The AU Math Club: “Off on a tangent”
The AU Math Club is an informal organization consisting of faculty and students from a variety of disciplines who are interested in mathematics, computer science, and related fields. Math and Computer Science club events are open to everyone and include presentations, competitions, and game nights. Annual events include the Mathematics Forum, the Integration Bee, the Pi-day celebration, and the Math Club Picnic.
The Seaway Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
Each fall and spring, the MAA Seaway Section holds meetings that focus on undergraduate- and graduate-level mathematics. A highlight of each meeting is the student talk session which features students speaking about their research or interests. Through funding and transportation provided by the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science, mathematics majors have the opportunity to attend or present talks at Seaway meetings. View more information about the MAA Seaway Section.
The Reynolds Prize in Mathematics
The Reynolds Prize is awarded annually to the student or students who have demonstrated the greatest overall achievement in mathematics in one or more areas such as participating in Division activities, problem solving and competition, communicating mathematics, and academic excellence. Recipients of the Reynolds Prize receive a substantial cash award, have their names added to a memorial plaque, which hangs in the Math Common Room in Myers Hall, and are publicly cited at Honors Convocation in April.
The W. Varick Nevins III and Lillian Texiere Nevins Prize in Mathematics
The Nevins/Texiere Prize in Mathematics is awarded annually to an outstanding mathematics student. The W. Varick Nevins III Prize was first awarded in 1968 in memory of Varick Nevins ('32), former AU student and professor of mathematics.In 1987, a few years after the death of Varick’s wife, Lillian Texiere Nevins ('37), the award was renamed. Recipients of the Nevins/Texiere Prize receive a small cash award, have their names added to a memorial plaque, which hangs in the Math Common Room in Myers Hall, and are publicly cited at Honors Convocation in April.
Competitions and Olympiads
With sufficient interest, the Division recruits a faculty representative recruits members for national and local mathematics competitions. For instance, in recent years, Alfred University students have competed in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition and the University of Rochester Math Olympiad. Contact your favorite mathematics professor for more information.
The W. Varick Nevins III High School Mathematics Competition
The Nevins Competition was first held in 1968 in memory of Varick Nevins ('32), former AU student and professor of mathematics, and is hosted by the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science on the first Friday of each November. Any high school student may participate in the competition which consists of a 75-minute, 30-question multiple-choice exam written by the members of the mathematics faculty. Awards include scholarships to AU and cash prizes for top individual scorers and an engraved plaque for the top team score. Mathematics students customarily volunteer to assist with the administration of the exam.
- Competition Summary
- The Anatomy of a Math Competition, a published article by Joseph Petrillo, Professor of Mathematics at Alfred University.
Drop-in Tutoring in Mathematics
The Center for Academic Success recruits some of our best students to peer-tutor most 100- and 200-level mathematics courses. Students who are having trouble with homework simply walk in for help. Contact your favorite mathematics professor if you are interested in becoming a peer tutor.
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