Careers in Mathematics
Review the websites below for nonacademic job opportunities for mathematics majors:
- Best Careers for Math Majors
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics - Careers & Jobs
- American Mathematical Society Programs for Graduate Students
- American Mathematical Society Programs for Undergraduates Mathematics Majors
- Society of Actuaries
- AMS Employment Services for PhD Mathematicians
- Should You Prepare Differently for a Non-academic Career?
- Occupational Outlook Handbook by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (Check out the section on Mathematicians)
Check out a website maintained by Luchsinger Mathematics listing all sorts of job opportunities for mathematicians all over the world (including the US)!!
On a related matter, see Agnes Scott College's wonderful history of women in mathematics.
The Math Club is a fun social club open to math majors, math faculty, and other students who are interested in Mathematics. We meet several times a year to socialize, eat free food, talk about math, and do games or puzzles that are math-related. Memberships is free.
If you would like to join the Math Club, contact Dr. Jett at email@example.com
Faculty Co-advisors: Dr. Sykes and Dr. Wei
Math Modeling Team
The Mathematical Contest in Modeling is a competition in which teams of three students are challenged to use mathematics to solve a real-world problem from science or industry. The problems are usually posed in a nonmathematical way and the students must write a paper that proposes and analyzes a mathematical model to solve the problem. The contest requires not only mathematical skills but also skills in creative problem solving, computing, and effective communication of technical ideas. Knowledge of physics and other sciences is also often useful. Possible awards are Successful Participation, Honorable Mention, Meritorious, and Outstanding.
This year's contest attracted 522 teams representing 282 institutions from 11 countries; two teams from West Georgia participated. The team of Juan Orphee, Brian Bockelman, and Eshwar Stalin (advised by Dr. Scott Gordon) earned an award of Meritorious for their paper, "Wind and Water Spray". They developed a model to determine how to control the pressure of a fountain in a large open plaza based on wind conditions so that the fountain doesn’t spray passersby. Full results and more details on the contest can be found athttp://www.comap.com/undergraduate/contests/mcm/.
If you have a strong background in math, physics, engineering, or computing, and you think you might be interested in participating, contact Dr. Scott Gordon firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Kappa Mu Epsilon Honor Society
The West Georgia Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon, National Mathematics Honor Society was established on May 21, 1975, and was the first chapter of K.M.E. in the state of Georgia, hence its name: Georgia Alpha. There are now 257 members of the Georgia Alpha Chapter.