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Math Professional Exam/Conference Student Support

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 on Day of Giving will make a real impact in these key areas:

Professional exams

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. Both of these exams cost $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 ($130). Students planning to continue their education in graduate school may be required to take the General Graduate Record Exam ($220) and/or the GRE mathematics subject test ($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/or study materials.

Conference Travel

For many years, the mathematics and statistics department has had a strong presence at Kappa Mu Epsilon conventions. The department has also 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. 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.

Highest Number of Gifts
Gifts of any size matter, and they all add up to make a major difference at Washburn University. These projects or funds have the highest number of gifts making an impact today!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,000 Men's and Women's Golf 98
2 $1,750 Mass Media Career Accelerator Fund 96
3 $1,250 Sports Traditions and Cultural History of London 80
4 $500 Adopt-A-Turtle 78
5 $500 Volleyball 40
Highest Dollar Total
Your generosity shapes Washburn University's future and the opportunities available to students. Thank you for giving to these projects and departments!
Rank Department Raised
1 School of Business Dean's Fund $20,355.00
2 Jim Concannon Deanship $11,535.00
3 SOL Summer Public Interest Stipends $11,434.00
4 Mulvane Art Museum $11,150.00
5 Dean's Fund & Scholarships - Law $9,425.00
Math Dept. Student Support Match
The Washburn University board of trustees will match dollar-for-dollar up to $500 in gifts made to support the math students as they take professional licensure exams and travel to conferences.
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