What is Seminar?

The Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar consists of invited lectures on contemporary mathematics and applications of mathematics to other areas of study and life. Topics have included mathematics education, mathematics research, and interdisciplinary applications of mathematics, like biological and ecological mathematical modeling.

Everyone is invited to attend!

This seminar is sponsored by Instructional Related Activities Funds

What are the strengths of this series?

The Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar gives our students the opportunity to see math at work. There is a good portion of our enrolled undergraduates that are interested in teaching. While we make sure to bring in speakers that discuss mathematics education, we also want our students to experience other fields. We do so by exposing them to the careers in mathematical research, academia, and industry via our speakers. Our students have the opportunity to follow up with the speakers if they wish, thus widening their network. 

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Past seminars:

Fall 2017 Semester

  • November 20,2017: "Student Presentations" (PDF, 1.007MB) by  Kayla Roberts, Natalie Huerta, Marie Conteras, Roberts Arotunian, Ty, Cesar Manzo, Dale Perrizolo, David Lary, Luke Burgess, and James Kovacs, Cal State University Channel Islands
  • October 23, 2017: "An overview of community detection algorithms on graphs" by Dr. Vitalii Ostrovskyi, 
  • October 9, 2017: "Understanding Pre-College Student Attitudes toward STEM through Statistical Methods" by Dr. Alana Unfried, CSU Monterey Bay
  • September 25, 2017: "Calculus on fractals" by Andrea Arauz, PhD candidate at UC Riverside
  • September 18, 2017: "Identifying Bats with Mathematics" by Dr. Jason Miller, CSU Channel Islands

Spring 2017 Semester

Fall 2016 Semester

Spring 2016 Semester

Fall 2015 Semester

Spring 2015 Semester