Math ruled at Hostos, as the second annual “Mathematics Day” was celebrated. 3 men. 1 woman.Math ruled at Hostos on March 21, as the second annual “Mathematics Day” was celebrated with a full-day of lectures, educational workshops and student and faculty awards.

Assistant Professor Clara Nieto-Wire from the Department of Mathematics served as the chairperson and coordinator for the event she helped bring to life in 2016.

This year, the day was dedicated to the “quest to find out how mathematics empowers individuals and communities in today’s society."

Mathematics Day was held in the Hostos Café, where a series of awards were handed out. Those who were recognized ''for their outstanding commitment and distinguished years of teaching and service to the Mathematics Department" were professors Luis Gómez, Ramón Gómez and Ruben Worrell.

Students celebrated "for their outstanding commitment and service as a Peer Leader in the Supplemental Instruction Program for Mathematics" were Galina Sagno, Ebony Peguero, Moustapha Ndiaye, and Eliana Pérez, a Hostos graduate who is now pursuing a graduate degree in mathematics.

Various workshops and faculty presentations were held throughout the day, including “Mathematics through Literary Eyes,” “Minorities in Finance: How Important is Mathematics?” and “How to Overcome Math Anxiety.” For a full list of activities and programs, click here.

The event was held in loving memory of Ibrahim Sangare, a Hostos student who sadly passed away.

Mathematics Day was made possible due to the collaboration between the Office of Academic Affairs, Office of the President, General Education Committee, Center for Teaching and Learning Office of Alumni Relations, Natural Sciences Department, CSTEP, Title V, HALC, and LSAMP. Sponsors and donors included the Office of Academic Affairs, Alumni Relations Office, CSTEP, Mathematics Department Faculty and the Student Government Association.

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities for nearly half a century. Since 1968, Hostos has been a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs.

Hostos offers 28 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.