Story in the College of Arts & Sciences
Richard Scott '88
Associate Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
Seeing students understand the mathematical symmetry in nature is rewarding for math professor.
Math Professor Rick Scott works in the field of geometric group theory, studying algebraic objects called groups. It's a field focused on the mathematical analysis of symmetry, he says; having a technical understanding of the symmetry found in nature, for example, can illuminate solutions to all sorts of scientific and mathematical problems.
"And students here, because they're at a smaller school and able to work with professors directly, often go on to graduate school with research experience their peers lack."