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Mathematics is recognized as ‘the language of science’ in that there is
hardly any field of science which has not been profoundly affected by
it. Hence, the Department of Mathematics provides a supportive
environment for all university students and seeks to educate the student as
a whole by encouraging deep thinking and (mathematical) reasoning
inherent in the exploration of quantitative analysis.
Students majoring in mathematics receive rigorous training that
allows them to pursue the study of scientific and technological problems
by mathematical methods, and learn to communicate mathematics
effectively to both those within and outside their discipline.
Building on our great history as a teaching college, the
department over the years has invested heavily in our teaching program.
One recent highlight is the reintroduction of the Math Lab to provide
additional tutorial support and an environment (in addition to the
classroom setting) that fosters mathematical discussions and decision
making which characterizes this scientific and technological age.
Apart from mathematical pedagogy which constitutes an important
component of the academic program of the department, attention has been
devoted to the pursuit of research in which faculty members have been
making useful contributions. In addition, faculty members are active in
delivering talks at various national, international and regional
conferences. Moreover, the department is now actively seeking to host
conferences and workshops in the various disciplines of mathematics and
statistics. The future for the department is certainly bright.
The Math club which is full of energized mathematics, science and
technology majors has made a great impact at the university and is touching
the lives of many high school students through mentoring and tutoring
programs. Mathematical undergraduate research over the past year has
driven and is changing the look of the department. This new development
is conveying a thrill, excitement and love for mathematics not only in
students majoring in Mathematics but those in other disciplines and is
introducing them to the exciting opportunities that are available in
pursuing a career in mathematical research. As part of its
vision, the department shall continue to strive to foster excellence in
teaching and in research (development in mathematical science through
its research, interdisciplinary research) and its overall academic
interaction. Zendal Forbes, M.Sc., Assistant Professor and Head of the Mathematics Department |