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2016 MAA Golden Section

Saint Mary’s College was well-represented at this year’s meeting of the MAA Golden Section, hosted by UC Davis on February 27th. Math majors Alex Lowen and Elijah Soria (seniors) and Joe Dominic (junior) presented posters on their recent research. Seniors Alan Kane and Andres Diestra tagged along for moral support…and to learn new mathematics!


Meanwhile, the multi-talented Emerita Professor Lidia Luquet presented two of her own pieces at the first-annual Mathematical Art exhibit.


Elijah Soria Presents Research at the JMM

Mathematics senior Elijah Soria presented his research entitled “Some Properties of Generalized k-Pell Sequences” at the MAA Student Poster Session at the 2016 Joint Mathematics Meeting in Seattle. Nice job, Elijah!


Call for Student Posters!

The 2016 Meeting of the MAA‘s Golden Section (N. California, N. Nevada, and Hawaii) will be hosted by UC Davis on Saturday, February 27, 2016. If you’re a student (undergraduate or graduate) who has participated in mathematics research, please consider presenting your work at this meeting’s student poster session. Details can be found in the Poster Announcement.

Questions? Contact Prof. Kristen Beck at

2015 Joseph P. McKenna Award

A huge congratulations to mathematics senior Elijah Soria, winner of this year’s prestigious Joseph P. McKenna award! As a recipient of the top award of the Saint Mary’s School of Science Summer Research Program, Elijah will have the opportunity to present his research at the 2016 Joint Mathematics Meeting in Seattle. Way to go, Elijah!

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.