Meet Our Outstanding Seniors for 2010!
Mikael (Mik) Minier, who graduates with a B.S. in Biochemistry, a B.S. Mathematics, and a B.A. in Japanese, will start a Ph.D. program in Chemistry at MIT in the fall. There, Mik will have the opportunity to work with Steve Lippard, one of the world's leading bio-inorganic professors. Far from being a reclusive laboratory hermit, Mik is gregarious, open and friendly. Among other accomplishments at Pacific, he is a founding member of TriBenzene, a student organization dedicated to promoting interest and excellence in science in the K-12 grades. Mik is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a highly selective academic honor society, and winner of the Fred and Marguerite Early Undergraduate Research Award. (Mik is pictured here with College of the Pacific Dean Dr. Thomas Krise.)
Sven Cremer, our outstanding senior in Applied Mathematics, set a new standard of excellence in many of his mathematics courses: from Cryptography, where he completed projects that neither his classmates nor their predecessors could solve, to Numerical Analysis, where his current investigation into perturbations of planetary orbits closely approaches master's level work. Sven completed his Applied Mathematics major with a strong GPA while simultaneously earning a B.S. in Engineering Physics. He was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa this year. Sven is planning to pursue a graduate program in space science or nanotechnology. (Sven is pictured here with Dr. Caroline Cox (History) at the Phi Beta Kappa initiation.)
Student to Conduct Mathematical Research at Summer NSF Program
Michael Abram '11, will be participating in a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates funded by the National Science Foundation at Oregon State University, where he will conduct mathematical research for several weeks.
Pacific Math Club Hosts High School Math Contest
The Pacific Math Club hosted its first annual Pacific High School Math Contest on April 24, 2010. Students from five local high schools competed for individual honors in Geometry, Algebra II, Precalculus and Calculus. Awards were also given to the top three teams. For more information about participating in the Math Club, contact Chris Goff.