- Old Exam Archive
- Local Links
- Local Interest and Local Trivia
- Professional Associations and Related Information; Career Opportunities and Jobs
- Looking for a Graduate Program in Mathematics?
- Math History Sites
- Math Problems and Contests
- Math Miscellany
- LinkedIn for Students (partly, for job searches and networking: see also Career Center)

### Local Links

### Local Interest and Local Trivia

### Department Faculty

- Professor Steven Frankel: Noodling Around
- Math Art: Projection of a 4-dimensional regular polytope, (Professor Ivan Horozov) (2015) A smaller version (the "dual') hangs in the Mth Lounge (Cupples I, room 200)
- The Struggle to End Homelessness joint work of Professor Carol North (W.U. School of Medicine), Professor David Pollio (George Warren Brown School of Social Work), and the Math Department's Professor Edward Spitznagel.
- Mathematics and Plastic Surgery (work of Prof. Steven Krantz)
- Collaboration, computers changing the nature of mathematical proofs, a WU Record article with Professor Steve Krantz
- Getting to Know Professor Guido Weiss (from
*Student Life*) - Can Mathematicians Learn to Write? An article about Professor Steven Krantz
- The Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award (2002) to Professor Edward Spitznagel
- The Beauty of Pure Mathematics and Professor John McCarthy
- Mathematics and Radiation Oncology (Work of Professor Victor Wickerhauser)
- Professor Guido Weiss A biographical article in St. Louis Jewish Light
- Professor John McCarthy Research and Muscular Dystrophy Care
- The WUSTL Math Circles Program

### Trivia

- How did Washington University get its name?
- The Math Department's building, Cupples I, is named after whom?
- What math professor was also a Chancellor of Washington University? (See also the article in Washington Magazine.)
- The Ross R. Middlemiss Math Majors' Lounge: Who was Ross R. Middlemiss?
- What 19th Century Terrorist Studied Math at WU ?
- A bust of what mathematician sits between Cupples I and Crow Halls?
- What do you know about the only statue of George Washington on campus?
- What do you know about your Alma Mater?
- Is there a haunted house on campus?
- Who designed the speed bumps on Hoyt Drive?
- Where is the portrait of Professor Guido Weiss in Cupples I Hall?
- Other historical facts about the university

### Professional Associations and Related Information; Career Opportunities and Jobs

### General

- AMS Undergraduate Page Good information about graduate school, summer programs, special semsters, jobs and interships, etc. Worth visiting.
- Should You Prepare Differently for a Nonacademic Career? Written for graduate students, but the same general principles apply to undergraduates.
- Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Student Page Information about summer opportunities,careers, career profiles of people working in math related jobs, links to other sites, ...
- Mathematics Careers from the MAA
- The SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Student Page. This site also has information about short term and summer jobs.
- Careers in Applied Mathematics (SIAM) A joint AMS-MAA-SIAM project to inform students about jobs in nonacademic settings
- The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
- Women in Mathematics (American Mathematical Society)
- Other Sites for Women in Mathematics

### Actuarial

- Be An Actuary: Information about careers in actuarial work, maintained by the SOA and CAS.
- The Society of Actuaries (SOA)
- The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS)
- Actuaries at the Social Security Administration: the site contains information about actuarial work at the SSA; it also has a link to a number of other sites of interest to actuaries and actuarial students
- Information from The Actuarial Grads Network
- Actuarial Exams: information about the exam process, sample exams, and application forms.
- ACTEX, a commercial site which sells study information for actuarial exams. The site also has a "job posting" page.
- List of Actuarial Resources This site contains links to university actuarial programs, actuarial organizations, actuarial exam preparation and general actuarial resources.
- CAS Trust Scholarship Program A scholarship to further student interests in the property/casualty actuarial profession
John Culver Wooddy Scholarships John Culver Wooddy Scholarship. Award winners will receive $2,000 scholarships, established by the estate of John Culver Wooddy, a distinguished actuary who set aside funds to provide scholarships to actuarial students.

*You may need to e-mail the Foundation to be sure this program is still available; the web page hasn't been recently updated. Eligibility: Undergraduate students who will receive their undergraduate degree by ****. Students must rank in the top quartile of their class and have successfully completed one actuarial examination. Students must be recommended by a professor from their school (limit one application per school). Immediate relatives of members of the Board of Trustees of the Actuarial Foundation or committee members, or Boards of affiliated organizations are not eligible to apply.*

### Statistics

- Careers in Statistics Brought to you by the American Statistical Association
- Information about jobs with the Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Student Page Information about summer opportunities,careers, career profiles of people working in math related jobs, links to other sites, ...
- What is Biomathematics?
- What is Biostatistics?
- Federal Agencies with Statistical Programs

### Teaching

- WU Dept. of Education: Teaching Certification
- Teach For America A national corps of outstanding and diverse recent college graduates, all of whom commit two years to teach in under-resourced urban and rural public schools.
- Math for America Math for America is a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve math education in secondary public schools in the United States by recruiting, training, and retaining outstanding mathematics teachers. Math for America currently operates two particular programs in New York City
- the MfA Fellowship, to increase the number of mathematically talented individuals going into teaching, and
- MFA Master Teacher Program, to support outstanding mathematics teachers already in the classroom.
- Academy for Urban School Leadership (Chicago) and their residency program.
- Information from the Missouri Department of Education
- The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

### Other

- Public Service Loan Forgiveness Programs Note: this is a commercial site -- but the list of ideas there is good!
- The Peace Corps "The toughest job you'll ever love"
- Occupational Outlook Handbook (Bureau of Labor Statistics) Use this site to check out "official" information on all sorts or occupations

### Looking for a Graduate Program in Mathematics?

- Information from the American Mathematical Society (AMS)
- Looking for something in applied math? Prospective PhD students with previous degrees in mathematics or applied mathematics who are interested in PhD studies and research with applications to engineering are encouraged to apply for PhD studies in Systems Science & Mathematics or Electrical Engineering. Here, for example, is the link to such programs at Washington University.
- Some majors might want to consider graduate work in a math-related field such as Systems Science & Mathematics: just for example, you can take a look at opportunities at the WUSTL School of Engineering
- Timetable for Graduate School Applications This outline was written as a generic timetable for all areas of graduate study, but it's a very reasonable planning guide for mathematics.
- Grad and Professional School: Career Center Resources for WUSTL Students
- Graduate Record Exam Information (GRE's)
- Links to Home Pages of US Math Departments These links can be very useful to gather preliminary material about math departments around the U.S. Use them to decide which schools you'd like to contact for more information.
- List of Statistics Department Servers Links to many statistics Department around the world, including a long list in the U.S. Be aware that at some schools (such as WUSTL), the statistics program is housed within the Msthematics Department.
- Master's in Biostatistics at W.U. A relatively new program you might take a look at
- Graduate School Information

This site has a ton of information about finding a graduate program, surviving in a graduate program, etc. (Rankings are always "dicey" so take any you find with a grain of salt.) - IMMERSE Summer Program: a transition program to graduate school in mathematics
- The EDGE Program: a summer program to strengthen the ability of women and minority students to successfully complete graduate programs in mathematics
- NSF Graduate Fellowship Information Note
__early deadline__ - National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships (NDSEGF)
- National Physical Science Consortium: Graduate Fellowships for Women & Minorities

### Math History Sites

- The MacTutor History of Math Archive A great site, with lots of topics and biographical information
- Links to more than 70 sites with information about the history of mathematics (from The British Society for the History of Mathematics)
- Links to many sites of the history of mathematics (from the Math Archives at University of Tennessee)
- Links to many sites about history of mathematics (from the Math Forum)
- A History of Math Site From Trinity College, Dublin. Links to lots of other sites.
- History of Mathematics Links: Sites Related to Individual Mathematicians
- Famous Problems in the History of Mathematics
- Biographies of Women in Mathematics From Agnes Scott College
- Mathematicians Born or Deceased on This Day and other historical stuff
Women in Math From the University of Oregon

### Math Problems and Contests

### Contests

- MAA Missouri Mathematics Competition
- The Putnam Exam Site
- MAA Missouri Mathematics Competition
- A partial history of the Putnam Competition

### Problems from

### Math Miscellany

- June 28: Tau Day! Read the article about why "Pi is wrong!" And listen to the video of "what Tau sounds like."
- Why Math Works An article from Scientific American
- Folkproof: A Sampling of Mathematical Folk Humor
- The Fields Medals Information about the Fields Medals (sometimes called the mathematical equivalent of the Nobel Prize)
- The Erdos Number Project Do you know what a person's "Erdos number" is ?
- The Man Who Loved Only Numbers A book review that gives a great overview, with lots of anecdotes, about the life of Paul Erdos.
- The P-NP Problem
- Perelman and the Poincare Conjecture From the New Yorker: Perelman awarded a Fields Medal in 2006 for his work in solving the Poincare Conjecture. The article is interesting but take it with a grain of salt; the article has provoked a possible defamation lawsuit on the part of Professor Yau.
- On Andrew Wiles' Proof of Fermat's Last Theorem
- Code Breaking: A Companion to the NOVA program on breaking the German Enigma messaging machine during WWII, and other stuff about codebreaking
- Sharing the Burden: Women in Cryptography During WWII
- John Conway's Game of Life

(See also the 1970 Scientific American article by Martin Gardner) - A Braid of Links "Your Rough Guide to Mathematics on the Web". Lots of interesting links!!
- All You Want to Know About Primes
- Largest Known Primes
- Find The Prime Factors of a Number (up to nine digits)
- The Largest Known Prime Number, by Year: A History
- Pulchritudinous Primes: Visualizing the Distribution of Prime Numbers
- Pi Trivia Quiz
- Mathematical Quotations Server
- Miscellaneous Mathematical Utilities Includes tools for solving cubic, quartic equations; solving systems of
*n*equations in*n*unknowns; eigenvalues of matrices up to 6x6; and other things. What should math majors know about computing and when should they know it? Not everyone will agree, but this article worth considering.