Advice from Students and Alumni

  • "Take Math 500 before taking many of the upper-level courses." 
  • "Connect with one really good prof early on and maintain the relationship."
  • "It's a good program with interesting students, GTAs and professors."
  • "I think it is an excellent department with good instructors."
  • "Go for it, if you're up to the challenge."
  • "Plan your applied concentration early to meet all required prerequisites!"
  • "Math 500 and Math 558 are challenging."
  • "There are a lot of talented instructors who generally help you learn."
  • "Get to the higher level courses quickly; they're very good."
  • "Establish yourself early in the program, and things fall into place. The earlier classes set the pace."
  • "It is a very good program, allowing the student to focus on areas of interest as well as requirements."
  • "Get involved with the department in any way you can."
  • "It is a very difficult but good learning experience and each class can help you with another. You learn great problem-solving skills and things you never knew involved math."

Events Calendar

Using Math

CTE course transformation grant helps Emily Witt, assistant professor of math, develop active learning with student groups in calculus.  Positive results using modules developed with Justin Lyle and Amanda Wilkens, math graduate students, were attained.  Read more

Math and COVID-19: Sources on how math is being used to track the virus and its spread.  AMS link.

A mathematician-musician's breakthrough melds East, West. Read more.

Researcher's innovative approach to flood mapping support emergency management and water officials. Read more.

Nicole Johnson found a way to express her baton twirling using math. See video.