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John Doorenbos

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Luther College senior Doorenbos selected to complete summer research on mathematical models for vaccinations

When a large enough portion of a community becomes vaccinated and eliminates the risk of a disease outbreak, that community gains herd immunity. John Doorenbos, Luther College senior from Grinnell, Iowa, has been selected to do collaborative research over the summer to formulate a mathematical model to understand what proportion of individuals in a community need to be vaccinated in order to gain herd immunity. His research focuses on how the particular structure of the community affects the proportion of immune individuals required.

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Brad Miller

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I want to be an archaeologist

Brad Miller, currently teaching a study-away trip in Malta, thinks he might want to be an archaeologist when he grows up. Read along to find out what Indiana Jones can teach us about problem solving and "learning in place."

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Brad Miller

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New perspective

Snippets from Brad Miller's time in Vietnam explore comfort zones, why it's important to push yourself outside them, and what we can gain from being a student (even after we've graduated).

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Kent Lee, Luther College professor of computer science

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Coding Bootcamp

Kent Lee, professor of computer science at Luther, talks in code. When you've taught web programming for almost 10 years, it's bound to happen. Coding Bootcamp discusses how Luther computer science courses help our graduates stay relevant in a changing tech world.

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