The SUNY New Paltz student chapters of SIAM & AWM exist to enable students to explore different topics in mathematics outside of the classroom. We encourage anyone to join, though students with majors that are entrenched in mathematics make up a sizable percentage of the group's members. We hope to demonstrate the mathematical abilities hidden at SUNY New Paltz in a great intellectual environment.
Our most popular and well-known event is the Integration Bee, which we hold at the end of every semester. It is exactly as it sounds: a group of students (of any discipline) and faculty get together and hold an integration (calculus) competition. To offer something on top of a great time, the first and second place winners receive prizes, which in the past have included iPod touches, Amazon Kindles, Hawk Dollars, and shirts. We also host a variety of lectures featuring a wide range of topics in Mathematics, Physics, Computational Sciences, and Engineering. If you would like to give a lecture or presentation, please contact a member of our chapter through the information provided in the members section. Lectures include SUNY New Paltz professors, alumni, or anyone willing to give a mathematically related presentation. Each semester, we try to include as many field trips as we are able to allocate, including trips to power plants, IBM, Albany NanoTech, and other industries where the use of mathematics is present.