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Mathematics Opportunities

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Awards/Scholarships

  • Pitt-Greensburg Scholarships
  • Two scholarship awards presented annually to applied mathematics students:
    - Dr. and Mrs. Fred Campana Mathematics Award, awarded to an outstanding senior mathematics student who has excelled academically in the applied mathematics program.
    - Dr. and Mrs. Fred Campana Mathematics Research Award, awarded to recognize the senior mathematics student who, determined by the faculty, completed an outstanding independent research project.

Career/Internship Information

Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of Pitt-Greensburg's Career Services Office, not only to identify potential job opportunities, but to also develop their resume, and to assess their career plans.

The American Mathematical Society has provided mathematics career information.  Please keep in mind that those who call themselves mathematicians are a very small subset of those who frequently use mathematics in their work.

The American Statistical Association has recently provided a user-friendly web site to explore opportunities in statistics.

Many of our students have had internships at a variety of local companies performing widely varying job duties.  Companies in many business sectors are looking for quantitatively skilled interns.  We encourage our students to talk to faculty, fellow students, and the Pitt-Greensburg Career Services Office if they are interested in finding internships additional to the list below.

Explore the successful internship experiences completed by the following Mathematics students - and learn more about finding an internship!

Clubs/Honor Societies/Organizations

If you are interested in any of the following groups, please contact Dr. Gary Hart.

Math Club enables members to explore the field of mathematics through contests , programs, and workshops.

Pennsylvania Psi Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the National Mathematic Honor Society, promotes the academic advancements of mathematics and careers of mathematics majors.  Members explore mathematics as a science and host lectures and events focused on integrating mathematics at the University.

Student Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Graduate Studies

An undergraduate Applied Mathematics degree provides a valuable foundation for a wide variety of math-related graduate programs.  At just the University of Pittsburgh, the following graduate programs are a sample of those that could be pursued after completing an undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics:

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Human Genetics
  • Finance
  • Industrial Engineering
  • MBA
  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Public Administration – Policy Research and Analysis
  • Mathematics Education
  • Research Methodology

Study Abroad

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Research Efforts/Opportunities

Many Applied Mathematics students have participated in statistics-related projects on campus. These projects have included creating databases and analysis of data. The skills developed during these projects can be useful throughout your career. Please contact Dr. Dean Nelson if you are interested.

The Green Scholar Program

Faculty members submit proposals nominating students for Green Scholarships. Selection to the program reflects the student’s academic accomplishments and the confidence shown in the student by the faculty member making the nomination. The Green Scholar program is made possible through funding from the Jack Buncher Foundation and the R.K. Mellon Foundation.

Senior Research Project
Every applied mathematics student is required to complete a senior research project.  In the Spring semester of your junior year, you will take a one credit course, MATH 1951, which is designed to result in the creation of your senior project proposal.  In the Fall semester of your senior year, you will take a two-credit course, MATH 1952, in which you will work one-on-one with your faculty advisor to complete your senior research project.  Many of these projects in the past have resulted in conference presentations.