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Major in Mathematics!

A mathematics degree from New Paltz accommodates both applied and theoretical interests, and provides exceptional preparation for future careers in law, medicine, education, insurance, and business.

Our small class sizes enable students to work closely with faculty and receive the personal attention that only a liberal arts education can offer. Recent research projects have included angular determinations in pentagons; software development for algebraic evolution; and modeling the success of protest groups, to name a few.

With major tracks in mathematics, adolescence education in mathematics, and elementary education in mathematics, our graduates go on to attend Ph.D. programs, work as financial analysts on Wall Street, secure positions at high-level companies like Microsoft, and teach mathematics in both public schools and the country's most prestigious universities.


XXXV Workshop on Geometric Methods in Physics and Summer School

This summer, math majors Simon Li and Finley Hartley were part of the XXXV Workshop on Geometric Methods in Physics and Summer School ( The conference and follow-up summer school were held in Bialowieza, Poland, one of the major meeting venues for researchers in Mathematical Physics and Differential Geometry.  Simon Li has been working with Dr. Ekaterina Shemyakova for two semesters on a research project and has been presenting his results at various conference poster sessions among PhD students and postdocs from all over the world. Finley Hartley has just begun working on a related project and enjoyed being a participant this year.

The trip was sponsored by the National Science Foundation.



On Wednesday February 22 from 3:30 to 4:30, Michael Caiola from Emory University will be giving a talk on "Emergence of Limit Cycles in Simplified Basal Ganglia Model".

The basal ganglia is a complicated interconnected system of nonlinear firing neurons. Simplifying this system with the use of piecewise linear differential equations splits the space up into 27 different regions.
These modified equations, are able to solve the system exactly in each individual region, while still keeping the original global nonlinear structure. By exploiting the the systems region boundaries we are able to show the existence of limit cycles cases in addition to stability cases.

Women's Leadership Summit - Wednesday, March 1