We believe that undergraduate research experiences are an important way for students to learn about the profession they have chosen. We encourage all students to seek out opportunities to participate in research, and we offer several unique research opportunities at Truman.
SMACS is an NSF funded scholarship program in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department. We offer scholarships to Math and Computer Science majors, as well as Incentive scholarships to non-majors to encourage them to take more math/CS classes.
For more information, visit smacs.truman.edu.
Mathematical Biology Program
A group of faculty and students from biology and from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science are teaming up to explore opportunities for study that exist at the intersection of the biological and mathematical sciences. This hot field (or intersection of fields) is often referred to as mathematical biology, and is of growing importance to pharmaceutical, agricultural, medical, and research institutions.
In addition to offering courses, a minor, and a summer research program at Truman, the organizers of the Mathematical Biology Program are working to entice regional bioscience firms and research institutions into supporting this activity by providing speakers, tours of their facilities, summer research internship opportunities, and such. (Note: Students who choose to earn Truman credit for their internships are charged at the per-credit-hour tuition rate.)
The Next STEP
The Next STEP at Truman State University is an innovative, exciting program designed to enrich the undergraduate curriculum through meaningful student/faculty interactions and research endeavors. By promoting cultural and curriculum change, The Next STEP is working to increase the number of students who complete a baccalaureate degree in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines and better prepare them for the future that lies ahead. The program is a collaborative effort between Truman and Metropolitan Community Colleges in Kansas City, St. Charles Community College and Moberly Area Community College.