RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES
The Community of Mathematicians and Statisticians Exploring Research (Co-MaStER) is a research program for students interested in conducting research in mathematics and/or statistics (broadly defined) at Villanova University. Each semester, we post available research projects, and students may apply for the positions. The program is open to all Villanova students and is most beneficial for those seeking careers in mathematics—in academia, industry and government. Current students can find out more about math and stats research at Villanova on the Co-MaStER site.
We also encourage our students to apply to the opportunities available through the Center for Research and Fellowship, including the Undergraduate Research Fellowship program and Match Research Program for First Year Students.
DataFest Philadelphia is part of the national American Statistical Association DataFest—a 48-hour case competition where teams of two to five students receive a rich, complex dataset from a large company and analyze it for insights. Hosted by Villanova University and organized by the University's Center for Statistics Education since 2017, the program is open to undergraduate students from institutions across the Greater Philadelphia area. This program takes data analysis beyond the constraints of a typical classroom setting by enabling students to work with real-world data as a team—uniting students in statistics, computer science, engineering, mathematics, social science and other fields for an intense weekend of data wrangling and analysis. Participants have the opportunity to network with industry experts and meet potential employers.
Mathematics Learning Resource Center (MLRC)
The MLRC offers tutoring for Mathematics and Statistics courses and provides Villanova students with a place to focus their attention in a mathematical environment. Students can use the MLRC to work together on group projects, study independently or get help with their freshman and sophomore level math courses. The MLRC also provides resources to help students review topics from high-school-level math courses.
Pi Mu Epsilon is a national honorary mathematics society with chapters at academic institutions across the country, including Villanova. Each chapter is designated by the state in which it is located and by a Greek letter assigned chronologically. Thus, ours is the Pennsylvania Iota Chapter. Chapters elect members based on proficiency in mathematics, the minimum requirements being the completion of two years of college level mathematics courses with honorable grades and a ranking in the top one-third of one's class in overall college work.
The Association for Women in Mathematics at Villanova is a chapter of the national nonprofit. At Villanova, we seek to promote and help our female students majoring in Math or related majors, but we are open to Math and related students of either gender!
The Math Club is an organization dedicated to promoting mathematical knowledge and study and is not limited to math majors. Anyone interested in math is welcome to join.
College and University Resources
In addition to resources and opportunities through the English Department, Villanova provides support to undergraduate students in all aspects of their collegiate experience and beyond through the centralized services of the Office for Undergraduate Students, Office of Education Abroad and Career Center.
CENTER FOR STATISTICS AND DATA SCIENCE EDUCATION
The Center promotes faculty research, creates relevant coursework and programming for Villanova students, and offers professional development to statistics teachers in the Philadelphia region.