The practice of mathematics and computer science increasingly proceeds from a theory practice model that assumes that these disciplines are not known until participation in them leads to individual expression and performance.
Accelerate Your Growth Through Mentoring
Mentoring is a powerful tool that can accelerate the growth of full and effective practitioners of mathematics and computer science. The department encourages each major to participate in a cooperative mentoring relationship that emphasizes
- original inquiry
- genuine research
- scholarly writing and/or development of articles, book materials, software, or problem solutions
Mentoring as a Model For Your Professional Future
Mentoring is not only beneficial in academic settings. In fact, the vast majority of mathematical and computing developments as practiced by professionals at advanced levels almost always occurs in an interactive context of intensive, persistent work by teams of competent practitioners and researchers. This prevalent model for serious work in these disciplines provides a functional prototype for the academic and spiritual growth experience that students will enjoy as they engage in close, sustained interaction with their math and computer science faculty mentors.
Our faculty are deeply committed to initiating mentoring patterns that are not only academic but also beneficial to the students' spiritual growth and faith learning integration. Many students have published their first papers jointly with their faculty mentors and with their peers in refereed professional journals as a consequence of their work during a mentoring course.