In the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing, progressive and classical curricular elements lead to an active understanding of the concepts, methods, and contexts of these disciplines. The division welcomes all students—science majors and nonmajors—and offers a diverse array of introductory and advanced courses to meet the needs, interests, and backgrounds of Bard’s students, including the innovative Citizen Science program for first-year students. In all courses in the division, learning comes from doing: working in the laboratory, using computers, posing and solving problems. Students acquire not only a body of fundamental knowledge in a field but also the habits of critical and creative thinking that are necessary components in all scientific activity.
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Studying in the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing
Bard Faculty and Students Discuss Their Work in Math and Science at Bard
The liberal arts education at Bard prepares students to excel in changing fields in the sciences and mathematics. Faculty work closely with small classes, giving students the opportunity as undergraduates to contribute to advanced research that goes on to publication and presentation at national meetings. With the Senior Project, Bardians pursue substantive, original work of their own choosing that equips them for graduate school, research positions, teaching, and industry jobs.
Kate Belin BA ’04, MAT ’05, “Rock Star” Teacher, Talks Teaching Gerrymandering with Chalkbeat
Teaching without an agenda is not something that concerns Kate Belin BA ’04, MAT ’05. “I do have an agenda. I want to see a national shift in how we teach math, what math is, and who has access to it,” Belin said in an interview with Chalkbeat
. In their role at the Bronx’s Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School, they continue to teach the mathematics of gerrymandering, “an especially relevant topic” today, and one that “will likely continue to be.” More >