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
Please Note: Open Registration Dates are January 2 – 14, and January 17 – 26, 2015. It is highly recommended that students rearrange their schedule, if possible, to get into open sections of math courses before requesting an overload. Transfer students register Jan. 15-16. All seats left will then be added back to the total available, so be watching for extra seats on January 17th. 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.
Finally, all overloads of multi-section courses must go through the Math Department Office. Please do not ask faculty for an overload.
To register for a math course that has reached maximum capacity, complete the form below:
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.Plan your course schedule accordingly.
We will be reviewing requests through January 23 and will notify youof the status of your request as soon as possible.
Special Course Offerings
For Spring 2015 the department is offering the following special topics course. For more information, please see the instructor or select the link to the course description:
James Ford (Class of 2014) and Marcus Elia (Class of 2016) attended Mathfest 2014, the annual summer meeting of the Mathematical Association of America. At this meeting of 1,500 mathematicians in Portland, Oregon, James presented his research titled "Mathematical Manipulatives from 3D Printing" and Marcus presented his research titled "The Collatz Conjecture". Marcus was given a speaking award of $150 by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) for the quality of his mathematics and presentation.
Congratulations to our Award and Scholarship Winners!
Congratulations to each of the following students for being awarded Math Scholarships for the 2014-2015 year:
Kwan Ho Lee, Jane Coons, Rayanne Luke, Doug Knowles, Marina Massaro, and Cathryn Menarchem
Also pictured are Putnam and Rochester Olympiad math competion awardees:
We have updated the Photo Gallery to include a few photos from the Math Department's Senior Dinner.
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!
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.