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If you want to take advantage of the full Sun Devil experience, we encourage you to get involved. ASU has a very active extracurricular involvement program with various opportunities through clubs, community service, leadership, student government and more. Plus, in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences you can join a club or research initiative to meet students with similar interests as you.
Math Club provides an opportunity for students interested in mathematics to explore various topics, meet other students, network professionally, and socialize in a relaxed atmosphere. Become part of Math Club using SunDevilSync, and join the Math Club Facebook group.
The objectives of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Student Chapter are to::
The purpose of this organization is to foster and encourage opportunities for graduate and undergraduate women to study and to participate in active professional roles in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity for and the equal treatment of women and girls in
the mathematical sciences. The AWM Student Chapter is open to men as well as women. The chapter is also open to graduate students as well as undergraduates.
This past year saw the reactivation of the Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) Kappa Chapter at ASU. GIS is an international fraternity chapter at ASU. The purpose of this fraternity is to promote, encourage, and sustain student interest in insurance, risk management, and actuarial science as professions; to encourage the high moral and scholastic attainments of its members; and to facilitate interaction of educational institutions and industry through networking and by fostering research activities, scholarship, and improved public relations.
As members of the club, students have an opportunity to hear from actuaries at varying levels from both local and national actuarial firms. At club meetings, actuarial professionals share information about their respective companies and provide helpful employment advice. In addition to meeting with prospective employers, members will also participate in career-building activities, such as resume reviews and interview preparation. These activities help prepare actuarial students for summer internships and ultimately full-time employment.
The GIS Chapter also helps organize the annual career day, which brings together potential employers with students. The next career day will be held on February 9, 2017 in the Memorial Union from 1:00 - 5:00p.m.
The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is an annual mathematics competition for undergraduate college students enrolled at institutions of higher learning in the United States and Canada. It is widely considered to be the most prestigious university-level mathematics examination in the world, and its difficulty is such that the median score is often zero or one (out of 120) despite being attempted by students specializing in mathematics. The exam has been offered annually since 1938 and is administered by the Mathematical Association of America. The Putnam Competition is held on the first Saturday of December each year. To prepare for the exam, you can try problems from old exams, or attend the Problem-Solving Seminar MAT 194, 294, 394, 494. To sign up, contact one of ASU's Putnam coaches: Christopher Heckman or Igor Fulman
The Society for Women in STEM is a partner organization of the Central Arizona Chapter of AWIS. The mission of this organization is to encourage networking among graduate and undergraduate students from different STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) disciplines and offer professional development to promote the advancement of women in science. Go to awis-caz.org for more info and a list of upcoming events.