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Rain. Should I run or walk?
Believe it or not, this a question that has been debated for quite some time. According to the Norwegian meterological institute (warning: unless you can speak Norwegian, you probably will not get a lot of information from this link), it is best to run. According to Mythbusters, it was at first considered best to walk (episode 1), then re-evaluated and determined it's best to run (episode 38). Meanwhile community question & answer sites such as mathoverflow.net went so far as to question whether this was even a valid mathematical question.
Better yet, Mathematics Magazine also published "Keeping Dry: The Mathematics of Running in the Rain" by Dank Hailman and Bruce Torrents, which concluded that one should run unless specific, ideal circumstances exists.
We won't take sides but rather encourage you to check out the links above and decide for yourself. If you're still uncertain, given the weather of late, here in Colorado, we recommend you check here.
Spotlight on AMS
Five of our own attended the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics (NCUWM) this year. A big congratulations especially goes out to Taylor Chott, Kownoon Her, Sujee Park and Sarah Verros. Each of these students presented posters at the conference. Kelsey Kalmbach, a presenter last year, was also able to attend.
The NCUWM is held each year and is open to outstanding undergraduate women mathematicians at all stages in their careers. The overall goal of the conference is to arm participants with knowledge, self-confidence, and a network of peers to help them become successful mathematicians.
A big way to go to each of these ladies who are well on their way in becoming successful majors and successful mathematicians!
Check out the opportunities inside AMS or Ask Us if you have any questions.