Mathematics and statistics are found in almost every sector of work, academia, and everyday life. Math and statistics majors develop many transferable skills including critical thinking, problem diagnosis and solving, computer skills, and quantitative skills.

Mathematicians work as analysts, research associates, technical consultants, computer scientists, or systems engineers, to name a few. Earning a graduate degree in a related area such as statistics, computer science, science, or engineering combined with an undergraduate math background could lead to interesting careers such as bioinformatics, digital imaging, climatology, or financial mathematics.

Statistics is the science of learning from data and of measuring, controlling, and communicating uncertainty as an essential factor in scientific and societal advances. Statistics is critical as academia, businesses, and governments increasingly demand expertise in making data-driven decisions.Statistics is becoming more important in modern society in providing succinct information for making decisions. Statistics is used in a wide variety of fields including science, technology, business, health, and social sciences.

The department offers the following majors:

- Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a concentration in either Pure Mathematics or Teacher Licensure
- Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics
- Bachelor of Arts in Statistics
- Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a concentration in either Pure Mathematics or Teacher Licensure
- Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
- Bachelor of Science in Statistics
- Bachelor of Science in Engineering Mathematics

Minors are available in mathematics and statistics for students majoring in another discipline.

The department has 18 full-time faculty, 15 of whom hold terminal degrees. Our faculty members have wonderfully diverse research interests and a commitment to quality teaching. Within our faculty, we have 6 members of Project NExT.

### Aaron Trocki Publishes for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Journal

The assistant professor of mathematics publishes as third author in the May issue of Teaching Children Mathematics.

### Math-Stats colloquium speaker discusses the use of statistics in courtroom cases

Elon's chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national math honor society, and Elon's Statistics Club hosted statistician Dr. Sat Gupta (UNC-Greensboro) for a guest lecture on applied statistics on April 5, 2016.

### Aaron Trocki presents research, receives award

Aaron Trocki, assistant professor of mathematics, presents original research and receives award at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Research Conference in San Francisco April 11-14, 2016.

### Top 10 Under 10 Awards celebrate the successes of young alumni

The awards program highlights and celebrates alumni who have graduated within the past decade and who are distinguished in their professions and invested in the future of Elon and its community.

### Associate Professors of Statistics Laura Taylor and Kirsten Doehler publish article on faculty perceptions of statistics

The paper introduces a new scale to measure faculty attitudes and perceptions related to the statistics discipline.