Department Chair

  • Edwin Rogers, Ph.D.
    Professor of Mathematics
    Roger Bacon Hall 444
    (518) 783-2392
    rogers@siena.edu

Math Events at Siena

The Math Speaker Series

The Math Colloquium is a series of talks for undergraduates given each semester by faculty from Siena and other colleges and universities in the area. The talks introduce students to new ideas and tools not otherwise seen in the curriculum. Titles and Abstracts from recent talks available on the Math Speaker Series page. 

Pi Mu Epsilon Math Honor Society

Siena is home to the Alpha Epsilon chapter of the National Math Honor Society Pi Mu Epsilon. Members are chosen based on academic performance and inducted each spring. The induction includes a banquet and a keynote address from a local mathematical luminary. On March 15, 2013, Emily Case, Corinne delaGorgendiere, Anderson Da Silva Duraes, Yomary Rodriguez, and Francesca Romano were inducted. The keynote address was given by Siena professor, Dr. Sue Hurley.

From left to right: Emily Casey, Yomary Rodriguez, Dr. Sue Hurley, Francesca Romano, and Anderson Da Silva Duraes.

Fourth Grade Math Conference

Nine Siena students (led by Christina Andromidas and Dr. Matthews) worked with local fourth graders between Jan 24 and March 21 to prepare them for their own math conference held at their school on March 21, 2013.

Yomary Rodriguez (2014) guides local fourth graders. 

From left to right: Yomary Rodriguez, Kristen Nersesian, Renia Yoanidis, Christina Andromidas, Jessica Terrana, and Mr. Jim Matthews.

Siena Hosts the American Mathematics Competition

More than 70 middle school and high school students converged on campus on February 20, 2013 to participate in the AMC 10/12.

Local students complete the 2013 AMC 10/12 exam.

The Monthly Problem Challenge

Each month Professor Javaheri posts a new, challenging math problem on the notice board across from the Math Library. The questions cover topics from the curriculum and typically require a unique or clever observation to solve.

Game Night

At least once per term, students and faculty gather for an evening of strategy games (Set, Hex, Blockus, Chess, etc.) and brain-teaser puzzles. Powered by pizza, the group solves challenging puzzles and puts their strategic thinking to the test. Approximately 25 students attended the recent Game Night on April 16, 2013. 

Ricochet Robots grandmasters!

The Annual Siena Integration Bee

Each spring the Math Department hosts the Siena Integration Bee. Over three rounds (and many, many integrals), students and faculty put their skills to the test. The photo below shows the triumphant winners from 2012. The 2013 winners were Catherine Kober, Gili Rusak, and Dr. Darren Lim. 

2012 Integration Bee Winners: (from left to right)  Patrick Bunk (3rd), Cory delaGorgendiere (3rd),
Chan Tran (2nd), Jingya Gao (1st)