The Mathematics Department at Siena College features dedicated faculty teaching small classes and providing a wide variety of educational and career opportunities. We have excellent facilities including a mathematics lab equipped with sixteen Apple iMac computers and a Smart Board projector. We make use of the software package Mathematica, along with other mathematical software, to visualize complex objects and solve difficult problems. We have a dedicated mathematics classroom with a projection system for displaying computer, calculator, or DVD output. This room is also equipped with an Apple iMac desktop. We have a library/lounge for student and faculty use. This common room is bordered by faculty offices which makes for convenient student access to the faculty.
The department offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees in mathematics, a minor in mathematics, a program that leads to provisional New York State Certification for grades 7-12, and a 3-2 engineering program with several cooperating engineering schools.
The curriculum emphasizes student involvement in the learning process. Four of our courses have a lab component and upper level mathematics courses typically have an enrollment cap of 16 students. Free group tutoring sessions, conducted by upper class mathematics majors, are offered for our introductory courses. Our students frequently present papers at the Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics conference which is held each Spring at a nearby campus. In the spring of 2007 it was hosted by Siena College.
The department has a chapter (New York Alpha Epsilon) of Pi Mu Epsilon the Mathematics Honor Society. Each spring we induct our most promising students into this organization whose goal is to promote scholarship and mathematics. In the Spring of 2012, 9 students were inducted in a ceremony led by Dr. Jon Bannon.