University of Connecticut

Student Resources

For Undergraduate Students

Clubs and Societies

The UConn Math Club was founded in 1932, and meets once a week to listen to speakers addressing topics of mathematical interest to undergraduates. All UConn students are welcome to become members.

Outstanding achievement in undergraduate mathematical studies is traditionally recognized by induction into the national mathematics honorary society, Pi Mu Epsilon. A chapter of the society is located at UConn and each year a number of selected mathematics students are invited to join this organization. It has been traditional that a distinguished mathematician be invited to deliver a mathematical lecture to the new members on the day of induction, ordinarily during the fourth week of April.

Gamma Iota Sigma is a national scholastic insurance fraternity with a chapter at UConn since 1978.

Competitions

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition is a national competition that takes place the first Saturday of December. Individual and team prizes are awarded nationally. UConn students are encouraged to participate, and the Mathematics Department gives prizes to those who perform well.

Beginning with 1981, the Mathematics Department has given a competitive examination in calculus each year, early in the month of April. Thanks to the generosity of a donor who wishes to remain anonymous, awards of money and mathematics books are presented to those participants who do outstanding work in the competition.

Academic and Career Resources

Information about textbooks for courses offered by our Department is available from the Co-op bookstore.

UConn’s Q Center is a resource to elevate the proficiency of students taking quantitative intensive courses across the undergraduate curriculum.

The REU and Directed Reading Program at UConn provide students with an opportunity for independent study and research during the summer and semester.

The Department offers information about the joint actuarial exams of the Society of Actuaries/Casualty Actuarial Society.

For Graduate Students

The Noetherian Ring is a group for women in the Department of Mathematics at UConn. It includes faculty members, postdocs, graduate students and alumnae in pure and applied mathematics, financial mathematics, and actuarial mathematics.

S.I.G.M.A. stands for Social/Intellectual Graduate Mathematics Activities. Its most common activities are a weekly seminar; a dinner and a movie, usually on the first Thursday of each month; and the annual Halloween Party.

The TA Program and TA Network are run by the Department of Mathematics to give support and guidance to its graduate students in teaching issues.

The Department maintains a list of links to MathSciNet and mathematics journals online.