We all know that mathematics is just plain fun, but why else should you study mathematics? Check out these resources for some answers.
Are you interested in working on some research in mathematics? Many professors have projects for students to work on, or we can help you with something that you are interested in already! Please stop by and ask us. Here are some current and recent projects:
- Lizzie Knapper (2014) and Sophia Rivera (2014) are working with Dr. McIlwain on predicting alternate rankings of sports teams.
- Several students completed REUs this summer including: Melanie King and McCabe Olsen. Chris Kirkland (2012) completed an REG.
- Jay Lanterman attended the conference "UnKnot" at Denison University in Ohio. Ask him about his trip! (summer 2012)
- Lyndssey Autrey and Dr. Denny are working with biology students Garcia and Hong, and biology professors C. Denny (USC-Sumter) and Dr. Wiles on a yeast competition lab for teaching math biology. (2011-2012)
- McCabe Olsen is searching for a closed form of an expansion inside of the universal enveloping algebra of a toroidal group with Dr. Beier. (2010-2012)
- Want to see more?
What are Mercer Math Alumni up to these days? Here are a few updates:
- Christopher Kirkland (2012) has started his PhD in mathematics at NC State.
- Andrew Conner (2011) took a job with the start up company FortyTwo and is moving to California!
- Sarah Stoops (2009) completed her Masters of Arts in Teaching at Vanderbilt.
- Zack Dentmon (2009) is starting work while planning to return to graduate school.
- Emily Piscitello (2009) is in graduate school at University of Central Florida in higher education leadership.
- Want to see more?
Are you a recent math alum? If so, join our FaceBook group. Our group name is "Mercer Univeristy Math Alumni". We'd love to hear from you!
Need a little extra help? Here are a few resources that might be useful.
What is calculator and books do I buy? What classes are offered? What do I need to do to become a math teacher? These answers and more can be found here.
Your advisor will use your math index score to help you chose an appropriate mathematics course. However, you may take a placement test to place into a different level course. Information about the placement test can be found here.