Manhattan to Host Spuyten Duyvil Undergraduate Mathematics Conference on April 2

Manhattan College will host the sixth annual Spuyten Duyvil undergraduate mathematics conference on Saturday, April 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Manhattan College will host the sixth annual Spuyten Duyvil undergraduate mathematics conference on Saturday, April 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The full-day conference is funded by a grant from the MAA NSF-RUMC (The Mathematical Association of America — National Science Foundation Regional Mathematics Conferences), and features presentations by undergraduate students and faculty in mathematics and related disciplines. The Spuyten Duyvil conference was founded by Manhattan College and this is the third year that the College is hosting the event.

William Pulleyblank, professor of operations research for the department of mathematical sciences at the United States Military Academy at West Point, will deliver the keynote address at the conference. He will discuss the new mathematical ideas that have been instrumental in transforming biology from a primarily lab-based science into one that is more dependent on computer simulation and data analysis. 

Undergraduates from colleges throughout the tri-states area will have the opportunity to actively participate in a professional mathematics meeting and to discuss mathematics with their peers. The conference includes two parallel sessions of 15 minute talks by undergraduates and by faculty, a poster session of research done by undergraduates and concludes with the film Between The Folds, a documentary “exploring the science, art and ingenuity of many of the world’s best paper folds.” Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Students and faculty interested in attending the event must register by Friday, March 25, but late registration will be accepted at the door.

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