Faculty in the Department of Sciences and Mathematics believe that independent mentored research provides students with powerful, unique experiences that facilitate student growth and learning beyond the classroom.
Several faculty members in the department carry out research projects in which they involve interested students.
Department of Sciences and Mathematics encourages all its students to get involved in independent mentored research.
Many of our students are involved with projects in the department with Sciences and Mathematics faculty. Research projects can be done during the semester for credit, or projects can be done as summer research internships on campus.
In addition to encouraging our students to participate in mentored independent research, both on campus on off, the Department of Sciences and Mathematics provides opportunities for students to attend professional meetings and conferences. At these meetings, students can present their own research and they can learn about the research going on at other universities.
The Science Bowl is a tournament-style academic competition that challenges and recognizes 9th-12th grade students' knowledge of science and mathematics. The questions are drawn from the following subject areas: astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, mathematics, and physics. The competition is an opportunity for students to be intellectually challenged and socialize with their peers within the region. The winner of the Regional competition will travel, expenses paid, to compete in the National Science Bowl held in Washington D.C..
This program is in honor of Sonya Kovalevsky, an outstanding 19th century mathematician and the first woman to receive a doctoral degree in mathematics. It is a one - day event with mathematics activities organized for high school girls and their teachers (male or female). The purpose is to encourage young women to continue their study of mathematics and prepare for possible careers in mathematics - related fields.
The Mississippi Space Grant Consortium (MSSGC) is a statewide non-profit organization of institutions of higher learning coordinated by the Mississippi Research Consortium and supported by NASA. The Consortium's mission is to enhance and support aerospace science and technology efforts and activities in Mississippi as well as promote a strong science, mathematics, and technology base at precollege, undergraduate, and graduate levels in the region's educational institutions.