Mathematics Club

This year, the Math Club will be sponsoring a series of events; we do not expect to meet on a regular basis.
We are also expecting to form a chapter of ΠME (Pi Mu Epsilon), the Mathematics Honor Society. If you are interested in becoming a Charter Member of the Westfield State Chapter of ΠME, contact Profs. Jaiclin or Bardwell. (More on ΠME here)
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Fall semester:

  • "Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" Play, in Amherst. Sat, 9/22 1pm, and/or Sat 10/6, 1pm.
    Particularly for students in the Math Lit course.
  • Women In Mathematics In New England (WIMIN12) at Smith College, in Northampton, MA. Sat, 9/22.
    Plenary Talks on Combinatorics of RNA Viruses, and Desargues' role in Projective Geometry.
    Any women who are thinking about graduate school in mathematics should definitely attend.
  • Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston, Johiah McElheney exhibit. Tentative possible dates: Sat/Sun 9/29 & 30, or Sat/Sun 10/6 & 7.
  • NCTM Regional Conference in Hartford, CT. Weds, Oct 24- Fri, Oct. 26 [Note: Early Bird Registration deadline is 9/14, if we can register a group of five or more at once (?), each person gets $75 off].
    Particularly for Certification students.
  • MAA Northeast Sectional Meeting in Bridgewater, MA. Friday/Saturday November 16-17.
    The MATH 333 students will attend Friday, Nov. 16th for student presentations. Faculty presentations are mostly (entirely?) on Saturday, Nov. 17th. Also, Collegiate Mathematics Competition for undergrads!

Winter Break:

Spring Semester:

  • Museum of Mathematics, New York City. Dates not yet picked.
    This is a new museum dedicated solely to Mathematics, it will open in December 2012; we plan to visit in the first half of the Spring semester.
  • Annual Kick Ball/Wiffle Ball Grudge Match against Economics Club.
    Again, dates open, wait until weather is warmer.
  • Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference. Will be held at Williams College, Williamstown, MA. Saturday, April 6th [Notice: This is much earlier in April than this past year!]
    All Mathematics majors should consider going; this is a free conference with a wide range of talks, most of which you should understand and learns omething from. Upper-level students should seriously consider making a presentation. If you are interested in making a presentation, talk to any faculty member about it, and we can help you get set up.
    Conference website is not set up yet, but the Keynote is up on the Williams College events calendar:
  • MAA Northeast Section Meeting at Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT. Dates not announced yet.
    All of the past years' conferences have been held after Commencement, mostly in June.

The Purpose of the Math Club is to provide students opportunities, which broaden and enrich their participation in the world of mathematics. These opportunities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Intellectual activities such as a problem of the month, problem solving competitions, guest speakers, forums;
  • Campus social events;
  • Attendance and participation in conferences and seminars in mathematics and mathematics education;
  • Dissemination of information about internship programs, career opportunities, and graduate school;
  • Increased communication, camaraderie, and interaction between and among Mathematics majors, minors, and faculty;
  • Community projects that broaden the public's appreciation and understanding of the world of mathematics;
The club will pursue opportunities such as these to help students develop leadership skills, broaden their understanding of the role of mathematics in the world, develop a deeper understanding of the human aspect of mathematics, and develop a more informed perception of their place in the world of mathematics.

Full Constitution

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Picture Archive:
Boys And Girls Club (2000)
Graduation (2000)
Hudson River (1999)
Party (1999)
Math Club Photo (1998)