Get Involved

There’s a lot going on in Cal Poly Humboldt’s Math community, so get involved! It’s a great way to take a deeper dive into the world of Mathematics, connect with students and alumni, and get to know your professors.


Math Club (The Natural Loggers)

Have an interesting math problem you are working on? Enjoy solving problems? Our goal is to learn about interesting mathematics and create an inclusive community of math lovers.

Math Club Facebook Page

Whiskeytown Lake Mathematics Congress

Each year, students are invited to attend The Whiskeytown Lake Mathematics Congress, organized by the Mathematics departments of Cal Poly Humboldt and Southern Oregon State University. The Congress is an informal weekend camping trip designed to bring mathematicians from the region together to discuss current ideas on mathematics, applications, and curricular directions.

Whiskeytown Lake
Mathematics Congress website

Contests & Competitions

μαθ - Mu Alpha Theta Contest

Held each spring, beginning and advanced Mathematics students from Cal Poly Humboldt, nearby College of the Redwoods, and some high schools compete to solve a series of math problems.  

Fall Integration Bee

An Integration Bee is a mathematical version of a spelling bee in which contestants tackle an integral. Integration is a fundamental idea in calculus, and all integration in the Humboldt bee can be performed using ideas and techniques learned in the first two semesters of calculus.

Mathematical Contest in Modeling

This international contest challenges high school students and college undergraduates to clarify, analyze, and propose solutions to open-ended problems. The contest attracts diverse students and faculty advisors from over 900 institutions around the world.

File Check out our Humboldt Math Contest in Modeling participants in action!

Putnam Competition

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is an annual contest for undergraduates in the United States and Canada and is considered to be the world’s most prestigious university-level mathematics examination.

Redwood Empire Mathematics Tournament

Held each spring, the Redwood Empire Mathematics Tournament for high school students was started in 1960 by Humboldt Mathematics Professor James Householder to recognize achievement and increase interest in math. Each contestant in grades seven through 12 takes a series of three examinations, which are proctored and graded by Humboldt student volunteers.

Visit R.E.M.T.'s Website


Kieval Lecture Series

Named after Harry S. Kieval, Humboldt Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, the annual Kieval Lecture Series brings eminent mathematicians to campus to address broad aspects of the discipline.   

Kieval Lecture Series 

Math Colloquium

A weekly series of talks given by Humboldt Mathematics faculty and guest speakers.

Mathematics Colloquia

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