Mathematics Ambassadors

Read about our 2019-20 Mathematics Ambassadors

2019-20 Math Ambassadors

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Mathematics Ambassadors Application: Click here to apply!

Requirements

  • Junior or senior standing
  • Declared mathematics major
  • Minimum mathematics major and overall GPA of 3.00
  • A one year commitment and availability

Your application packet must include

  • Mathematics Ambassador Application
  • Statement of Interest (one page minimum, three page maximum,
    double spaced, typed):
    • Describe your interest in becoming a math ambassador
    • Why you believe you will be a great ambassador for the Department of Mathematics
    • How you view teamwork and leadership
    • Career goals
  • Resume
  • References

 

Mathematics Ambassadors Program Information

Criteria

  • Students must be able to commit to a full academic year (two full semesters)
  • Students must have junior or senior standing and be a declared Mathematics Major
  • Minimum Mathematics GPA of 3.0
  • Minimum Overall GPA of 3.0

Selection of Students

  • The Mathematics Undergraduate Studies Office will select up to 10 students based upon their applications
  • The Undergraduate Studies Office will send out a call for applications at the beginning of each year (as needed) to fill unoccupied spaces
  • Selected students will serve a two semester period
  • All Ambassadors must reapply after their two- semester term finishes

Student Responsibilities

  • Students must attend at least one event per semester
  • Students must always present themselves and act in a professional manner
  • Students must always wear their Department of Mathematics polo shirt and name tag when attending an event to represent the Department
  • Students will show up early to events and help clean up after – if required
  • Students will be receptive to giving back their time to the University as alumni (i.e. participating in panel discussions, assisting during homecoming, be a guest speaker in the career course – MATH 199, etc)

Student Opportunities

  • Help plan events for the Department which will benefit fellow students and alumni
  • Meet alumni and have the opportunity to attend field-trips and department activities
  • Be an integral part of the undergraduate office
  • Meet incoming students and act as a student mentors to encourage retention and persistence in the major
  • Build leadership experience and skills
  • Act as an advisory committee to the Department of Mathematics
  • Create and hold executive board positions for a young alumni panel

Potential Activities

  • Assistance with MATH 199
  • Student mentors for underclassmen
  • Maintain blog and social media for the group
  • Plan and coordinate student engagement events
  • Create student surveys
  • First opportunity for paid positions within the Department (proctoring, tutoring, etc.)
  • Following graduation, join mathematics department alumni groups, create a young alumni group, and continue to attend Department events and promote the Department of Mathematics

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  • Fall Welcome Back Event
  • New & Transfer Student Welcome Events
  • Orange and Blue Days
  • Admitted Student Days
  • Student Panels
  • College of LAS call for student volunteers
  • Career Events (Fairs and Panels)
  • Department Panels/Seminars
  • Information sessions for interested transfer students
  • Graduation/End of Year Event
  • Math & Stat Convocation
  • Summer/August Orientations New Student Advising
    (Registration Lab)