Manhattan College Hosts Spuyten Duyvil Undergraduate Mathematics Conference on April 6

Conference offers undergraduates from tri-state region the chance to discuss mathematics with their peers.

Manhattan College will host the eighth annual Spuyten Duyvil Undergraduate Mathematics Conference on Saturday, April 6.

The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The majority of the lectures will be presented in Miguel Hall. Members of the media and the local community are welcome to attend.  

The conference is designed to offer undergraduates from the tri-state region the chance to participate in a professional mathematics meeting and to discuss mathematics with their peers. Many students will present short lectures or display posters.

"The conference is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to present mathematics either at the research or expository level,” said Matt Jura, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics. "Many mathematics conferences focus either on faculty research or graduate research, often leaving the undergraduates without a forum for presenting mathematics that they find interesting or on which they have done research.  This conference gives these undergraduate students an opportunity to present in a low-pressure atmosphere that is focused on them."

The location of the conference rotates each year among various colleges and universities in the region. It began in 2006 at Manhattan College after being conceived by Kathryn Weld, Ph.D., professor of mathematics.

This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Margaret H. Wright, professor of computer science and mathematics at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and former president of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Her talk is titled “Linear Programming: How Mathematics Can Be Elegant, Fascinating and Incredibly Useful.” The keynote address will be held in Smith Auditorium.

The conference is primarily funded by a National Science Foundation grant through the Mathematical Association of America. Manhattan College is a co-sponsor.

For more information about the conference, click here or contact Matt Jura, assistant professor of mathematics, at 718-862-7359 or matthew.jura@manhattan.edu.

Media interested in attending should contact John Tucker at 718-862-7232 or john.tucker@manhattan.edu.