News and Activities

Here you can find information about various activities, awards, and other items of interest. Also check out some pictures from various departmental events in the Photo Gallery .

 



 

Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

We have updated the Photo Gallery to include a few photos from the Math Department's Senior Dinner.

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Students Acknowledged in Math Magazine

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 our 2013 Scholarship Winners!Scholarship Winners 2013

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.)

 


Congratulations to the Class of 2013!

We have updated the Photo Gallery to include a few photos from the Math Department's Senior Dinner.

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In the four years, we have been 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!

 

 

 



 

Professor Towsley Honored Among Nation's Best

TowsleyGary 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." Best300

"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.

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Students participate in math REUs

Several math majors participated in Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs across the country during the summer. These programs give students a chance to experience what mathematical research is like. Patrick Daniels and Kaitlyn Ferguson attended the REU at North Carolina State University. Jessica Guise represented us at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Emmy Petty went to Virginia Tech, and Wilson Cheung went to Penn State. To find out more information about REUs and hear about some of these students' experiences, join us at our PRISM meeting on Wednesday, October 3, at 5:30 in Fraser Study Area. You can also find more information at the NSF REU or AMS REU websites.

 


 

Student presents at Mathfest 2012

Rising senior Wilson Cheung attended the 2012 annual summer meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, Mathfest. At this meeting of 1,500 mathematicians in Madison, Wisconsin, Wilson presented his research titled "On uniform bounds for rational points on quadratic rational curves and thin sets" and was awarded a prize of $150 from Pi Mu Epsilon (PME), a national mathematics honors society, for the quality of his mathematics and presentation. His paper on the subject, co-authored with Dr. Rault, will appear soon in the Journal of Algebra and Number Theory Academia.

 


 

Mathematics majors study abroad!

During the 2011-2012 academic year, senior Kirill Lazebnik spent a semester in the Math in Moscow program and senior Samuel Cohn spent a year in the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics program. In the fall of 2012, senior Wilson Cheung will be attending the Mathematics Advanced Study Semesters at Penn State University, while many of our math majors will be studying abroad in general study abroad programs. For more information on these programs, see Dr. Patrick Rault.

 


 

Congratulations to our 2012 Scholarship Winners!Scholarship Winners 2012

Congratulations to each of the following students for being awarded Math Scholarships:


Patrick Daniels, Thomas Fisher, Jessica Guise, Kaitlin Keller,
Megan Milana, Anh Tran, and Suraj Uttamchandani

(More photos in the Photo Gallery.)

 


Congratulations to the Class of 2012!Seniors 2012

We have updated the Photo Gallery to include a few photos from the Math Department's Senior Dinner.

 

 

 

 


 

Study abroad in mathematics!

In the Fall of 2010, juniors Jeff Singer and Michael Cerchia, attended the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics program. In the Fall of 2011, senior Kirill Lazebnik is attending the Math in Moscow program. During the entire 2011-2012 academic year, senior Samuel Cohn will be attending the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics program. For more information on these programs, see Dr. Patrick Rault.

 


Students attend Mathfest 2011

Two rising seniors, Jeff Singer and Kirill Lazebnik, attended the 2011 annual summer meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, Mathfest. At this meeting of 1,400 mathematicians in Lexington, Kentucky, Kirill presented their research on "Intersecting Hyperbolas and Ellipses."

 


Congratulations to the Class of 2011!Math Seniors 2011

We have updated the Photo Gallery to include a few photos from the Math Department's Senior Dinner.

 

 



 


Congratulations to our 2011 Scholarship Winners!Scholarships small

Congratulations to each of the following students for being awarded Math Scholarships:
Kaitlyn Gayvert, Kaitlin Keller, Kirill Lazebnik,
Sarah Schaefer, Wanting Shao, and Jeff Singer

(More photos in the Photo Gallery.)