Industry and business provide many areas for the application of advanced mathematics, and many possiblities for mathematicians to make significant contributions. According to "The SIAM Report on Mathematics in Industry", Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, industry is looking for mathematicians for their
Some of the skill needed for a mathematician to contribute in industry include
Our program at New Mexico Tech is designed to prepare students in these areas.
The degree program includes courses in mathematical modeling, core industrial mathematics courses, and a concentration in some particular field. Part of the degree requirements is a one semester (normally summer) internship. The student will spend the term working in an industrial setting, using their knowledge of modeling and mathematical analysis. The internship is an important part of an industrial math degree.
The Industrial Math Group, consisting of faculty in the applied mathematics and Operations Research, oversees the program.