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Beyond the Classroom

Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Build knowledge and make connections.

Studying and taking tests is important, but so is going beyond the classroom to maximize your college experience. Check out the options you have to make the most of your time at Purdue Fort Wayne.

Research Opportunities

Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics

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We promote, conduct, and disseminate research in applied mathematics and statistics by providing guidance and research opportunities for all Mastodons.

Centers of Excellence

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Our Centers of Excellence provide real-world impact by leveraging the expertise of our faculty and partnering with community members.

Jobs and internships

For the experience you want.

Whether you’re looking for a part-time job on campus or a full-time job after graduation, we have lots of options. 

Find a Job

Internships come in two flavors: paid and unpaid. Check out what’s available now, and look back often for more opportunities. 

Find an Internship

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Get connected.

Actuarial sciences majors and anyone considering a career in insurance or finance can attend the annual informal Meet the Firms event to connect with regional industry representatives. For more information, contact Joe Francis, clinical associate professor of actuarial sciences.


The Pi Math Club

Math lovers, unite.

Pizza, friends, and all things math. If you’re a number cruncher at heart, you need this club in your life.
Club Events and Membership Information

Actuarial Club

Risk is our middle name.

If you’re looking to make a career out of managing and assessing risk, this club is for you.

Pi Mu Epsilon

The ultimate math honor society.

Invitation-only membership in the Fort Wayne chapter of this national mathematics honor society.
Society information

Data Hub Club

The organization for data science

For all students interested in data, statistics, and computing
Events information

Sigma Xi

The Scientific Research Honor Society

The Fort Wayne Chapter of the Sigma Xi Honor Society for students and faculty gives annual awards for research and teaching in all fields of science and engineering
Chapter web site

Student Competitions

Challenge yourself—and others.

In this problem-solving seminar (for 1 credit hour), you’ll learn how to solve math problems without advanced theory. The problem-solving skills you’ll gain will help in other classes and Math Club contests. For more information, contact Doug Weakley, professor of mathematics, at [email protected] or 260-481-6233.

The Indiana College Mathematics Competition—where teams of students cooperatively solve problems—is usually held every spring semester at an Indiana college. For more information, contact Doug Weakley, professor of mathematics, at [email protected] or 260-481-6233.


The Putnam Competition is a prestigious national math contest that’s usually held each December. Participants are scored at an on-campus proctored event. For more information, contact Peter Dragnev, chair and professor of mathematics, at [email protected] or 260-481-6382. 


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Study Abroad

Let the world be your classroom.

Your college experience is special—and uniquely yours. Imagine enhancing it by taking your studies overseas. Living and learning in a different country will foster both your independence and your personal development. Through this experience, and the knowledge you’ll gain living like a local, you’ll emerge with a new perspective.