The Undergraduate Tea will be Thursdays 11-12 in Gordon Palmer 302. All math majors (or potential math majors) are welcome. We have tea and cookies available and talk and play games.
As part of our departmental membership in the Mathematical Association of America, we are able to provide free memberships for our students. The MAA is the primary organization that focuses on undergraduate mathematics and you can learn more at https://www.maa.org/.
If you would like a free membership, please fill out the survey at
and provide your name and email.
In order to avoid conflicts with math courses, the undergraduate tea time will be on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:00. I have scheduled William Rabel from the Culverhouse College of Commerce to come on February 8 to discuss the University's actuarial science program. If there are other topics that you would like to hear about or people that you would like to visit, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Mathematics will be hosting a pep rally for our Putnam Exam team on December 1 at 2:30. Come get some snacks and encourage the team as they get ready to compete against universities across the country on the biggest mathematics competition for undergraduate students in mathematics.
Today Kabe Moen will be joining us to talk about the University Scholars Program in mathematics. A flyer about the program is given below. You can also contact Dr. Moen at email@example.com and set up a time to meet with him to learn more.
Last week, Bulent Tosun gave a talk about knot theory during the undergraduate tea. The slides for the talk are included below.
American Mathematical Society (AMS)
Founded in 1888 to further mathematical research and scholarship. The Society currently has approximately 30,000 members throughout the United States and around the world. It fulfills its mission through programs that promote mathematical research, increase the awareness of the value of mathematics to society, and foster excellence in mathematics education.
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
A nonprofit member association, founded in 1893, dedicated to promoting and improving engineering and technology education.
American Statistics Association (ASA)
A scientific and educational society founded in 1839 to foster excellence in the use and application of statistics to the biological, physical, social and economic sciences.
Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
A non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging women in the mathematical sciences.
Casualty Actuarial Society
An organization dedicated to advancing the body of knowledge of actuarial science applied to property, casualty and similar risk exposures, to promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct and competence for the members, and to increasing the awareness of actuarial science.
Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
The world’s largest organization devoted to the interests of collegiate mathematics. (If you would like to have a free membership in the MAA, please send me an email with your name and planned year of graduation.)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
A nonprofit professional association whose purpose is to improve mathematics education for all students in the United States and Canada. Composed of more than 120,000 teachers, educators, and other professionals, it is now the largest mathematics education organization in the world. (If you would like a very discounted membership in NCTM, please join the Students for the Improvement of Mathematics Education club on campus.)
Society of Actuaries
An educational, research, and professional organization dedicated to serving the public and Society members. Its mission is to advance actuarial knowledge and to enhance the ability of actuaries to provide expert advice and relevant solutions for financial, business, and societal problems involving uncertain future events. The vision of the Society of Actuaries is for actuaries to be recognized as the leading professionals in the modeling and management of financial risk and contingent events.
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
Dedicated to advancing the application of mathematics to science and industry, to promoting mathematical research that could lead to effective new methods and techniques for science and industry, and to providing media for the exchange of information and ideas among mathematicians, engineers, and scientists. In conjunction with the AMS, they also provide career information and services to the mathematics community through the AMS-SIAM Mathematics Careers Bulletin Board which is an interactive service that informs students about non-academic career choices in the mathematical sciences.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Dedicated to stimulating women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expanding the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrating the value of diversity.