Take a look at what the department is up to:
The following courses are available online:
||Elementary Algebra I
||Elementary Algebra II
||Applied Technical Math I
||Mathematical Structures I
||College Algebra w/Trigonometry
||Basic Calc w/Analytic Geometry
||Engr Statics & Strength of Materials
||Thermal Fluid Science
Interactive Television Courses
Calculus I is currently offered to a local high school via our distance
learning classroom. Students from Hudson Valley meet in the distance
learning room, where they are joined by TV monitors to their counterparts
at the high school. All students can hear questions and comments,
and when the appropriate camera is on, they can see each other.
Groups of students present their work by using an ELMO, a device
similar to an overhead projector but whose image may be transmitted
between the two sites. An electronic "blackboard" is used to communicate
Click here to learn more
about distance learning.
NEW YORK STATE MATHEMATICS ASSOCIATION
OF TWO-YEAR COLLEGES
More than half of the faculty in the college's Mathematics Department
are members of the New York State Mathematics Association of Two-year
Colleges (NYSMATYC), an organization dedicated to maintaining rapport
among the state's two-year colleges in all matters pertaining to mathematics
education. NYSMATYC promotes and enhances the professional welfare
of its members through the sponsorship of statewide and regional conferences,
workshops, and communications. Past presenters at these conferences
include department chair Ann Marie Murray and faculty members Cheri
Corr, Warren Joscelyn, Sue Kutryb, John Murray and Joan Shack.
NYSMATYC also recognizes the achievement of outstanding students who
plan to continue their studies in mathematics or related fields by
offering them scholarship awards. Over the years, many Hudson Valley
Community College students have been recipients of these awards.
For more information, contact our NYSMATYC representative, Beth Kane.
The faculty of the Engineering Science curriculum belong to SUNY
TYESA (State University of New York Two-Year Engineering Science
Association). The organization is basically a forum in which member
schools can discuss curriculum requirements, technology and academic
trends that are related to the engineering science programs across
the state. The association has an annual joint meeting with the
Association of Engineering Colleges of New York State. The relationship
of the two organizations provides a link through which the two-year
and four-year schools can discuss mutual issues and their effects
on transfer students. From our faculty, Donald Heckelman has participated
in several course studies and review committees and Beth Ernest
has made a presentation for the organization.
NYSMATYC MATH CONTEST
Are you enticed by mathematical curiosities? Do you enjoy engaging
in creative problem solving? If so, you are encouraged to participate
in a Math Contest. Sponsored by the New York State Mathematical
Association of Two-Year Colleges (NYSMATYC), this semestral contest
is offered at Hudson Valley and at other community colleges throughout
New York State.
Hudson Valley Community College has been participating in the contest
since Fall 1980, taking first place three times (most recently for
the academic year 1994-95). Typically, Hudson Valley places among
the top three community colleges.
Students whose study of mathematics is at, or beyond, the level
of Precalculus are invited to participate. In addition to the thrill
of grappling with challenging problems, participants compete for
prizes such as T-shirts, journal subscriptions, and software packages.
For more information, contact Ryan Bakes.
HUDSON RIVER UNDERGRADUATE MATHEMATICS
This prestigious conference for undergraduate mathematics students
provides an opportunity to present topics of interest. Joining such
four-year institutions as The University at Albany, Williams College,
Siena College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the Hudson Valley
students pick topics early in the year, work throughout the Fall
and Spring semesters with a faculty mentor and develop a presentation
on a mathematical topic.
For more information, contact Mark Tenney.