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 their goals, both before and after Geneseo.
Recent News and Events
Fall 2019 MAA Seaway Meeting
Geneseo Math students and faculty attended the fall 2019 MAA Seaway Section meeting in Ithaca, NY. Student presentations were given by Eric Piato, Molly Marshall, and Matthew Ficarra, and faculty presentations were given by Sedar Ngoma, Ahmad Almomani, Doug Baldwin, and Cesar Aguilar.
Dr. Ahmad Almomani wins Professor Recognition Award
Out of over 120 nominations, Dr. Ahmad Almomani received a 2019 Professor Recognition Award. "Your students appreciate you and all that you do for them; that's why they decided to submit a nomination due to your teaching technique, accessibility, and the connections you have created with your students." Congrats Professor Almomani!
Dr. Ahmad Almomani wins MAA Seaway Logo Competition
Dr. Ahmad Almomani has won the MAA Seaway Logo competition. Professor Almomani's logo was chosen out of seven entries. Professor Almomani explains that the boat represents the MAA, and the sea represents all science. In our sailing expedition as mathematicians for seeking the unknown, we always end up leaving a beautiful impression like Euler's equation.
ASA DataFest 2019
American Statistical Association (ASA)'s DataFest is a celebration of data in which undergraduate teams work around the clock to find and share meaning in a large, rich, and complex data set during a weekend. This year, four Geneseo students took part as a team in the DataFest at RIT. The team brought the second place award to Geneseo among other seven competitive teams in the category of Best in Show/Insights, mostly statistics or data science majors from RIT and UR participated. Only two teams got awards in this category. One of them is Geneseo's team, Newton's Knights, included four students, Ian Costley (Math/Physics), George Kuliner (Math/Economics), Tolulope Olatunbosun (Math), Salvador Galarza (Applied Math) and Isaac Burmingham (Physics).
Why should I study Mathematics?
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Careers in Mathematics