Welcome back, Mathematics/Computer Science majors and friends,


We hope you are all safe and comfortable and ready to start the Fall term when it does start.


Please do make an effort to participate in the blog this year. We need a ‘critical mass’.


Free memberships in the New York Academy of Science for faculty AND students (http://www.nyas.org/). For mathematics or computer science or physics activities, look under Topics on the right, click on Physical Sciences & Engineering.

You may contact Ed Herran (x6055) for assistance or go to http://www.nyas.org/promotions/member/form_suny.html. You need to use your purchase college email.


Postings often are ‘math (or cs) in the news’. Consider this recent New York Times story, perhaps not aimed to us, on math education: http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/26/do-we-need-a-new-way-to-teach-math/?scp=1&sq=math%20education&st=cse

What do you think?


For me, another mathematics AND computing story that should be covered in the news or is implicitly in the news is the improved state of weather prediction. If you find something or can put something together, please make a posting.


See you next week.