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Applications are now being accepted for new undergraduate research opportunties in computational math and data science. Information on the 2015 GMU-EXTREEMS program is available at the EXTREEMS web page.
The Mathematics Department has an agreement with Fairfax County Public Schools for FCPS-GMU Dual Enrollment Courses.
Mason's popular program for young math and tech students. Information is available on the Summer 2014 Mathematics and Technology for Talented Youth program, organized by Math professor J.E. Lin.
Mathematics is one of the few disciplines that teaches us about the power of thought as distinct from the power of authority. It is not necessarily dependent on our physical observations of the world, and yet it constantly provides models for our observations. Such models—usually studied in applied mathematics—may have relevance in traditional sciences such as physics, biology, or chemistry. Topics studied by mathematicians, such as chaos theory or dynamical systems, often serve as models for economics, neuroscience, or predictors of fluctuations in the stock market.
Students majoring in mathematics take courses in the logical foundations of mathematics, the calculus sequence, matrix algebra, and discrete mathematics. Majors choose from a concentration of applied, traditional, or actuarial mathematics. Both the B.A. and the B.S. in mathematics will allow entry to advanced studies or career opportunities as diverse as the fields to which mathematics is applied. The metro region of Washington, DC is a particularly fertile area for related job opportunities, including consulting, teaching, and government.
Since it was founded in 1972, George Mason University has grown into a major educational force and earned a reputation as an innovative, entrepreneurial institution. Just minutes from Washington, D.C., George Mason has a growing and diverse student body and an exceptional faculty of enterprising scholars. At the center of the world's political, information, and communications networks, George Mason is the university needed by a region and a world driven by new social, economic, and technological realities.
Department of Mathematical Sciences
4400 University Drive, MS: 3F2
Exploratory Hall, room 4400
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Main Phone Number: 703-993-1460
Fax Number: 703-993-1491
The Mathematics Colloquium will meet on Friday, Dec. 5 at 3:30 pm in Room 4106, Exploratory Hall. Ben McReynolds of Purdue University will talk on Decision problems and representations.
The next meeting of the TAD Seminar will be Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 5:00 pm in Room 4301, Exploratory Hall. Ben McReynolds of Purdue University will speak on Primitive geodesic lengths and arithmetic progressions.
The next meeting of the CAG Seminar will be Friday, Dec. 5 at 12:30 pm in Room 4106, Exploratory Hall. Sam Mendelson will speak on Some special matrix algebra presentations.
The next meeting of the Applied and Computational Math Seminar will be Friday, Dec. 3 at 1:30 pm in Room 4106, Exploratory Hall. Konstantin Mischaikow of Rutgers University will speak on A combinatorial approach to dynamics applied to switching networks.
The 2015 edition of the renowned Finite Element Circus will be held at George Mason University on March 27-28, 2015. Contact Harbir Antil or visit the web site for more information.
Beginning next spring, a $20,000 grant established through the 4-VA Consortium will help George Mason University researchers find out if 3-D printing and the resulting art can help students more easily understand calculus.