Address: Dept of Mathematics 323 South Hall SUNY Geneseo 1 College Circle Geneseo, NY 14454
Phone: 585-245-5384 Fax: 585-245-5128
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.
Requesting Overloads for Math Courses
If you are trying to register for a math course that has reached its maximum capacity, you should complete the "Overload Request Form".
Applications being accepted for Mathematics Department Scholarships
The Scholarship Committee of the Department of Mathematics at SUNY Geneseo is pleased to invite mathematics majors to apply for this year's departmental scholarships. Applicants should be current junior or sophomore math majors who will still be attending Geneseo during the 2014-2015 school year. These monetary awards are typically in the range of $500 to $1000, but the specific amounts have not yet been determined for this year.
These scholarships are available due to the generosity of friends and former faculty of the Mathematics Department. The list of scholarships along with the criteria can be found here. The Department has developed a common application that encompasses the criteria of the various awards so that a student needs to fill out only one form to be considered for all of the awards. Click on the link below to access the application.
The completed form, along with the additional documentation requested on the application, must be submitted to the Mathematics Department Office in South 323 by 4pm on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
Two Geneseo students, Alex Chichester (Class of 2014) and Patrick Daniels (Class of 2013) were recognized in Mathematics Magazine for submitting a correct solution to one of the problems posed in this MAA publication. They are mentioned on page 7 of this excerpt: Mathematics Magazine.
Congratulations to both Alex and Pat!
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
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.