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Sarah McRoberts

McRoberts Receives Google Fellowship

Ph.D. student Sarah McRoberts is a '14 Luther alum who has received a 2017 Google Ph.D. Fellowship in Human Computer Interaction. The fellowship is highly selective and recognizes outstanding graduate students doing exceptional work in Computer Science. Read the article from the University of Minnesota's College of Science and Engineering.

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Brad Miller, Luther College professor of computer science

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Data Science approved as newest major at Luther College

Touted as the "sexiest job of the 21st century" by Harvard Business Review, the Luther College Board of Regents unanimously approved data science as the newest major in the college's curriculum. Data science, the study of how to extract meaning from data, is an emerging area of work concerned with the collection, preparation, analysis, visualization, management and preservation of large collections of data and the information it provides.

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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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