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7ForthefrsttimeonSundayApril26MaristplayedhosttoajointmeetingotheHudsonRiverandSpuytenDuyvilUndergraduateMathematicsConerences.Tejointconerencewasthe21stmeetingotheHudsonRiverUndergraduateMathematicsConerenceHRUMCandthe9thotheSpuytenDuyvilUndergraduateMathematicsConerenceSDUMC.Bothconerencesarean-nuallyheldatvariouscollegesintheNewYorkareaincludingManhattanCollegeSUNYNewPaltzandVassarCollege.Teocusotheconerencesaretocovermanytopicsromthefeldomathematics.TeHudsonRiverUndergraduateMathematicsConerencewasoundedin1994atSienaCollege.Itisaone-daymathematicsconerenceheldannuallyeachspringsemesteratrotatinginstitu-tionsandattendedbystudentsandac-ultyromvariousuniversitiescollegesandcommunitycollegesinNewYorkandNewEngland.Teconerenceea-turesshorttalksbystudentsandacultyandalongerinvitedaddressbyanotedmathematician.TeSpuytenDuyvilUndergraduateMathematicsConerencewasoundedin2005byManhattanCollegetoprovideanopportunityorundergraduatemathematicsstudentsextendtheirknowledgeomathematicsbyprovidinganon-classroomvenueorstudentsandacultytointeractandenjoyacommoninterestinmathematics.Bothotheconerenceseaturetalksbyhighschoolandcollegeundergraduatesbymajorsandnonmajorsbycollegeacultyandgraduatestudents.Supplementaryactivitieshaveincludedcareerpan-elsamovieanintegrationbeeMathJeopardyandpostersessions.TeeventwascoordinatedbyMaristproessoromathematicsDr.JosephKirtlandaswellasacommitteeoproessorsromMaristincludingDr.MatthewGlomskiDr.ScottFrankandDr.raceyMcGrail.TeyalsohadhelpromindividualsatUnionSkidmoreandManhattancolleges.Teobjectiveotheconerenceistoprovideavenuewhereacultyandstudentscancometogetheranddiscussmathematics.Inadditionitprovidesundergraduateswiththeopportunitytogivetalksonresearchtheyareconductingorworktheyaredoing.Facultycanalsogivetalksbutitmustbeaboutmaterialointeresttoundergraduatesandthatisatanunder-graduatelevel.Avarietyospeakerspresentedattheone-dayconerence.TekeynotespeakerwasDr.LindaJ.S.AllenromexasechUniversitywhogaveatalktitledMathematicalModelingoViralZoonoticInectiousDiseases.Overalltherewere140talkswithover75percentothemgivenbyundergraduates.OthernotablespeakersincludedDr.FrankMorganandotherprominentfguresinthefeldomathematics.MariststudentswhoattendedtheeventbenefttedromthetalksaccordingtoKirtlandTeconerenceintroducesmathematicsmajorstothecommunityomathematiciansintheNortheast.Teymeetotherstudentswithsimilarinter-estsandshareideasaboutmathematicswiththem.Teyarealsointroducedtonewideasandconceptstothestudentsthattheymightnothaveseenintheclassroom.Itmotivatesthemtodomoreinmathematics.Italsopreparesthemorlieatercollege.Teycantalkwithotheracultyaboutgraduateschoolorthejobmarket.Overallthejointconerencewasasuccess.KirtlandagreesWehad347peopleattendtheconerenceandmostcommentedthattheyhadagoodtime.Anytimeyoustudentsinteractingaca-demicallyoutsideotheormalclass-roomenvironmentitisasuccess.MaristhostsundergraduatemathematicsconferencebyDanreccanoli15WHATWEREDOING