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.
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.