Mathematics & Statistics at Kenyon
Kenyon’s mathematics program blends theoretical ideas and methods, the modeling of real-world situations, and the statistical analysis of data. Members of the mathematics faculty are at the forefront of such innovative programs as mathematical biology and work closely with students on research projects.
Kenyon ranks eighth in the country (and ahead of every Ivy) for the proportion of STEM grads to earn a doctorate in a STEM field.
75students a year pursue College-funded research projects in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences.
Kenyon 360: Science and Math
Get an insider's view of the S'Quad, the bustling home of Kenyon's math and science departments.
$1Mgrant from the the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The grant is one of several that Kenyon scientists have earned to foster a more inclusive and diverse scientific community.
Surprises at Infinity
Our intuitions about sets, numbers, shapes and logic break down in the realm of the infinite. We will discuss what infinity is, how it has been viewed through history, why some infinities are bigger than others and how a finite shape can have an infinite perimeter. Expect a math course unlike any you have ever taken.
Software and System Design
A central component of this course is a semester-long team project which engages students in the analysis, design, implementation and documentation of a major applied project. Students work to solve a real-world problem faced by organizations in the surrounding community (including Gambier, Knox County and beyond).
Statistics in Sports
Stats and sports are deeply intertwined. In this course, students examine questions including: Are there unusual patterns in the performance of “steroid sluggers” like Barry Bonds or pitchers like Roger Clemens? What’s the impact of a penalty kick in soccer? How important is “home field advantage” in football?
History of Mathematics in the Islamic World
Some of the most fundamental notions in modern mathematics have their roots in the Islamic world, such as the modern number system, the fields of algebra and trigonometry, and the concept of algorithm. This course unites math with history and social science, bringing history and religion into the mathematical mix.
Join the department for fun activities, math talks and socializing from 3:10 to 4 p.m. every Monday during the semester.