on-campus math help
The Math, Physics and Computer Science Tutor Center: Our walk-in tutor center
on-campus activities - get involved!
Lemma: Westminster's Math Society is a club aimed at increasing mathematical awareness in the Westminster College community . Some examples of Lemma's activities are Pi Day, STEM outreach programs and speakers on mathematical topics.
Putnam Competition: This is an undergraduate national exam given every December. We offer a 1-credit preparation course during the fall semester. Contact Jonas D'Andrea (Meldrum 274) for more information.
Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM): This is a 96-hour international, undergraduate, team competition held every February. We welcome participants from any majors. We begin preparing for this contest in late October. Contact Holly Zullo (Foster 208) for more information.
What can i do with a math degree? - learn why you should be a math major!
WeUseMath.org: Check out this website for all things math related, including a long list of careers that require math.
Math Matters, Apply It!: A great series of mathematical topics put together by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Actuarial Science: This page has all the information you need to learn how to get into a profession that consistently ranks near the top in terms of job satisfaction.
Professional organizations - awesome resources for anyone in math!
Mathematicians have a wide variety of interests, so there is a correspondingly wide variety of professional organizations to support those interests! Most of these organizations have very inexpensive student memberships - always a good thing to consider. They also have very helpful websites with a lot of resources for students about careers, graduate schools, and so on. Take some time to browse!
Mathematical Association of America (MAA): The MAA's mission is "to advance the mathematical sciences, especially at the collegiate level."
American Mathematical Society (AMS): The AMS focuses more on advancing research in mathematics.
Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM): AWM's mission is "to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences."
National Association of Mathematicians (NAM): NAM is dedicated to "promoting the mathematical development of underrepresented American minorities"
INFORMS: The home of data analytics, operations research, and management science
American Statistical Association (ASA): If you're interested in statistics, be sure to check out this one.
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM): Great things here about applied math of all sorts
Society for Mathematical Biology: Just what it says!
Society of Actuaries (SOA)
Using math to help others
Many nonprofit groups need mathematical expertise, and several volunteer groups are trying to answer this need. The sites below will give you an idea of how mathematics can be used in service to the world.
DataKind: This group focuses on using data science to benefit people around the world.
Statistics Without Borders: A volunteer group that provides pro bono statistical consulting to help deal with international health issues.
It's great if you can spend at least one summer during college doing research or an internship related to your major. We offer research opportunities on campus - just talk to any math faculty member. Applications for funding are due in March. Alternatively, there are many opportunties for research and internships off campus. See the links below for just a few of these, and talk to any math faculty member for more ideas. The earliest deadlines are in October, but most are January/February.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs): These summer research programs hosted at colleges and universities across the country combine high-level research with great graduate school and career exploration opportunities.
Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI): This program provides internships at any of 17 DOE national labs, invovling state-of-the-art research. Internships are available for all technical majors.
National Security Agency Internships: The NSA employees the most PhDs of any organization in the country. If you're interested in national security issues, this is the place to go! The deadline for the Director's Summer Program is October 15, so this is one to think about early in the fall.