The Department of Mathematics at the State University of New York College at Geneseo invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level (one in Mathematics Education and one in Statistics) beginning August 2014. Follow this link for more information.
Special Course Offerings
For Spring 2014 the department is offering a selection of three special topics courses. For more information about each one, select the links below:
Congratulations to the Class of 2013!
We have updated the Photo Gallery to include a few photos from the Math Department's Senior Dinner.
Congratulations to our 2013 Scholarship Winners!
Congratulations to each of the following students for being awarded Math Scholarships:
Andrew Samer, Sarah Ackerman, Cathryn Menarchem,
Michelle Barnum, Shannon Dorney, and Suraj Uttamchandani
(More photos in the Photo Gallery.)
Professor Towsley Honored Among Nation's Best
Gary Towsley, distinguished teaching professor of mathematics, is among the country's top undergraduate professors named in The Princeton Review's new guidebook "The Best 300 Professors."
"To be honest, I'm not surprised to hear about Gary's selection as one of the country's best," said Provost Carol Long. "His reputation as a consummate scholar is well-known on our campus, and I frequently hear from students about the impact he has on their learning, both inside and outside of the classroom."
In its profile of Towsley, The Princeton Review editors cited his "ability to account for the varying levels of skill and understanding in his classes by trying to challenge those who already understand the material, while simultaneously being patient and supportive with those who feel they are lost."
Learn more about Towsley’s recognition.
Join the conversation on SUNY Geneseo’s Facebook page.
Pi in the Face for Autism
Invite your professors and friends to participate in this year's event.
In the past four years, we were able to raise over $1500 for Autism Speaks by giving students the opportunity to throw a pie in the face of their professors, coaches, and administrators. There are some pictures from the events in the Photo Gallery. Thanks to everyone who has helped with this wonderful event!
The Calculus Around You
Here is an interesting story on NPR: "In her new book, The Calculus Diaries, writer Jennifer Ouellette describes the development of calculus, from Archimedes to Newton, and shows how calculus is a part of everyday life -- from amusement park rides and Vegas craps tables, to dieting and figuring out gas mileage."
Library Resources for Mathematics
Bonnie Swoger from the Milne staff has put together some interesting resources for Math majors and faculty.
Take a look at Library Resources for Mathematics.
Why should I study math?
This is a very good question! And there are lots of very good answers. Follow these links to learn some of them:
Why do math?
When will I use math?
Careers in Mathematics
According to the Wall Steet Journal's "Best Occupation" rankings, Mathematician is #1.
Also, Actuary and Statistician are second and third, respectively.
"Headlines & Deadlines for Students"
The American Mathematical Society invites you to sign up for "Headlines & Deadlines for Students," a free monthly email service that includes news, links to helpful resources, and deadlines for applications for fellowships and grants, meeting registrations, and more. Each email news or deadline item links to a site for details, or to more information on the "Headlines & Deadlines for Students" web page. Follow the link above for more information.