Mathematics Learning Opportunities

Learning Opportunities

In addition to the Mathematics program and its coursework, Centenary College provides a wide variety of opportunities for experiential learning.

Math Tutoring Center at Downtown Centenary»
Internships and Undergraduate Research Opportunities»
Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME) Honor Society»
Centenary Astronomy and Space Society (CASS)»

Math Tutoring Center at Downtown Centenary

MTC grand opening.
President Lewthwaite cuts the ribbon at the MTC grand opening.

The Math Tutoring Center (MTC) at Downtown Centenary is a community outreach to empower students with the mathematical skills to become confident, effective, and independent learners so they may be the next generation to strive for careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). We help make math enjoyable by teaching students in a relaxing and nurturing atmosphere. We deeply respect the confidentiality of our students and their families, and want to create a challenging, fun, and rewarding environment for all.

The tutoring service is free of charge and is available once a student is recommended by their classroom teacher. We respect the uniqueness of each student’s learning process. Our tutors are carefully selected for their ability to relate well to young people, as well as for their sensitivity and discretion. Our one-on-one approach to tutoring is unique since we are personally committed to seeing each of our students excel.

The MTC provides volunteer tutoring opportunities for qualified Centenary College students.   Student tutors, particularly those interested in exploring careers in education or small business/entrepreneurship:

  • gain relevant field experience and
  • meaningfully serve children and families in the surrounding communities, while earning Centenary College service learning credits

For more information contact: 

Kathy Turrisi
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Email: turrisik@centenarycollege.edu
Phone: 908-852-1400 X2321


Internships and Undergraduate Research

At Centenary, every math major works directly with their academic advisor, a full-time math faculty member, to pursue internship and undergraduate research opportunities that will provide experience in the student’s specific areas of academic and career interest.

Some recent internships and undergraduate research have included:

  • A math major with an interest in exploring statistics and applied mathematics interned at BASF, formerly in Belvidere, NJ, in product quality assurance.
  • A Math major with a minor in Business Management and a desire to explore entrepreneurship interned at Happy Babies Boutique in Cape May, NJ, where she was responsible for sales, marketing, payroll, employee scheduling and social media promotions.
  • Mathematics and Accounting double major, in collaboration with a Mechanical Engineering major from Stevens Institute of Technology presented their work entitled, “Prime Numbers”, at the 26th Annual
    Student Mathematics Conference at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA.

Kappa Mu Epsilon

KME is a specialized mathematics honor society, which was founded in 1931 to promote the interest of mathematics among undergraduate and graduate students. KME chapters are located in colleges and universities of recognized standing that offer a strong mathematics major. KME members are selected from students of mathematics and other closely related fields who have maintained standards of scholarship, have professional merit, and have attained academic distinction.

Students from the Centenary College Delta Chapter have been involved in the following service and activities:

  • Tutoring for the campus community
  • Private, individual tutoring for students in the surrounding community, which has grown to include services for children at the Math Tutoring Center at Downtown Centenary
  • Assisted in a campus and community-wide Stem Cell drive.
  • Attended and presented research at undergraduate Mathematics conferences.

For more information please contact KME Delta Chapter Faculty Advisors: 

Kathy Turrisi, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, KME Centenary College Delta Chapter Founding member at turrisik@centenarycollege.edu or

Linda Ritchie, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, at ritchiel@centenarycollege.edu.

Learn more about KME at:  http://www.kappamuepsilon.org/

Centenary Astronomy
and Space Society (CASS)

CASS is a chapter of the National Space Society

  • Membership is free
  • CASS is affiliated with the National Sky Network and United Astronomy Clubs of NJ at Jenny Jump Observatory 
  • Activities include:   Stargazing, both on and off campus, demonstrations, lectures and hands on activities
  • Looking at the sky with a math eye
  • For more information, please contact Robert Search, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, CASS Club Advisor, at searchr@centenarycollege.edu
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