UPCOMING MATH EVENTS (click on an event for further details, such as room numbers, titles and abstracts)

Fullerton College Math Events






SPRING 2017
MATH COLLOQUIUM/Math Seminars/MATH CLUB joint weekly meeting
TUESDAYS
4:30-6:35pm
ROOM 618
(joint with the Math and Honors Math Seminars, which are designed to introduce students to and engage them in open/unsolved problems in mathematical science, while improving students' ability to read and write higher-level mathematics proofs and which can be taken for 2 units of CSU/UC transferable credit, see below or contact Dr. Clahane at dclahane(at)fullcoll(dot)edu for more details)

REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED for you to participate!  Just show up!  But registering is a good idea in order to boost your likelihood of success in the future.

Choose any of the following courses (they all meet at the same time, with the same instructor, same Room as above).


MATH 290 PURE MATH SEMINAR/MATH 290H HONORS PURE MATH SEMINAR
MATH 291 APPLIED MATH SEMINAR/MATH 291 HONORS APPLIED MATH SEMINAR
MATH 295 GENERAL MATH SEMINAR/MATH 295H HONORS GENERAL MATH SEMINAR

For a syllabus and grading policy, see
(HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR STUDENTS PLANNING TO MAJOR IN A STEM FIELD OR PLANNING TO MAJOR IN MATH OR COMP. SCI!)
2 units, CSU/UC Transferable credit

Dr. DANA CLAHANE dclahane(at)fullcoll(dot)edu, INSTRUCTOR
Prerequisite - Math 40 or equivalent with a "C" or better
(For students who want research experience and better problem solving and proof writing skills for success in math at FC and beyond FC)

PREREQUISITE BLOCKING: If you get a prerequisite error (the only prereq is Math 40) when attempting to register for the seminars, see an Admissions Counselor if you took the equivalent of Math 40 but not at FC previously.  Clearance will be granted automatically if you are enrolled in a higher math course at FC.  If YOU ENCOUNTER ANY PROBLEMS REGISTERING, IMMEDIATELY CONTACT DR. CLAHANE.


Location and Parking: Fullerton College is located at 321 E. CHAPMAN, FULLERTON, CA 92832-2095. The North Science Building (600) is the building just east of the library. Please help yourself to these directions to and maps of campus. Visitors can park in any student lot as long as they purchase and correctly display a valid daily parking permit, available at kiosks in the parking lots.

Funding: The outside faculty speaker honoraria are during the 2016-17 school year are provided by the Math & Computer Science Division.  Lunch for students on the date of the Putnam competition was donated by Dr. Clahane. 


LISTING OF OTHER REGULARLY OFFERED MATHEMATICS OPPORTUNITIES AT FULLERTON COLLEGE

INFORMAL LEARNING SEMINARS

Tuesdays during Spring 2017
TIMES: 2-2:55pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Location: Dr. Clahane's office Rm. 611-03 in the Math Lab Annex, which is in the North Science Building 600
(for students wanting long-term mathematical advice or feedback/help getting unstuck on research projects)

(NEW) JOINT CSUF/FC STUDENT ANALYSIS SEMINAR
ALTERNATING EVERY OTHER FRIDAY 4-6pm at CSUF in McCarthy Hall (ROOM TBA) and on the following week, EVERY OTHER THURSDAY, 4:30-6:30pm in Room 618 at FULLERTON COLLEGE
See the google calendar for precise dates and rooms/locations at CSUF and FC.'
(This is the second semester of the joint CSUF/FC Student Analysis Seminar held in Fall 2016)
(for the purpose of student advancement in mathematical research and competition and journal problem-solving - in this seminar we focus on ongoing research projects and preparation for the AMATYC and Putnam competitions)

AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL ASSOCIATION OF TWO-YEAR COLLEGES (AMATYC) STUDENT MATH COMPETITION
(Please see http://math.fullcoll.edu/amatyc.html for more information about upcoming practices and the Round 1 Fall Competition in late October or early November

(NEW) First Mathematics Research Experiences in Community Colleges Conference
March 18, 2017
9am-4:30pm
EXPERIENCE AND INEXPERIENCED STUDENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO GIVE TALKS AT THIS CONFERENCE
Contact Dr. Clahane for more information and help on getting ready.

Coming in Fall 2017:
WILLIAM LOWELL PUTNAM MATHEMATICAL COMPETITION
First Saturday in December
8am-4pm
Lunch 1-2pm provided - students should register in advance by emailing Dr. Clahane no later than October 10
(This is a six-hour, two part exam consisting of twelve challenging math problems that test student mastery of mathematical skills needed for success in higher level mathematics - the competition is held throughout the USA and Canada and is appropriate for students who have had or who are enrolled in calculus.)
See the link at the left side bar link for more details, to be posted shortly, or see the above google calendar for practice and competition locations.
MORE INFORMATION AND OLD EXAMS/OUTLINES OF SOLUTIONS can be found at http://kskedlaya.org.


WHAT HAPPENS AT THE MATH COLLOQUIA, MATH CLUB MEETINGS, and PSOMS

  1. Updates by students who have made progress on their research projects
  2. Talks by mathematicians on unsolved problems that college students can explore
  3. Discussions of Putnam, AMATYC Competition, and College Math Journal/Math Magazine problems
  4. Training on how to find problems, make new discoveries, and clearly talk/write papers on the results.
  5. A lively, friendly, supportive atmosphere that is comfortable and welcoming to men and women of various backgrounds and abilities.
  6. Continued development of an unsolved problems website that contains self-contained explanations that can be understood by anyone at any level, for each problem presented (under construction).
  7. Communication of interesting historical information related to math and its applications.
  8. Cookie devouring, lemonade swilling, and water sampling, during semesters that this is financially supported by the College.


STUDENTS WHO ARE SERIOUS ABOUT BECOMING BETTER MATHEMATICIANS
SHOULD AIM TO DO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING: 
  1. Do your homework in your courses thoroughly, spending about 14 hours per week on each 4 unit course you are taking, especially math courses..
  2. Don't miss your math classes and don't miss math events!
  3. Consider joining a research team by first preparing a talk on an unsolved problem or emerging development in the application of mathematics to problems whose solutions can be of benefit to mankind.  Contact Dr. Clahane for training on giving a talk at the Math Colloquium or at another conference outside of FC, such as the MREC^3 conference mentioned above.  Visit http://maa.org, and http://ams.org for information about other conferences of mathematical interest.  The Fall Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research is another opportunity for you to present your work.  See http://sccur.org for more information.
  4. Consider working on a research problem and learning LaTeX by typesetting your results, either on your own with the guidance of an FC faculty member, or jointly with a faculy member and/or other students.  There are MANY interesting projects going on, and problems can be tailored to your major.  If you are interested in getting research and authorship experience, you should contact Dr. Clahane by email, and he will help you to get started.  There are a HUGE number of unsolved problems to explore, and a large number of applied problems that involve heavy mathematics.  Sink your teeth into these.  Anyone can do this.
  5. Consider enrolling in a math seminar! These are regular and honors seminars in Pure Math (Math 290F and 290HF), Applied Math (Math 291F and 291HF), and General Math (Math 295F and 295HF). Starting in Fall 2014, these will be offered as 2 unit courses designed, in part, to assist students who would like to improve their knowledge about the frontiers of mathematical science and their ability to write mathematical proofs - this is key to becoming an advanced scientist of any kind, especially a mathematician.

 
ONLINE RESOURCES FOR PRESENTATIONS 
 
Excellent advice on giving a talk.  We encourage you to give this a try and become a scientifically active person!
 
To learn professional mathematical/scientific typesetting, Beamer is recommended as a free LaTeX version of Power Point for presentations; WinEdt, Lyx, and MikTEX are all excellent, free (or essentially free) programs that can be used to prepare mathematical documents and presentations.  Students are encouraged to google these items for more information. 
 
This webpage was established in November 2009 and is maintained by the Math Colloquium organizers.

 Please let us know if you find any dead or broken links.

 Dr. Clahane would like to thank Dr. Bill Cowieson for his help in designing this Google webpage for Math Events.
 
Dr. Clahane would also like to thank Paul Sjoberg for his excellent work on the Division webpages, including the AMATYC SML Webpage and the Math/CS Division Webpage.