# Get Involved

### There’s a lot going on in HSU’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.

### Activities

**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.

**State of Jefferson Mathematics Congress**

Each year, students are invited to attend The State of Jefferson Mathematics Congress, organized by the Mathematics departments of Humboldt State University 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.

### Contests & Competitions

**μαθ - Mu Alpha Theta Contest**

Held each spring, beginning and advanced Mathematics students from Humboldt State, 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 HSU 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.

**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 HSU 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 HSU student volunteers.

### Lectures

**Kieval Lecture Series**

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

**Math Colloquium**

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

**Lamberson Ecology Lecture**

The series is hosted by HSU’s Department of Mathematics and its name and funding from Roland Lamberson, Arcata, professor of mathematics at Humboldt State from 1980 to 2004. Professor Lamberson has made substantial contributions in the application of mathematics to ecology and natural resources.