MIT Council for Math Majors

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for more CoMM events in the fall of 2023!

Previous Events

Elitism in math discussion

CoMM hosts discussions throughout the semester for undergraduates to share their experiences. Join us to discuss how to combat elitism within the math department.
When: Thursday, Sept 9 @ 5-6pm ET
Where: 2-136, we will go outside if weather permits

Meet the CoMM upperclassmen & Coloring & Games with CoMM

How do I do in-person college? How do I understand my syllabus? How do I ask a professor for help? Get answers to these and more from math upperclassmen! Stick around afterwards to hangout and play games with CoMMs
When: Saturday, Sept 11 @ 1-3pm ET
Where: Undergraduate lounge, we will go outside if weather permits

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in math discussion

Come unpack with us how the math department can better welcome and serve members of underrepresented and marginalized groups.
When: Sunday, Sept 12 @ 2-3pm ET
Where: 2-136, we will go outside if weather permits

Student Advocacy discussion

Student advocacy comes in many forms working across students, faculty, and staff. Come share your experiences as a student advocate and learn more about ours.
When: Wednesday, Sept 15 @ 8-9pm ET
Where: Online!

New Math Major Mixer

Welcome to the math department! We are so excited for you all to join us and want to give you a chance to learn more about the math department and get to know each other! At this event, math clubs will be present to tell new majors what they're all about, and you'll have a chance to get to know other 24s who just declared. Additionally, we will reimbursing $15 meals for the first 30 people who sign up to come. We will also be raffling gift cards at the event for those who stay the whole time, so be sure to come!
When: Saturday, May 22 @ 1-2:30pm ET

Advisor Advice Session

A students-only event for first-year math majors to get advice from upperclassmen about picking their advisors!
When: Saturday, May 8 @ 2-3:30pm ET

Discussion Forum: Grading

Come share your thoughts on grading in the math dept. as a student and/or grader with Prof. Poonen, Prof. Collins, and other students/graders!
When: Wednesday, April 28 @ 8-9:30pm ET
Guests: Professor Björn Poonen and Professor Tristan Collins

CP* Event: Meet the Math Majors!

Thinking about being a math major, but not sure you'd fit in at the MIT math department? Come find out what the life of a math major is really like. We'll answer any questions you may have about being an undergrad in the MIT math department. The first 45 minutes will be a moderated panel with current MIT math majors, and in the second half you'll be able to socialize and ask more questions to panelists in breakout rooms! Feel free to stay for the whole event or drop in for just a few minutes (:
When: Friday, April 16 @ 7-8:30pm ET
This event is intended for admitted students.

Discussion Forum: Community Building & Connectivity

Come discuss ways to build a sense of community and connection within the math department, both among the math majors and between us and the rest of the department with Prof. Staffilani, Prof. Piccirillo, and CoMM!
When: Tuesday, April 13 @ 8-9:30pm ET
Guests: Professor Gigliola Staffilani and Professor Lisa Piccirillo

Undergraduate Math Major Advising Discussion Forum

Come discuss your advising experiences and suggestions to improve undergraduate advising with Prof. Sutherland, Prof. Lawrie, and CoMM.
When: Monday, March 29 @ 5-6pm ET
Who: with Prof. Sutherland, Prof. Lawrie, and CoMM
RSVP: Fill out this form!

CoMM Office Hours

When: Thursday, March 25, 2021 @ 6-7pm ET
Why: CoMM wants to check in with you to hear your thoughts! Come chat with us about topics you would like to talk about in future office hours, or anything else on your mind.

Course 18 Roadmaps

When: Friday, February 5, 2021 @ 4-5pm ET
Why: One of CoMM's many projects is to create more informative course planning resources for math majors, with undergrad input! Stop by to hear what we're working on and share your ideas.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Discussion

When: Thursday, February 4, 2021 @ 4-5:30pm ET
Why: Come unpack with us how the math department can be made more welcoming to members of underrepresented and marginalized groups.

Open Forum: Elitism in the Math Department

When: Wednesday, February 3 @ 7-8pm ET
Why: CoMM will hold regular Office Hours and themed Open Forums throughout the semester so that undergrads can share the challenges they've faced. Stop by one of our Open Forums, where we will be discussing the culture of elitism within the math department and ways to combat it.

Undergraduate Advising Discussion

When: Wednesday, February 3 @ 4-5pm ET
Slides: here
Why: Come share your thoughts about the advising experience, and hear how we've been working to improve it.

CoMM Info Session

When: February 2nd @ 2pm ET
Slides: here
Why: Are you interested in joining CoMM? Do you want to learn more about what we do? What kind of light source would you be? Come hear about CoMM and ask us all of your questions!

Pset Partners Live Feedback Session

When: Friday, December 18, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m. E.S.T.
Why: psetpartners looks to expand to other classes. Using your feedback, psetpartners can expand as efficiently as possible. Also, it is always great to know how it worked out for you.

CoMM Office Hours

When: Thursday, December 10 & Friday, December 11 @ 6 p.m. E.S.T.
Why: Tell us about how online learning went for you. More specifically, what are some aspects that worked, and what are some things that can be improved.

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