Opportunities and Activities
Students in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department participate in a number of clubs, research opportunities, mathematical and computing associations, and honor societies. There are also a number of research and study abroad opportunities available.
Computer Science Club
Duquesne's Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, also known as the CS Club is a member of the international organization (ACM). Participation is extracurricular and all students are welcome to join.
CS Club President: David Berdik
Computer Science faculty liaison: Dr. Lili Shashaani
Math Honor Society
Pi Mu Epsilon (PME)
Pi Mu Epsilon (PME) is dedicated to the promotion of mathematics and recognition of students who successfully pursue mathematical understanding. Vist PME's website to obtain membership qualification details.
Mathematics faculty liaison: Sean Tierney
Women in STEM at Duquesne University
The Women in STEM at Duquesne University (WIS-DU) forum is designed to promote and support women in basic and applied sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics career paths at Duquesne University.
Mathematics faculty liaison: Dr. Rachael Neilan
Computer Science Associations
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society. ACM has professional and student chapters offering seminars, lectures, learning forums and networking opportunities with peers and experts across the computing spectrum.
Mathematical Association of American (MAA)
The Mathematics Association of America (MAA) is a community of mathematicians, students, and enthusiasts. Student MAA members receive online subscriptions to ALL MAA journals, in addition to member discounts.
Fall 2019 Mathematics faculty liaison for the Putnam Competition: Dr. Karl Wimmer
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is an international community of 14,500+ individual members. Almost 500 academic, manufacturing, research and development, service and consulting organizations, government, and military organizations worldwide are institutional members. At SIAM they value students and want to broaden their educational and career opportunities. SIAM offers many ways for students to get involved. Click here to visit their student programs page. SIAM career resources can be found here.
Summer Research Opportunities
National Science Foundation (NSF) - REU Programs
There are numerous National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs around the country for students in Mathematics and Computer Science.
Undergraduate Research Program (URP)
The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) provides students with essential research experience for a career in STEM-based fields. The National Science Foundation states that students who participate in undergraduate research have a greater appreciation for the sciences and will complete their degree in their program of study. Duquesne University has a great reputation for providing such research opportunities to undergraduate students, and students are highly encouraged to conduct research as early as their freshman year.
Study Abroad Opportunities
Duquesne University Study Abroad
Duquesne University recognizes the importance of the Study Abroad experience in shaping young adults who are intellectually aware, culturally sensitive and professionally prepared to become global citizens of the twenty-first century.
Budapest Semesters in Mathematics and Mathematics Education
Long and short-term abroad experiences for college and university students from all over the US. At BSME (Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education) and BSM (Budapest Semesters in Mathematics) participants immerse themselves in mathematical exploration to experience first-hand learning in the Hungarian approach. BSME participants will investigate how to bring this pedagogy into their own classroom. It is one of the only, if not the only, study abroad programs for mathematics education.
The D.U. Quark
The mission of The D.U.Quark is to create professional opportunities for Duquesne University students to communicate STEM topics for broader audiences. This student-run publication writes, peer reviews, and publishes research articles, news articles, and creative works related to the sciences, research, and the environment. There are also opportunities for students to be involved with social media promotion, outreach, editing, and design. All majors are invited to join. The D.U.Quark aims to engage all members of the Duquesne community in an interdisciplinary conversation about research locally and globally.
Evaluating Variations in Language Lab (EVL Lab)
The Evaluating Variations in Language (EVL) Lab is an National Science Foundation (NSF) funded lab that studies different applications of Stylometry e.g. Authorship Attribution, Personality Detection, Author Profiling, and Author Verification, etc. The EVL Lab's flagship product is JGAAP (Java Graphical Authorship Attribution Program) an open-source software project that allows non-experts to use some of the latest methods in machine learning on their text classification problems. Please visit JGAAP on GitHub.
EVL Lab Director: Dr. Patrick Juola