The University of Illinois supports a wide variety of programs in the Mathematical Sciences, serving our undergraduate and graduate students, the city of Chicago, and the national mathematics community.
Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP)
The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation aims to strenghten the preparation and increase the number of minority students who successfully complete BA programs in Science, Mathematics and Engineering. This program includes numerous workshops for core mathematics courses, extensive mentoring program and other assistance to minority students. For more information click here.
A joint curriculum in Computational Finance is available through the MSCS department and the Department of Finance. The curriculum is part of the program in Applied Mathematics.
Institute for Mathematics and Science Education (IMSE)
The Institute for Mathematics and Science Education was established to promote UIC efforts to improve precollege and undergraduate education in the areas of mathematics and science. A hallmark of IMSE efforts is the collaboration of research mathematicians and scientists with education researchers and teachers. The institute is now part of the Learning Sciences Research Institute.
Laboratory for Advanced Computing (LAC)
The Laboratory for Advanced Computing (LAC) at the University of Illinois at Chicago was established in 1988 and currently hosts the National Center for Data Miniing. Projects at the NCDM focus on development of algorithms and software for data mining, very high bandwidth data communication, and management of very large shared datasets.
The LAC is supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and its industrial partners.
Chicago Symposium Series
The Chicago Symposium Series on Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science: Research and Practice is a forum for faculty and graduate students in education, mathematics, and science devoted to improving teaching and learning of mathematics and science. These inter-disciplinary forums bring together people from universities, 4-year colleges and 2-year colleges.
In the past 9 years, more than 700 faculty and graduate students representing over 150 institutions have participated in the symposia. Past symposia have been hosted by the Adler Planetarium, Chicago State University, DePaul University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Loyola University Chicago, Northeastern Illinois University, Northwestern University, The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Roosevelt University, Rush Medical College, Saint Xavier University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and William Rainey Harper College.
Mathematics and Education Reform Forum (MER)
A joint project of AMS and the MER Forum, funded by NSF, aims at helping mathematics and mathematical sciences departments strengthen their undergraduate programs, especially targeting the courses below calculus, upper level undergraduate courses, and courses for preservice K-12 teachers.