## Why study math?

Mathematics teaches logic, accurate reasoning, abstract and critical thinking, analytical skills, and analytical attitude.

This means as a mathematician you pay attention to all the assumptions involved in a given problem or situation, and you learn to break down complex problems into a series of simple steps. Such skills and attitudes are highly valued by employers as well as graduate and professional schools.

Learn more about what mathematicians do and why employers value these skills.

## News

Jan. 30, 2023

### Now accepting applications for the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

The REU will provide eight undergraduates a hands-on introduction to computational research endeavors and improve their problem-solving, communication and computer programming skills.

Sept. 29, 2022

### Jan Rychtar, Ph.D., receives awards from Council of Undergraduate Research and The Mathematical Association of America.

Jan Rychtar, Ph.D., has been at VCU since 2019 and is a professor of mathematics

Sept. 13, 2022

### Assistant Professors of Mathematics receive Collaboration Grants through Simons Foundation

Dr. Punit Gandhi and Dr. Nicola Tarasca have both received Simons Foundation Collaboration Grants.