From peer tutoring to friendly competition, students in the Department of Mathematics engage in a variety of extracurricular activities.
Math students at Trinity find opportunities to teach mathematics both on and off campus. Some tutor at local high schools, others work in the Math Center, and a select few lead Supplemental Instruction sessions for department courses. Our students have also exhibited their research at poster sessions on campus and at regional math conferences.
In addition to teaching and exhibiting mathematics, our students have opportunities to compete with other mathematics students both locally and nationally. Annual events held on campus include the department’s Integration Bee and the national Putnam Mathematics Competition. Each year the Department of Mathematics also awards Phi Gamma Delta Prizes for first year students, second year students, and to seniors who demonstrate outstanding work in mathematics courses. Additionally, students who successfully pursue the understanding of mathematics may be inducted into Trinity’s chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, a national mathematics honor society.
The Math department is not all serious scholarship, though. Fun activities have included ice cream socials and a special events.
Several seniors are completing their senior theses to graduate with honors in mathematics this year.
Patrick Nolen, tenure-track lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Essex.
Marhsall Whittlesey, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Cal State San Marcos.
Lisa Termine-Hollman, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics at Quinnipiac College.
Kyle Griswold, Vice President, FTV Capital, New York.
Xiao-Yan Jennifer Shu, Assistant Vice President, Citigroup Global Markets Japan.