Women in Math & Computer Science (WiMaCS) is committed to connecting Drake Students interested and/or majoring in Math and/or Computer Science or related fields. The meetings facilitate networking between members and faculty. Through volunteering, the group aims to share its passion with younger girls in STEM. WiMaCS hosts guest speakers related to employment, internships, and research experience. Meetings usually occur on Fridays before the Math & Computer Science Department research groups so members can attend with fellow Women in Math & Computer Science.
The Drake problem solving group meets weekly to learn and practice problem-solving techniques in a variety of problems. In addition to working on problems to prepare for the annual Putnam Exam and Iowa Math Competition, we also have worked on current research questions from the math and computer science faculty.
Are you interested in testing your programming skills against other computer science students? The Drake programming group sharpens their programming skills and then competes in the annual Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) programming contest. The group meets before the contest event at a professors home to practice the format of the programming contest.
The Math Tutoring Lab is staffed by Drake students. Students interested in this paid position complete a required Peer Tutoring in Mathematics course in the spring 2016. Tutors are not required to be Math or Math Education majors.