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Math History Sites
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Local Interest and Local Trivia
Math Gets its Due A St. Louis Post Dispatch article about mathematics as a career (from Sunday February 19, 2006), with mentions of several WU faculty and graduate students.
The Struggle to End Homelessness joint work of Professor Carol North (W.U. School of Medicine), Professor David Pollio (George Warren Brown School of Social Work), and the Math Department's Professor Edward Spitznagel.How did the Washington University get its name?
Mathematics and Plastic Surgery (work of Prof. Steven Krantz)
Collaboration, computers changing the nature of mathematical proofs, a WU Record article with Professor Steve Krantz
Can Mathematicians Learn to Write? An article about Professor Steven Krantz
The Deborah and Franklin Terrer Haimo Award to Professor Edward Spitznagel
The Beauty of Pure Mathematics and Professor John McCarthy
Mathematics and Radiation Oncology (Work of Professor Victor Wickerhauser)
Professor Ron Freiwald A WU Record article about Prof. Ron Freiwald
Professional Associations and Related InformationCareer Opportunities and Jobs
AMS Undergraduate Page Good information about graduate school, summer programs, special semsters, jobs and interships, etc. Worth visiting.
Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Student Page
Information about summer opportunities,careers, career profiles of people working in math related jobs, links to other sites, ...
Online Job Information and Listing Services
This list is maintained by the American Mathematical Society (AMS).The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
Other Sites for Women in Mathematics
The SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Student Page.
This site also has information about short term and summer jobs.
Careers in Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
A Mathematical Applications Index
A SIAM site of applications provided by working applied mathematicians.
Should You Prepare Differently for a Nonacademic Career?
Written for graduate students. but the same general principles apply to undergraduates.
Project for Nonacademic Employment
A joint AMS-MAA-SIAM project to inform students about jobs in nonacademic settings.
The Society of Actuaries (SOA)
The home pages of both the SOA and the CAS (below) contain information useful to students interested in actuarial careers. The SOA page also contains information about the actuarial exams.
Be An Actuary: Information about careers in actuarial work, maintained by the SOA and CAS.
Actuaries at the Social Security Administration: the site contains information about actuarial work at the SSA; it also has a link to a number of other sites of interest to actuaries and actuarial students
Actuarial Exams: information about the exam process, sample exams, and application forms.
ACTEX, a commercial site which sells study information for actuarial exams. The site also has a "job posting" page.
D.W. Simpson & Company : actuarial job searches
John Culver Wooddy Scholarships John Culver Wooddy Scholarship. Award winners will receive $2,000 scholarships, established by the estate of John Culver Wooddy, a distinguished actuary who set aside funds to provide scholarships to actuarial students. You may need to e-mail the Foundation to be sure this program is still available; the web page hasn't been recently updated.Eligibility: Undergraduate students who will receive their undergraduate degree by ****. Students must rank in the top quartile of their class and have successfully completed one actuarial examination. Students must be recommended by a professor from their school (limit one application per school). Immediate relatives of members of the Board of Trustees of the Actuarial Foundation or committee members, or Boards of affiliated organizations are not eligible to apply.
Careers in Statistics
Brought to you by the American Statistical Association
WU Dept. of Education: Secondary Teaching Certification
Teach For AmericaMath for America
A national corps of outstanding and diverse recent college graduates, all of whom commit two years to teach in under-resourced urban and rural public schools. At least one recent graduate http://mtbi.asu.edu/SummerProgram.htmlhas joined Teach for America.http://mtbi.asu.edu/SummerProgram.html
Math for America is a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve math education in secondary public schools in the United States by recruiting, training, and retaining outstanding mathematics teachers.MfA currently operates two programs in New York City, the MfA Fellowship, to increase the number of mathematically talented individuals going into teaching, and the MfA Master Teacher Program, to support outstanding mathematics teachers already in the classroom.
The Peace Corps
"The toughest job you'll ever love"
Occupational Outlook Handbook (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Use this site to check out "official" information on all sorts or occupations.
Looking for a Graduate Program in Mathematics?
Graduate Record Exam Information (GRE's)
Grad and Professional School: Career Center Resources for WUSTL Students
Links to Home Pages of US Math Departments
These links can be very useful to gather preliminary material about math departments around the U.S. Use them to decide which schools you'd like to contact for more information.
List of Statistics Department Servers
At many schools, mathematics and statistics are in separate departments
Graduate School Information
This site has a ton of information about finding a graduate program, surviving in a graduate program, etc. (Rankings are always "dicey" so take any you find with a grain of salt.)
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Math History Sites
The MacTutor History of Math Archive
A great site, with lots of topics and biographical information
A History of Math Site
From Trinity College, Dublin. Links to lots of other sites.
The Galileo Project, a hypertext source of information on the life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) and the science of his time.
Biographies of Women in Mathematics
From Agnes Scott College
Women in Math
From the University of Oregon
Mathematicians Born or Deceased on This Day
And other historical stuff.
Math Problems and Contests