Mathematics

Mathematics

Resources for our Students

The Eckerd College Mathematics Department is an institutional member of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the American Mathematical Society (AMS), and the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).  These affiliations, together with other sources, allow us to provide the following resources for our students.

Each year, we award 6 students a complimentary membership in the MAA.  The membership includes a year-long subscription to a MAA journal and a year-long subscription to the magazine 'Math Horizons' which is a publication specifically geared to undergraduate students.

Each year, we award 4 students a complimentary membership in the AMS.  The membership includes year-long subscriptions to both the Notices and the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society.

Each quarter, the Mathematics Department distributes a copy of the magazine ‘Math Horizons’, a MAA publication which is specifically geared to undergraduate students, to 40 students enrolled in our upper-division mathematics courses.

Each month, we send a copy of the electronic newsletter 'Headlines & Deadlines’ to all students enrolled in our upper-division math courses.  This newsletter provides a wealth of information to our students on mathematics and on mathematical opportunities available nationwide.
http://www.ams.org/news-for-students/

Each month, we send a copy of the electronic newsletter 'Career Cornerstone News' to all students enrolled in our upper-division math courses.  This newsletter is published by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center and provides career information and opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
http://www.careercornerstone.org

Each month, we post announcements on one of our discipline Facebook pages concerning upcoming courses, textbooks, internships, and summer research opportunities.
http://www.facebook.com/EcMathAdvising

On a regular basis, we send e-mail announcements to all our students on summer research opportunities, scholarships and internships.
http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm 

Eckerd College is the Florida Gamma Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon – the national mathematics honor society.  Selection into Pi Mu Epsilon is by invitation only and is based on outstanding performance and achievement in mathematics.  Each Spring Semester, the math faculty induct a few select students into this honor society.

Computer Resources

The Mathematics Department has an institutional site license for the software program 'Mathematica' which is used extensively in our courses.  We have a site license for MiniTab which is used in our elementary and advanced statistics classes.

Our Graduates

Many of our graduates go on to graduate school at such institutions as MIT, Stanford, Dartmouth, Brown, Duke, UCLA, Vanderbilt and more. Click here for a list of just a few of these institutions.