Claremont Center for the Mathematical Sciences (CCMS)
In April 2007 the mathematics faculty of the Claremont Consortium proposed setting up the Claremont Center for the Mathematical Sciences (CCMS) to promote collaborative research and creative teaching among the institutions of the Consortium. On Jan. 30, 2008, the Academic Deans Committee (ADC) approved the establishment of the CCMS with the proviso that there is a lead institution to provide a home for CCMS. The Claremont Graduate University (CGU) agreed to be the lead institution for CCMS and, on that basis the CCMS became an approved operation of the Claremont Consortium.
Until CCMS has a staff, the department chairs and a few others have offered support on a volunteer basis in writing proposals and searching for sponsored research projects. A CCMS web site was constructed to improve communication within the Consortium, to advertise CCMS to the outside world, and to support the math initiatives underway.
There are several areas of concentration which are a natural for CCMS initiatives, areas for which Claremont is well-known. These areas are: Quantitative and Computational Life Sciences, Mathematics in Industry, Financial Engineering and Mathematics, Mathematics/Science Education, and Decision Science. CCMS was successful in attracting a sponsored research project in Financial Mathematics (from Fair Isaac Corporation), which was carried out during the spring semester 2008. Supported by a grant from the Blais Challenge Fund, three summer research projects involving CGU and undergraduate faculty and students were carried out in the summer of 2008. In the spring of 2008 a large proposal for research funds was submitted to the NSF. The CCMS Executive Committee is currently considering a number of diverse math proposals for events in the academic year 2008-09.
>> find out more at the CCMS website
The CCMS website provides ample information from seminars (covering almost every field in Mathematical Sciences) to free foods (sometimes :) ). Visit the CCMS website at http://ccms.claremont.edu and get connected to the Claremont College's math community, one of the largest mathematical groups in California!