Department of Mathematics and Philosophy

Project Instructions

A project can be in applied mathematics, statistics, or advanced topics in mathematics or at a professional institution. A project can be registered as Math 596 (Project in Applied Mathematics) or Math 601 (Advanced Project in Applied Mathematics) and will be presented as a final paper or portfolio demonstrating entry into or advanced proficiency in an applied mathematics field.

Graded S/U. Prerequisites: Permission of the Graduate Committee.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr. Iraj Kalantari
Chair, Dept. of Mathematics
Morgan Hall 476
(309) 298-1054
I-Kalantari@wiu.edu

Dr. Dinesh Ekanayake
Graduate Coordinator, Dept. of Mathematics
Morgan Hall 463B
(309) 298-1239
DB-Ekanayake@wiu.edu


 1.       PROTOCOL

Any faculty member responsible for guiding the project serves as the Project Supervisor. The student must submit the project outline to the Coordinator of the Graduate Program and receive approval.

2.      A PPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

A. Minimum G.P.A. required:  3.0
B. Students may count up to 6 s.h. towards the focus area courses.
C. Project application form must be submitted before the end of
     the semester prior to the proposed project.

3.      R EGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Complete the project application and submit it with the project supervisor’s signature.  Signing the application form confirms that the project supervisor will take the necessary steps to complete the project.  The department chair signs the application, approves the project, and gives permission for registration.

4.      S TUDENT RESPONSIBILITY

It is the responsibility of the student to complete a project report, which must be approved by the supervisor, and a summary of the project.  These must be provided to the Graduate Coordinator. Failure on the part of the student to submit the report or the project summary may result in a grade of "Unsatisfactory", which is equivalent to no credit earned for the project. Students who do not complete the requirements by the end of a term will receive an incomplete (“I”).  All requirements must be completed by the sixth week of the term following the project to remove an “I”.

5.     PROJECT SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITY:

Submit a letter of evaluation of the student’s performance and approval of the report.

6.     GRADUATE COORDINATOR RESPONSIBILITY:

Evaluate documentation submitted by the student and the project supervisor.  Assign a “S/U” grade at the completion of evaluation.