The next Math Colloquium will be held on Wednesday, January 22, from 4-5 p.m., in Buckley Center room 209. The speaker will be Albert Kim from Reed College, who will present “A Bayesian model for cluster detection.” Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Carol Bruce, mathematics, at 7166 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Engineering + Science Fair will take place on Friday, February 22nd, 1:00pm-4:00pm in Shiley Hall.
The following companies are recruiting mathematics, chemistry, physics, and biology students in addition to engineering students for internships and job opportunities at the fair:
- Cooper Zietz Engineers (specific majors to be announced)
- Garmin (specific majors to be announced)
- Fast Enterprises – Mathematics majors
- Expeditors – Mathematics majors
- Oregon Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Survey (specific majors to be announced)
- Portland General Electric – Mathematics majors
- Nalco – Chemistry majors
- Rentrak – Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics majors
- Clean Water Services (specific majors to be announced)
- Cvent (specific majors to be announced)
- US Army Corps of Engineers – Mathematics majors
- Intel Corporation – Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics majors
- United States Marine Corps Officer Programs – all majors
- Siltronic (specific majors to be announced)
Career Services is helping students to prepare for the event via their “How to Work a Job Fair” workshops. These will take place on Wednesday, February 20th and Thursday, February 21st at 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Students are encouraged to go learn some tips and tools for attending the career fair. All workshops are 30 minutes and conducted in the Career Services office, lower level of Orrico Hall.
In addition, Career Services is offering extended drop-in hours (10:00am-4:00pm) for resume review on Wednesday (2/20) and Thursday (2/21). No appointment is necessary and free resume paper is available.
Stephanie Salomone is the principal investigator on the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, which encourages talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers, in particular at high-needs schools, by offering them internships and scholarships to defray the cost of their UP education. The recently funded $1.2 million project is a comprehensive partnership between the College of Arts and Sciences, the Shiley School of Engineering, the School of Education, the Moreau Center, Saturday Academy, and Portland Public Schools and counts among its collaborators Dean Sharon Jones (SSEN), Tim Doughty (SSEN), Tisha Morrell (SOE), Jacquie Van Hoomissen (BIO), Laura Goble (Moreau Center), Amy Beadles-Bohling (BIO), and Hillary Merk (SOE). [Read more…] about Beating the Odds
Our department boasts ten outstanding mathematicians – seven under the age of 40 – and with a total of about 50 majors, we work very closely with our students. Every major can work one-on-one with professors, often on independent study or even research projects.
Because students study mathematics for a variety of reasons, we offer a variety of degrees. The BA degree is appropriate for those majoring in mathematics as part of a broader inter-disciplinary program or are pursuing a second major in science, engineering, business, the humanities or education. The BS degree is intended for students who want an in-depth study of mathematics in preparation for a professional career in mathematics or a closely related field.
Our students and faculty gather regularly outside the classroom: for talks on new mathematics and new applications, as well as picnics or dinners that allow students and faculty to get to know one another better and just have fun. We nurture a true sense of community, with a spirit of intellectual and personal camaraderie that is perhaps the best answer to the question, “Why math at UP?”
Chair, Mathematics Department