Saint Mary's College of California

Regular Events

Math Mondays

This monthly colloquium series features speakers from the SMC Math & CS Department, as well as their colleagues from other institutions. The talks, which explore various mathematical topics, are accessible those from a wide variety of mathematical backgrounds and interests.

Location: Galileo 201
Day/Time: Some Mondays from 4:00–5:00 pm

Pi Day

Pi Day is celebrated each year on March 14th (3.14). Traditionally, the Math & CS Department organizes fun pi-related activities for both professors and students to enjoy. Past events include “Pi Your Professor”, “Pi at the Exploratorium”, “Pi Memorizing Contest” and “Measuring Pi on Foot”.

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Location: TBA
Day/Time: March 14ish

Math and Physics BBQs

At the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester, the Math and Physics Departments host a joint BBQ for current and prospective majors and minors of both department.

Location: Brousseau Patio
Fall Day/Time: September 21, 2016, from 5:00–6:00 pm
Spring Day/Time: March, TBA

Math Seniors Dinner

At the end of each Spring semester, the Math Department invites senior math majors to dinner at the Pyramid Alehouse, in celebration of their upcoming graduation!

Location: The Pyramid Alehouse in Walnut Creek, CA
Day/Time: May, TBA

What’s New

The Math & CS Department is seeking applications for the Brother Dominic Barry Math Scholarships, which will be awarded to incoming freshmen in 2016! For information, go to Activities » Math Scholarship Competition.

Math in the Media

The United States has won the Math Olympiad for the first time in 21 years!

Quanta Magazing highlights a new result of Princeton mathematician Maria Chudnovsky regarding the coloring of perfect graphs.