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Mathematics and Computer Science
Concepts and techniques of mathematics and computer science play a vital role in everyday life. The curriculum and other activities of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science reflect this.
Using conceptual and analytical skills gained in upper-level math courses, our students are well prepared for careers and advanced study in a number of fields. Students also find natural collaborations among the sciences and with art and communication technologies.
Our computer science program gives students the practical tools they need for advanced study and an increasing variety of careers, including computer programming, web design, and software engineering. Concepts and techniques of mathematics and computer science play a vital role in a growing number of human activities. Through internships, our students prepare for the ever-changing nature of technology and computer science while providing learning tools to succeed in today’s hi-tech world.
A group of 45 first-year 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 university-level 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.
- <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2359-alec-bruns-17"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,640,960/35536_alec.rev.1486674249.jpg" alt="Alec Bruns ’17" title="Alec Bruns ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,640,960/35536_alec.rev.1486674249.jpg 2x" data-max-w="640" data-max-h="960"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p> “I left my internship with so much more knowledge in many concepts.”</p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="/live/profiles/2359-alec-bruns-17">Alec’s Internship gave him a direct path to his career.</a>
- <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/611-mark-guttman"><img src="/live/image/gid/54/width/242/height/242/crop/1/27647_unknown.rev.1440528525.jpeg" alt="Mark Guttman" title="Mark Guttman" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="345" data-max-h="400"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p> “The faculty at Lake Forest made a positive impact on my life that I attribute much of my success to and which I will forever be grateful for.”</p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="/live/profiles/611-mark-guttman">Mark Guttman ’12 is a senior software engineer at Rosenthal Collins Group, LLC.</a>