Group picture of the Gates Scholars with Dr. Fanta Aw after breakfast with President Burwell.

Student Life ·

Gates Scholars Raise the Bar

Gates Millennium Scholarship recipients share their experiences with the program and their time at AU.
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Student in SIS building, in front of hallway and doors.

Achievements ·

First Generation, Next Generation: Yami Payano Organizes and Connects

The AUSG president is a winner of AU’s inaugural MLK Service Award.
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Data scientist standing in front of screen with data.

Mathematics ·

The Data Sciences: Five Things You Need to Know

People with the right skills and training, who can interpret complex data, are highly sought after and compensated in all sectors of the job market. Here are five things you should know about the Data Sciences.
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Research ·

Using Rank Order to Identify Complex Genetic Interactions

An American University assistant professor who researches in the area of mathematical biology and her colleagues show how ranking pathogen mutants can help scientists understand how mutants evolve to resist drug treatments.
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Math professor Jaime Miller with two students in front of a white board with math problems.

In the Community ·

Growing Minds: Local Kids Embrace Math Challenges at AU

AU math professors run a DC Math Circle for 5th-8th grade students.
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Student standing in front of blackboard with math equations in the background.

Achievements ·

Next Steps: AU Graduate Finds Herself Through Math and Dance

Fangfei Lan is now applying to PhD programs in applied mathematics.
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Science ·

Learnable Evolution Models: A Solution in Need of a Problem

Michael Krause studies oncological vaccine therapy through Learnable Evolution Models (LEM).
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Announcement ·

Celebrate Science and More: AU’s First STEAM Faire on Friday!

Solar System explosions, racing cockroaches, optical illusions, and an anatomy fashion show … science and the arts are coming to life at the new Don Myers Technology and Innovation Building on Friday, October 20, from noon to 4 p.m.
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Department Spotlight ·

New Majors and Programs Debut Fall 2017

For fall 2017, AU students can take advantage of a diverse group of new undergrad and graduate majors, minors, and tracks within the College of Arts and Sciences.
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The Schmidt arrangement for the square root of -2: the result of applying a certain collection of fractional linear transformations to a line in the complex plane.

Student Life ·

The DC Math Circle Opening This Fall at AU

AU holds math circles for elementary and middle schoolers where kids get together to discuss challenging problems of the sort that they are unlikely to encounter in school.
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