Math Club

Gonzaga University Math Club



Gonzaga's Mathematics Department will host two regular meetings every month of the academic year.

Spokane Regional Mathematics Colloquium

(First Wednesday of the month - Herak 237)

February 3rd Meeting (5:10pm) Speaker: Dr. Kate Kearney, Gonzaga University

Title: Coloring Book Mathematics

Abstract: There has been a growing trend recently of coloring books for adults. And no, they don't have dirty pictures in them. Adult coloring books are making the Amazon bestsellers list; at the moment this abstract was written, 3 of the top 10 books on Amazon were adult coloring books. So what's inside all these fancy grown-up coloring books? Many of the most popular books include pictures of mandalas, celtic knots, and tessellations. Each of these designs have some really interesting mathematics connected to them! In this talk, I'll share with you several coloring sheets typical to adult coloring books, and tell a story about the math related to them.

Bring your colored pencils, you will get to color during this talk.

Contact: Dr. Bonni Dichone

Math Club Meetings

(Third Wednesday of the month - Herak 301)


February 8th Meeting (5:10pm) The first official Math Club Meeting (complete with pizza and drinks) will be on

Monday, February 8

from 5:10 to 6:30

in Herak 237

Students from Dr. Cangelosi’s Nonlinear Differential Equations class will give us a mini-symposium on Continuous Dynamical Systems (a complete description follows).

A Seminar on Continuous Dynamical Systems

Abstract: While dynamics has its roots in physics, it has evolved over the years into an interdisciplinary subject with application to biology, ecology, sociology, chemistry, engineering, and more. In this series of talks, seven students of Math 452, Nonlinear Differential Equations, will present the results of their analysis of five dynamical systems conducted during the Fall 2015 semester. The diverse set of models include: (i) an extension of the Allee effect in meta-population dynamics to include a predation population, (ii) a novel model of harmful algal blooms in the presence of toxic substances, (iii) the dynamics of a mildew epidemic on grape vine growth, (iv) the dynamics of HIV infection which targets certain T-cells of the immune system, and (v) the classic theoretical model of Richard Fitzhugh (1961) of the action potential of nerve membrane which represented a continuation of the seminal work of Hodgkin and Huxley (1952).

Contacts: Dr. Logan Axon and Dr. Nathanial Burch

The following groups will be notified of meetings by faculty coordinators:

(Please contact the faculty coordinators to be added to the desired group)

Putnam Competition Club

(Meetings will be coordinated by Dr. Axon)
Contact: Dr. Logan Axon

Pi Mu Epsilon / Washington Epsilon

(Meetings coordinated by Dr. Burch & Dr. Dichone)
Contacts: Dr. Nathanial Burch and Dr. Bonni Dichone

All meetings will be held from 5:10pm – 6:00pm


Previous Years' Events:  Fall 2012; Spring 2013; Fall 2013; Spring 2014

Gonzaga Band Member Tucker Keuter Finds

Harmony in Math & Music

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