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The HWS Update

A paper coauthored by Assistant Professor Jocelyn Bell won the 2021 award for best expository mathematical writing. “Consider Hathaway’s classical dog-and-duck problem: if a swimming dog heads directly toward a swimming duck, what is the path taken by the dog?” This is the starting point of “The Slippery Duck Theorem,” a paper coauthored by Assistant

Peggy Wagner ’21 Lands Post at Liberty Mutual Insurance Economics major and mathematics minor Peggy Wagner ’21 accepted a position with Liberty Mutual Insurance. As an associate in the analyst development program, Wagner will use quantitative evidence to help guide her work. She previously held an internship with the company. Wagner believes her participation in

A graduate student in atmospheric and oceanic sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ian Beckley ’20 was recognized with the Schwerdtfeger Award for academic achievement. Ian Beckley ’20 is the 2021 recipient of the Schwerdtfeger Award, given to a graduate student in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences who has performed

Brian Hoffman ’21 accepts position on Leads Generation team at IHS Markit. Graduating cum laude in economics, Brian Hoffman ’21 will start a post-graduate position at IHS Markit as an associate sales specialist in their Graduate Program for Financial Services later this month. He will work with the company’s Leads Generation team in Manhattan. IHS

“HWS research students are not laboratory assistants; they are co-investigators into our unknown world. They design experiments, collaborate within their labs, with other labs on campus often from other departments, and with labs at other institutions. Thanks to the Sherman Fairchild Foundation’s support and other ongoing initiatives, we anticipate the number of research students on campus this summer to reach an all-time high,” says Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Affairs Joe Rusinko.

Isabelle Foisy ’22 begins a finance internship at the mathematics computing software company in May. At MathWorks, which specializes in data analytics and simulation, economics major Isabelle Foisy ’22 is looking forward to a “comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of finance and how it fits into business operations.” MathWorks, which develops mathematical computing software for scientists,

Gina Perini ’95, the Chair of the Board of Directors and CEO of Somos Inc., was named the winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2020 Award, New Jersey Program. Perini leads Somos, a top provider of registry management and data solutions that administers more than 800 million local and wireless telephone numbers

A new program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges is designed to support more inclusion of racially and ethnically underrepresented scholars in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The HWS Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will launch the STEM Scholars Program in the spring 2021 semester, offering opportunities for academic support and financial

In addition to taking classes, running for the Hobart cross country team, working multiple jobs and being involved with several clubs on campus, Jonathan Garcia ’23 found time in September to take part in the Great Cycle Challenge, a fundraiser for children’s cancer research. In total, he biked 600 miles and raised $3,525. Garcia learned

After two consecutive summers interning with Credit Suisse, Garrett McGowan ’21 has accepted an offer at the global investment bank, wealth management and financial services firm. In Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking Financial Institutions Group based in New York City, the economics and mathematics double-major will work in a range of areas, from mergers and acquisitions