
On Sums of Consecutive Triangular Numbers, a mathematics research paper coauthored by Dipika Subramaniam ’21 and Associate Professor of Mathematics Enrique Treviño, was published in the journal Integers in April 2020.

Physics and math doublemajor John LaPonte ’20 landed a job weeks before graduation with a Chicagoarea company that is developing automation machinery for the COVID19 vaccine.

Associate Professor of Mathematics Enrique Treviño appeared on the Lathisms podcast, a mathematics organization that is dedicated to providing a platform for Latin American and Hispanic mathematicians that work in the US.

Mikita Zhylinski ’20 published a paper in the mathematics journal Involve with Associate Professor of Mathematics Enrique Treviño.

Lake Forest College’s data science program is featured in the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition’s
2019 Talent Index. “Lake Forest launches new data science program” can be found on page six of the newsletter.

Business major Kotch Mmopi ’20 is studying and interning in London with the AIFS program

Associate Professor of Mathematics Enrique Treviño participated in the IbernoAmerican Mathematical Olympiad as coach of the Mexican team, winning third place out of the 23 countries that participated. That same week, he was honored by Lathisms, an organization dedicated to honoring mathematicians of the Hispanic and Latinx communities.

Ernest H. Volwiler Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the Department of
Mathematics and Computer Science DeJuran Richardson gave the keynote address at the 2019 Pipeline into Biostatistics symposium held at the Harvard University T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Enrique Treviño appears in the September 2019 issue of
Notices of the American Math Society as one of the showcased Latin/Hispanic mathematicians working in the US.

A group of 45 firstyear students participated this summer in the 2019 Richter Scholar program conducting collaborative research with faculty from diverse disciplines, including art, biology, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, religion, communication, and finance.

Six Lake Forest students participated in the 2018 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition—considered to be the most prestigious universitylevel mathematics competition in the world.

Associate Professor of Mathematics Enrique Treviño attended the European Girls Mathematical Olympiad held in Kiev, Ukraine as the deputy leader of the Mexican team, which ranked tenth among the 50 teams.

Lauren Giurini ’20 is a Mathematics and Neuroscience major studying in Malta.


Associate Professor of Mathematics Enrique Treviño was interviewed by a Texas radio station’s “Science Studio” program. In the 26minute interview, Treviño discussed his work, his fascination with numbers, and his connections to the Southwest. Listen here.

A paper written by Associate Professor of Mathematics Enrique Treviño and three Richter Scholars recently appeared in Elemente der Mathematik, a peerreviewed scientific journal published by the European Mathematical Society.

Noel Orwothwun ’19, who is majoring in Economics and with minors in Computer Science and Entrepreneurship and Innovation, is studying at the University of Oxford in England.

This summer, three Lake Forest College students work to ensure the VirtualSpace, located in the Donnelley and Lee Library on Middle Campus, is ready for the fall semester.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Enrique Treviño attended the 2018 European Girls Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) from April 9–15 in Florence, Italy as the leader of the Mexican team.

Katherine Beall ’18 earned first place and Lauren Bell ’18 an honorable mention to land a onetwo Forester punch at the 2018 Midwest Economics Association undergraduate paper competition.

Lake Forest College students placed first among Illinois teams at the Spring 2018 Intersectional Collegiate Mathematics Competition, a meeting of the Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan Sections of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), on March 23–24, 2018 at Valparaiso University.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Enrique Treviño won a 2017 Emma and Dick Lehmer prize given to the favorite talks of the West Coast Number Theory Conference.

The Chicago Tribune recently published a story on the increased interest in science fields at Lake Forest College.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Enrique Treviño and Ugur C. Cengiz ’17, together with Paul Pollack of the University of Georgia, had a paper accepted for publication in a specialized mathematics peerreviewed journal.

These students are knocking out a full semester of calculus in just one month. Way to plan ahead!

Studying music’s connection with humans and the mind is helping two students get a head start on their preparation for graduate school. By working personally with a professor to prepare a new class, Haley Bader ’20 and Timothy Nichin ’20 are learning skills for their futures in higher education.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Enrique Treviño translated Cuban Mathematical Olympiads, originally authored by Robert Bosch and published by XYZ Press. The book consists of the problems and solutions from the Cuban Mathematical Olympiads from 2001 to 2016 (excluding 2002). The translation work included adding new solutions.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Enrique Treviño attended the sixth European Girls Mathematical Olympiad as the Deputy Leader of the Mexican team.

Margaret Fortman gave a talk titled “Image Processing and Restoration under Atmospheric Turbulence” at the 96th annual Illinois Math Sectional Meeting held in the College of Dupage on March 31 and April 1 of 2017.

Notes from Abroad is a new feature on the OffCampus Programs website, in which we highlight small snippets of a student’s experience. This week’s feature is from Finn Bunta ’18 a Political Science major and minor in Legal Studies and Math is currently studying abroad with SIT Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans (Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo).

If his younger brother hadn’t completed his last year of high school as a foreign exchange student at Lake Forest Academy, Joshua Spreng ’17 of Switzerland likely never would have discovered Lake Forest College.

David Yuen, professor of mathematics, has published “Computations of Spaces of Paramodular Forms of General Level,” in the Journal of the Korean Mathematical Society (2016).

Professor of Mathematics David Yuen gave a research talk titled “Antisymmetric Borcherds Products” at the conference “Moduli Spaces and Modular Forms” at the Oberwolfach Institute for Mathematics in Germany, in April 2016.

Professor of Mathematics David Yuen presented his research talk, “Modularity of the Abelian Surface of Conductor 277,” at the workshop “Modular Forms and Curves of Low Genus” at the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) at Brown University.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Enrique Treviño has been busy: He had three papers accepted for publication, spoke at conferences about math at California State University–Chico, and at the University of Georgia, and taught a program called Awesome Math.

Six mathminded students took a road trip with Assistant Professor of Mathematics Enrique Treviño to attend the 2015 M and M Conference (Math and More!) at St. Olaf College in Minnesota.

Alexis Yusim ’15 found a good career fit for her liberal arts education—weeks before Commencement.

Notes from Abroad is a new feature on the OffCampus Programs website, in which we highlight small snippets of a student’s experience. This week’s feature is from Scott Mason, a computer science major and Asian studies minor participating in the ACM Japan program.

Professor of Mathematics David Yuen has published another article about cusp forms, this one titled “Paramodular Cusp Forms,” in the journal The Mathematics of Computation in March 2015.

Charles “CJ” Black ’16 has landed a prestigious internship with a global trading firm, thanks to skills and a list of professional contacts he is building at Lake Forest.

Charles “CJ” Black ’16 has landed a prestigious internship with a global trading firm, thanks to skills and a list of professional contacts he is building at Lake Forest.

These modular forms, also known as Borcherds Products, were the subject of Professor of Mathematics David Yuen’s latest mathematics research article, titled “Borcherds Products Everywhere,” which was published in the Journal of Number Theory in January 2015.

The College is looking for a new tenuretrack computer science professor. Interested in working with students on research? Read more about the position
here.

Professor of Mathematics David Yuen was invited by Lake Forest alum and North Central College math professor Neil Nicholson ’02 to be the featured endoftheyear speaker for the North Central Math Circle lecture series at North Central College, on April 29, 2014. Yuen’s talk, titled “Topology of a World,” was followed by a group math exercise led by Yuen.
The event was funded by a grant obtained by Nicholson from the Mathematics Association of America.

Joao Cassamano ’15, a native of Angola, Africa, currently is completing his third consecutive summer of
research, this time as an
intern at a university of science and technology in Aachen, Germany.

Marina Rawlings ’17 and Kevin Kupiec ’17 learned how to make letters of the alphabet this summer for their
Richter Scholar project—only it wasn’t as easy as it sounds.

Professor Enrique Treviño’s paper “The primes that Euclid Forgot” coauthored with Paul Pollack from the University of Georgia was published in the May issue of the
American Mathematical Monthly, the most widely read mathematics journal in the world.

Professor of Mathematics David Yuen gave an invited talk titled “Paramodular Forms and Borcherds Products” at the International Conference on Explicit Theory of Automorphic Forms held at Tongji University in Shanghai, China, in March. Prof. Yuen, the only American among researchers from China, Germany, Japan, Britain, Australia, India, and France, gave the opening speech at this weeklong conference. Prof. Yuen is the recipient of the Trustee Award for Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership for the 201213 school year.

Professor
David Yuen gave an invited talk titled “Modularity in Degree Two” at the weeklong “Curves and Automorphic Forms” workshop at Arizona State University in March. This workshop was also part of the huge
LMFDB project, a database of Lfunctions, modular forms, and related objects funded by the NSF and other agencies.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Enrique Treviño helped coach a team of high school students from the Mexican state of Chihuahua to a first place finish in the XXVII Mexican Mathematical Olympiad in late November.

Thirteen Lake Forest students participated in what is considered by many to be the most prestigious and toughest math competition in the world.

Who needs to hire a software development company if you’ve got the programmers already on campus? The OffCampus Study Programs department was in need of some new software this year and Dr. Craig Knuckles’ computer science senior seminar students stepped up to the plate.

For two weeks this summer, Assistant Professor of Art Tracy Taylor, Caitlyn Pickens ’11, and Anica Lin ’13 taught computer animation, including necessary art, math, creative writing, science, and computer skills, to middle schoolers on the Pine Ridge Reservation, located in one of the nation’s poorest neighborhoods.

Students in
Professor Bob Holliday’s First Year Studies course, Robots, Termites, Bits, and Bytes, developed their own programs that directed LEGO robots they built to deliver various messages to several professors’ offices in Young Hall.

Ornis Mala ‘11 develops a new database as Lake Forest College enters a newer world of technology. A new database developed by the student helps the College keep track of all the equipment lending, charges, projects and much more, and makes it easier for faculty to make project requests.

Select faculty at Lake Forest College worked with teachers at Waukegan middle schools to study the gender differences in their math and science classes, both in learning styles and achievement. They then introduced new pedagogies to enhance learning and interest more girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) careers.

Lake Forest College announces that this year’s Volwiler lecturer will be
Sidney Nagel, the SteinFreiler Distinguished Service Professor of Physics at the University of Chicago. His lecture, “The Life and Death of a Drop: Topological Transitions and Singularities in Fluids,” will take place at the Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel on Oct. 27 at 8:00 p.m.