Mathematical Activities

Once on campus, there are a variety of mathematics activities in which you can participate.

Math Club

The Marist College Mathematics Club is a student organization whose activities include exploring employment opportunities, sponsoring professional lectures and projects emphasizing the widespread applications of mathematics, and performing community service. Over the past few years, the Club has sponsored lectures on AIDS research, on how to succeed in the actuarial profession, on the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, and on the mathematics in the art of M.C. Escher.

Putnam Mathematical Competition

The Putnam is a competitive examination in collegiate mathematics that is given annually to student contestants from colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. Participating schools enter a three member team and as many individual competitors as they want. Prizes are awarded to the top five teams and the top twenty five individuals. Marist enters a team and a number of individuals each year in this competition.

Mathematical Contest in Modeling

MCM, the Mathematical Contest in Modeling, challenges students to clarify, analyze, and propose solutions to open-ended problems. The contest attracts diverse students and faculty advisors from over 500 institutions around the world. Features of the contest include:

  • The selection of realistic problems chosen with the advice of experts in industry and government.
  • An extended period of time for teams to prepare solution papers within a clearly defined format.
  • The ability of participants to draw on outside resources including computers and texts.
  • An emphasis on clarity of exposition in judging, with the best papers published in professional journals.

MCM is sponsored by COMAP,the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications.

Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference

This conference is held each spring and is dedicated to undergraduate level mathematics. Most talks are given by undergraduates who present results of their own mathematical research. Each year a number of our students attend or present papers at the conference. Over the past years, numerous Marist students have presented papers at this conference.

Marist College Mathematics Seminar

Students are encouraged to attend the mathematics seminar that meets every week throughout the academic year. In this informal academic setting, faculty, fellow students, and guest speakers from other institutions give talks that address issues in pure and applied mathematics.


Many mathematics majors are employed by the Academic Learning Center to tutor students in lower level mathematics courses. This not only provides an opportunity for some extra income, but for improving fundamental mathematical skills.