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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

CS Club Mascot Image 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 LogoPi 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

Women in Science at DU logo 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)

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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 Associations

Mathematical Association of American (MAA)

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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.

Undergraduate mathematics students at Duquesne participate in the Putnam Competition yearly.  In order to prepare for this competition students are encouraged to enroll is MATH 340.

Fall 2019 Mathematics faculty liaison for the Putnam Competition: Dr. Karl Wimmer

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

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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.

Summer Research Opportunities

National Science Foundation (NSF) - REU Programs

NSF LogoThere 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)

Ryan Cecil at URSS 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

DU Rome Campus - from Study Abroad WebsiteDuquesne 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

UG Student Brittany Auld in Budapest SU 2019

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.

Publication Opportunities

The D.U. Quark

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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.

Research Lab

Evaluating Variations in Language Lab (EVL Lab)

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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