Help the mathematics and statistics department move forward as we continue to produce competitive graduates. With your Day of Giving gift, the department will stay true to its mission of the pursuit of excellence by funding programs and opportunities that make a real impact in the following key areas:
The cost of professional exams can be a heavy, yet necessary, burden to our students. The department recommends students in our actuarial track take at least two exams from the Society of Actuaries before graduation. Both exams cost $250. Students in our secondary education track must pass the Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching exam ($146) and the Praxis mathematics subject exam ($120). Students planning to continue their education in graduate school may be required to take the GRE ($220) and mathematics GRE ($150). In addition to the costs of these exams, study materials can cost up to $150. The department will use these funds to reimburse students for the cost of exams and study materials.
For many years the mathematics and statistics department has had a strong presence at Kappa Mu Epsilon conventions. This year’s convention is in April at Rockville Centre, New York, and we have several students interested in attending. The department has also taken students to the Kansas Mathematical Association of America regional conference, the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics and the Midwest Math & Stats Student Conference. Donations will be used to help defray student costs for attending these and other professional conferences.
For Day of Giving, 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, 1/10 of one percent and more. 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.