Combining a strong traditional mathematics major with opportunities for
student research, a very successful secondary education program, and
preparation in applied mathematics and statistics, the Department of Mathematics is
committed to helping each Geneseo student achieve his or her goals,
both before and after Geneseo.
SUNY Geneseo is hosting the Spring 2016 Meeting of the Seaway Section of the Mathematical Association of America. Please visit www.geneseo.edu/seaway for more information.
Requesting Overloads for Math Courses
All overloads of multi-section courses must go through the Math Department Office.
To request an overload for a math course that has reached maximum capacity, complete the online Overload Request Form, which will be available here after April 15.
If a course is filled to capacity, students are encouraged to take other math courses needed in the major. Overload requests will be considered based on highest need.
If other sections of the same course are still open, no overloads will be considered.
If classes are currently at their capacity and a student is deemed to have time to take a course in a later semester, their request will be denied.
Congratulations to our Students!
Math majors Jane Coons, Rayanne Luke, Jack Jenkins, and Doug Knowles attended the national meeting of the Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics, which was held in conjunction with the Mathematics Association of America's regional Intermountain Section meeting. At this conference, they won a first place prize in the Math Jeopardy contest, and gave individual talks about their research with Professor Rault. Congratulations to Jane, Rayanne, Jack, and Doug!
Congratulations to the Class of 2015!
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."
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."
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.