Help the Mathematics and Statistics Department move forward as we continue to provide programs and opportunities that produce competitive graduates. Through your generosity, the department will stay true to its mission of the pursuit of excellence. Your gift as part of the Day of Giving will make a real impact in these key areas:
The cost of professional exams can be a heavy, yet necessary, burden to our students. The Department recommends that students in our Actuarial Track take at least two exams from the Society of Actuaries before graduation. Each exam costs $250. Students in our Secondary Education Track must pass both the Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching Exam ($156) and the Praxis Mathematics subject exam ($120). Students planning to continue their education in graduate school may be required to take the General Graduate Record Exam ($205) and/or the GRE Mathematics subject test ($150). In addition to the costs of these exams, study materials can run up to $150. The Department will use these funds to reimburse students for the cost of exams and/or study materials.
For many years the Mathematics and Statistics Department has had a strong presence at Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME) Conventions. More recently, the Department has taken students to the Kansas Mathematics Association of America Regional Conference, the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, and the Midwest Mathematics and Statistics Student Conference. Donations will be used to help defray student costs for attending these and other professional conferences.
For this project, we are asking our Mathematics Community of alumni and friends to consider donating one one-thousandth of their annual salary to support our students. There are so many ways to mathematically think of one one-thousandth: 1/1000, a tenth of a tenth of a tenth, (0.1) cubed, 1/10th of one percent, etc. However, no matter which mathematical representation you prefer, the result is a huge benefit to our students and a clear message that the Washburn Mathematics Community supports our newest and future members.