- Student Activities
- Awards for Students
- Bona's Bonus Problems
- Challenge 24 Competition
- Math Club
- MATHCOUNTS Regional Contest
- Mathematical Association of America
- Mathematical Contest in Modeling
- Pi Day
- Pi Mu Epsilon - National Mathematics Honor Society
- Putnam Competition
- University of Rochester Mathematical Olympiad

# Student Activities

Mathematics is *everywhere*—not just in classrooms, textbooks, and calculators. The St. Bonaventure Department of Mathematics offers numerous activities to explore mathematics beyond the classroom.

- Awards for Seniors The Department of Mathematics recognizes excellence among St. Bonaventure mathematics students with two awards:
*The Mathematics Award*and the*Myra J. Reed Award*. Learn more - Bona's Bonus Problems are special mathematical challenges for Bona's students. When a student solves a Bona's Bonus Problem, his or her name will appear in a nationally published mathematics journal as a solver of the problem. Learn more
- Challenge 24 Competition is a mathematics competition for 3rd-, 4th-, 5th-, 6th-, and 7th-graders, hosted each spring by the SBU Department of Mathematics. Participants play the 24 Game. Bona's student volunteers help to run the competition. Learn more
- Integral Day
- MATHCOUNTS Chautauqua/Cattaraugus Regional Contest is a mathematics competition for 6th-, 7th-, and 8th-graders hosted each spring by the SBU Department of Mathematics. Participants compete individually and in school teams. Learn more
- Mathematical Association of America The Department of Mathematics sponsors a student chapter of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). The MAA is the world's largest professional society that focuses on undergraduate mathematics education. Learn more
- Mathematical Contest in Modeling The Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) is an annual contest, sponsored by the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP), in which undergraduates at colleges and universities all over the world are asked to develop and analyze mathematical models for open-ended practical problems. Learn more
- Pi Day On March 14 (3.14), the Department of Mathematics celebrates the important and mysterious number pi with pie, pi-ounce bags of m&m's, Pi Day songs, a giant Pi Day display, finding your birthday in the digits of pi, and pi costume contest. Learn more
- Pi Mu Epsilon Pi Mu Epsilon is the national mathematics honor society. The St. Bonaventure Department of Mathematics sponsors the New York Omega Chapter. Pi Mu Epsilon is dedicated both to promoting scholarly activity in mathematics and to recognizing mathematical achievement among students at academic institutions. Learn more
- University of Rochester Mathematical Olympiad The URMO is an annual mathematics competition for undergraduates in Western New York, organized by Dr. Dan-Andrei Geba of the University of Rochester. The URMO is a challenging competition, but friendlier than the Putnam Exam. Learn more
- William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition The Putnam Competition is an annual mathematics competition open to undergraduates in the United States and Canada. Administered by the Mathematical Association of America, the Putnam is widely regarded as the most challenging undergraduate mathematics examination given in America. Learn more