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Mathematician has once again been rated the number one career choice of 2014. UPDATE: The top 6 from the best jobs of 2015 include actuary, mathematician, statistician and data scientist. Find out in person at some of our frequent career talks.
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Department of Mathematics
Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-4002
College of Arts and Sciences Building
Dr Timothy Norfolk
Assistant to the Chair
Ms Pamela Hoover
Ms Joyce Lott
...is used everywhere. With it, we can create models of almost anything — complex molecules, ecosystems, or the economy. We can design new medicines and new materials, and build more efficient communication devices and more secure networks. We can decode a genome and decipher its history. We can make better environmental and financial decisions.
Applied mathematicians use mathematics to solve problems in science and engineering, using pencil and paper as well as computers to set up and solve equations, and then interpreting the results. Theoretical mathematicians explore beyond the physical models, creating new mathematics by discovering underlying logical structures and geometries, and novel patterns and symmetries.
With a degree in mathematics or applied mathematics, you can work in virtually any field, in the public, academic and industrial sectors. Math majors have the skills employers want.
Announcements for Spring 2015
- Friday, May 1 (CAS 220, 3:30pm) Hung Tong-Viet of the University of Pretoria will speak on p-Parts of character degrees.
- Friday, May 1st at 5 PM Ballrooms D and E in the Student Union. Joint PME/WIM/SIAM math department banquet. (RSVP to J.P. Cossey)
- Friday, May 8, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. College of Business Administration’s Murphy Room (Room 258). Mario Garzia will be a guest participant in the IT Executive Exchange May Forum.
- April 16 (CAS 220, 3:00-4:00 pm) Vitaly Moroz (Swansea University, UK) will speak on Ground-states of a Schrodinger-Poisson-Slater type equation.
- April 2 and 9 (CAS 220, 2:00 pm) Fedor Nazarov (Kent State University) spoke on Mass kinetics and the persistence problem.
- Friday March 6, 3:30pm in CAS 220 Lubjana Beshaj of Oakland University spoke on ``Binomial forms of minimal height.''
- February 19, CAS 220, 2:30-3:30 pm Ihsan Topaloglu (McMaster University, Canada) spoke on Minimizers of Purely Nonlocal Attractive-Repulsive Energies via Interaction Regularization.
Career seminar: Feb. 19, Kolbe 51, 4:00 pm.
Maria Mandlis from Google. Sign up at "Cool things that matter!"
- PME Career seminar Feb. 26, 3:30 in CAS 139. Dave Johnson, chief scientist at Michigan Aerospace and alumni of our applied math PhD program spoke on his experiences in the industry.
- Join Pi Mu Epsilon! Get your application from Dr. Cossey. Deadline for applications is Monday, March 2nd.
Career seminar: Feb. 05, CAS 142, 3:00 pm.
Michael Kulis, Michael Hicks, Marit Meyer and Lauren Best from NASA Glenn Research Center will give an overview of their research and share their experience of work at NASA. They will also discuss programs and internships available for students (both graduate and undergraduate) at NASA Glenn.
- The Women In Mathematics group is hosting seminars this semester by female mathematicians on their research and career opportunities.
- Seminars and Colloquia are currently scheduled in algebra, combinatorics and PDE's.
- We have now an official SIAM Student Chapter.
What makes a great college professor?
Kevin Kreider and Susan Young teach math with humor and clarity — and that ranks them among the top 25 college professors in the nation – in a RateMyProfessors.com survey.
Mathematicians from around the world gathering at UA Oct. 20-21
The schedule will include 21 special sessions about mathematics and math education.
Math Department Poster Session
The Math Department's Eleventh Annual Poster Session will be held on Wednesday 30 November. It will feature over 40 student research projects in a variety of mathematical areas.
Professor serves on U.S. energy committee
Dr. Joseph Wilder has been reappointed to another two-year term on a U.S. Department of Energy advisory committee, where he provides expertise in methane hydrate computer simulation.