The University of Iowa Math Club

Welcome to UI Math Club

About the UI Math Club

Are you a math major? Simply interested in mathematics? The goal of the Undergraduate Math Club is to promote the appreciation and enjoyment of math in a casual atmosphere. We meet every Monday evening at 6:00 PM to eat pizza, discuss math, do puzzles, and socialize with like-minded people. We participate in mathematics competitions, both regional and international, attend conferences, and hold social events for undergraduate math enthusiasts.


Officers for 2018-19


  • Patrick Vecera, President

  • Josh Gingerich, Vice President

  • Cindy Farthing, Faculty Advisor

Math is Power


  • "If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is." - John Louis von Neumann
  • "There are two ways to do great mathematics. The first is to be smarter than everybody else. The second way is to be stupider than everybody else---but persistent." - Raoul Bott
  • In 1931 Albert Einstein and his wife, Elsa, were touring the Mt. Wilson Observatory, at that time the observatory was the home of the world's largest telescope. Someone in the entourage told Elsa the 100-inch Hooker reflecting telescope was used to determine the shape of the universe.  "Well, Elsa said, "my husband does that on the back of an old envelope."