Math Club

Gonzaga's Mathematics Department hosts two groups that meet every month of the academic year, as well as training sessions for the annual Putnam Competition. Gonzaga is also a proud member of Pi Mu Epsilon and schedules talks and activities for members of our local chapter, Washington Epsilon.

Math Club Meetings

Math Club meets the last Wednesday of the month during the regular academic year.
Next meeting:

  • MARCH 27, 2019, 5:00 PM
  • HERAK 237
  • RITHMOMACHIA RELOADED with Gonzaga Student Morgan McCurdy and Dr. Tomás Guardia

    Rithmomachia Board Game
    • The history of board games is fascinating. Old games were lost in time. However, something is coming back from the ashes of time. In the March Math Club Morgan and Tomás will rock the evening with Rithmomachia. A medieval math board game that will bring the Math Department to the Middle Ages.

      Based on Greek Number Theory and the work of Boethius and Nichomachus, Rithmomachia is a game for training skills in elementary arithmetic, proportion, and music tuning. It looks like Chess but is not Chess. It is the battle of numbers.
    • As always, we’ll supply pizza and some drinks!

Join the Club!

For information please contact:
Dr. Logan Axon
Dr. Justin Marks
Dr. Eric Hogle
Dr. Robert Ray


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Spokane Regional Mathematics Colloquium

Meets the first Wednesday of the month.
Herak Center, Room 237, 5:10 p.m.-6 p.m.

For information please contact:
Dr. Justin Marks
Dr. Eric Hogle

Putnam Competition

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is the preeminent mathematics competition for undergraduate college students in the United States and Canada. Visit the Mathematical Association of America's website for more detailed information.

Meetings are organized by these faculty coordinators. Please contact them for information and to be added to this group.
Dr. Logan Axon
Dr. Eric Hogle

Pi Mu Epsilon / Washington Epsilon

"Pi Mu Epsilon is a non-secret honor society whose purpose is the promotion and recognition of scholarly activity in the mathematical sciences among students at the academic institutions that have been chartered as Chapters of the Society. Pi Mu Epsilon accomplishes its goals by promoting and recognizing scholarly activity among students through active, vibrant Chapters that:

  1. Elect Members on an honorary basis according to their proficiency in mathematics;
  2. Engage in activities designed to promote the mathematical and scholarly development of its Members; and
  3. Take other measures designed to further the purposes of the Society."

Meetings are organized by these faculty coordinators. Please contact them for information on becoming eligible for this honor society.
Dr. Bonni Dichone
Dr. Shannon Overbay

Dr. Michelle Ghrist

Dr. Kate Kearney

Want to connect with the Mathematics Department?

502 E. Boone Ave.
Spokane, WA 99258
(509) 313-5512