Department of Mathematics

State
Texas
Academic Level
Baccalaureate
Issue Area
Academic Program
Key Personnel
Program Focus
Discipline/Subject,
STEM

Overview

The efforts of the Mathematics Department at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) over the past two decades have been successful in creating a cadre of Hispanic mathematics teachers and professors, which, in turn, are enriching the educational experience and inspiring so many other students.

Program Description

For the Mathematics Department at UT Austin to be a key player in addressing societal and technological needs on a national level it maintains strength in the core areas such as its research and instructional programs. While doing so, it simultaneously encouraging the development of interdisciplinary ventures which draw upon those strengths. Some of the components of the Department of mathematicians their Emerging Scholars Program, having Mexican American professors and department heads, and integrating students' learning and teaching experiences with the School of Education through the UTeach program.

Outcome

According to data from the U.S. Department of Education, the Department of Mathematics at UT Austin ranked 3rd among all U.S. universities in the production of minority Mathematics and Statistics undergraduate degrees granted in 2003-04, and ranked 1st in graduating Hispanics in Mathematics (IPEDS 2003-04).