Pacific Math Club
The Pacific Math Club helps to create a sense of community and sociability among our students. It has held occasional events such as movie nights or the celebration of Pi-Day on March 14. If you are interested in participating in this group contact Chris Goff.
It was standing room only for the Mathemagics show organized by the Math Club in November 2010, where renowned mathematician and magician Dr. Art Benjamin performed amazing feats of mental mathematics.
Friday Games in the Math Department
Math Department students and faculty like to get to know each other. On Friday afternoons at 3:30, students gather in the study area outside math faculty offices to play games such as cards, backgammon, chess and board games. If you’re interested, stop by on Friday afternoon or email Larry Langley.
Pacific Problem Solving Group
The Pacific Problem Solving Group is a student collaborative focused on collectively solving problems posed in math publications such as Horizons, a mathematics magazine targeted at undergraduates. Our team was cited in the February 2006 edition of Horizons as having correctly solved a given problem. Students Damian Mondragon ('08) and Michael Abram ('11) were cited in separate issues of Horizons for submitted solutions. If you are interested in participating with this group, contact Chris Goff.
Pacific Putnam Team
The Putnam is the premier math competition for undergraduates in the United States and Canada. The exam, consisting of 12 questions, is designed to test mathematical knowledge as well as creativity and originality. Each year roughly 3,500 students from 500 colleges and universities participate in the Putnam. The competition is held on the first Saturday of each December. If you are interested in taking the Putnam as part of the University of the Pacific team, contact Aleksei Beltukov. You may also be interested in taking our one unit Problem Solving Seminar offered each fall semester.