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  • Whether you are a prospective major in mathematics, a faculty member, or just a casual visitor to this site, we hope that we will provide the information that you seek. As mathematicians our objective is to advance the discipline among all constituents through teaching and research. This website is part of this effort by informing you about the opportunities the Department of Mathematics has to offer to you. A dedicated staff, thirty seven tenure-track faculty members, and a host of adjunct faculty and teaching associates are striving to help you. The Department offers undergraduate and Master's degrees in mathematics and applied mathematics leading to a wide variety of career opportunities, including in secondary and higher education, business and industry. The Department has a long history of supporting its students in many ways, including external grants, job opportunities as tutors and Teaching Associates. Currently approximately half of our graduate students are fully or partially supported by the Department and grants. Many of our undergraduate students also receive support. Our faculty maintain active research programs that have let to regular publications in mathematics. Many of our faculty actively involve both graduate and undergraduate students in their research to find synergy between instruction and scholarship and to provide excellent opportunities to our students.
  • NEWS

  • Mathematics and Secondary Education Faculty have received an award of $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to establish the CSUN NSF Teaching Fellowship Program, which is a collaboration between the College of Science and Mathematics and the Michael D. Eisner College of Education. This program aims to prepare Teaching Fellows, who are post-baccalaureate and STEM professionals with strong math backgrounds, to become expert secondary teachers, and Master Teaching Fellows, who are mathematically talented teachers, to become leaders in their field. All Fellows will earn stipends and/or salary supplements during a five-year period as they work closely with a developing community of CSUN faculty, local teachers leaders, and preservice teachers. By program's end, all Fellows will be knowledgeable about innovative teaching strategies and capable of mentoring teachers in their schools and districts (and beyond).
  • Mathematics and Science Faculty have received an award of nearly $500,000 from the National Science Foundation to establish a Robert Noyce Scholarship Program in the College of Science and Math. This program will offer two-year scholarships to outstanding juniors getting a B.A. in the Secondary Teaching Option and one-year scholarships to post-baccalaureate students earning single subject mathematics teaching credentials.
  • The Math Department has received nearly $1.9 million MCTP grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to increase the number of underrepresented minority students from our region who enter Ph.D. programs in the Mathematical Sciences.
  • The Math Department hosts a GK-12 project to place graduate mathematics students in local middle and high schools. The Division of Graduate Education at NSF funds this $1.65 million grant.
  • The California State University System has applied for a new NSF grant, the "Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Bridge to the Doctorate Program". This program will provide financial support for qualified graduate students. California State University Northridge is currently recruiting candidates for the first cohort of students in this program, starting their classes in Fall 2009. For more information please follow the link above.

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