Department of Mathematics

Extracurricular Activities

The student-run Math Club is open to all interested students. Among other activities, the club plans social events such as tailgating parties at Homecoming, study sessions, T-shirt sales and conferences.

Pi Mu Epsilon (PME) is a national honor society dedicated to the promotion of mathematics and recognition of students who successfully pursue mathematical understanding. Outstanding math students may be eligible for membership. The PME Constitution describes eligible students as follows:

  • Eligible undergraduates are those who have completed at least the equivalent of two semesters of calculus
  • two additional courses in mathematics, at or above the calculus level, all of which lead to the fulfillment of the requirements for a major in the mathematical sciences.

In addition, such students must have maintained a grade point average equivalent to that of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale, both for all courses that lead to fulfillment of requirements for a major in the mathematical sciences, and also for all courses that lead to fulfillment of requirements for an undergraduate degree.

Students have many opportunities to gain valuable work experience with prestigious employers while earning their math degrees. Internships are available with nearby NASA-Langley Research Center in Hampton and with Northrop-Grumman and Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, among others. In their junior and senior years, math students work closely with their professors on independent projects.

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