Dec. 22, 2015—As I looked around on the first day of class Math 2500: Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra, thirty-nine other kids sat in the chairs in the classroom in Stevenson 1. By the time of the final exam, eighteen remained. This is the story of the first semester of the best math class offered in freshman year, called Math 2500, taught by the legend who is Professor Bruce Hughes.
Oct. 12, 2015—Hi! What’s your name? I’m Sophie from Dallas, Texas, and I’m a member of Vandy’s Class of 2019! I’m now FINISHED (get it? because I’m GRADUATED) with a math major, violin performance minor, completed premed track (Y’all it’s FUN!), and a series of Honors Seminars as part of being a Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholar in the College...
Jan. 15, 2013—Readers, I am afloat on a sea of weirdness. I am taking a break from “homework” to write this blog, and my confusion stems from the nature of this work. I’m…reading a book. Just reading it. Not taking notes on the equations or reading a chapter in preparation for a problem set, just reading it...
Aug. 4, 2012—Since summer has leached away my ability to accomplish tasks in a prompt or timely manner (I DON’T REGRET IT), my early summer idea to post a list of the books I read over break was snapped up by fellow blogger Victoria “Shakespeare” Barner. Undeterred, however, I’m pressing on for your sake, readers.
Mar. 26, 2012—For better or for worse, there are a lot of indicators that I’m becoming an upperclassman (see Figure 1). I have a lot of (sometimes unwanted) responsibilities in ROTC, I’m finding myself considering leadership in multiple school organizations, and my schoolwork is maturing from problem sets to more design and analysis-based projects.
Jan. 24, 2012—I'm not sure if I've at all mentioned that I'm a Mechanical Engineering and Math double major. Now, then. The price of these two excellent majors is that every semester feels the same: engineering and math until I've actually forgotten how to speak English coherently (this blog is my only outlet for such language).