The Mathematics Lounge is an exciting tradition started in Spring 2011 by the Math Major Committee of the mathematics department at BMCC, held once a semester. Its goal is to provide a social gathering for mathematics major students while presenting an important and useful information.
Several Sessions in Each Math Lounge
Each of the Mathematics Lounge events is detailed in the program that is issued by the Math Major Committee members. Each event has specific sessions that stay the same for each of the events: math talk (invited speaker), information about resources available at BMCC for math majors, transfer to a 4-year college (invited speaker from one of the 4-year colleges), career talk (BMCC math major alumni), fun time (math games, competitions, etc.). Lunch and refreshments are offered at each event.
Previous events had discussions on math elective courses for math majors, information session on various opportunities for math major students, such as research programs (LSAMP, C-STEP, Honors Programs), BMCC Scholarships, working as a math tutor in the math lab, opportunities of studying abroad, events in Math Club and Math Team, and many others. There were talks/movies about internships and careers in math, some of which were presented by BMCC math department alumni. Some other BMCC math alumni talked about their mathematics interests and student life in 4 year colleges such as Columbia University and several CUNY colleges (Baruch, Hunter, City College, Brooklyn College and others).
► Here's an article about one of our math lounges.
Food and Games Included
All students have fun with lots of foods and games. Many of the events featured competitions between single students and teams of students with prizes awarded to the winners. Stay in touch with the Math major Coordinator and/or your math adviser and be sure to inquire about The Mathematics Lounge date each semester. Come one, come all !
Past Math Lounge Programs
- Spring 2015 Math Lounge
- Fall 2014 Math Lounge
- Spring 2014 Math Lounge
- Fall 2013 Math Lounge
- Fall 2012 Math Lounge
- Spring 2012 Math Lounge
- Spring 2011 Math Lounge