MICWIC is part of a nationwide effort to inspire women to enter computer science professions.

LSSU is also a member of the National Center for Women & Information Technology - Academic Alliance (NCWIT).

Students Dominique Taylor, left, and Lauren Rawson pose with Microsoft's Jennifer Marsman, a keynote speaker at the Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing Conference held in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Redefining the Classroom

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science encourages students to become active in organizations outside of the classroom. This not only allows you to learn more about your discipline, it provides social opportunities that will create longstanding friendships.

Andrew Davis, a senior from Gaylord, watches over his teammate Jordan Warzecha's shoulder as they compete in a recent nationwide computing competition. Warzecha is a senior from Plymouth. Sponsored by the Association of Computing Machinery, the annual competition features colleges from across the country.