Student Experience: We support students through scholarship, research, professional development, networking, and mentoring. As a Professional Science Masters (PSM) affiliated program, we implement PSM foundational principals (internship experience, networking opportunities with an industry advisory board, and business foundations) which better prepares our students to be effective professionals in their field of study. Out students excel by assuming responsibility for their work, being attentive and prepared for their courses, managing their time efficiently, and having intellectual curiosity.
Faculty and Staff Support: The PACM program, a part of the mathematics department, provides resources for faculty and staff to enable research, scholarship, practice, consulting, instruction and professional development. Our faculty, informed by the Industry Advisory Board members, share their expertise and excitement for the field through their teaching, mentoring, and networking opportunities, providing students with opportunities to grow inside and outside the classroom.
Industry Advisory Board: The PACM program maintains an Industry Advisory Board comprised of local professionals representing a variety of industry sectors that a) provides curriculum related input that is up-to-date and aligned with industry needs and trends b) helps prepare students for immediate contribution upon employment c) builds a network for our students that provides information about internships and job opportunities, and d) grows and markets the PACM program and applied and computational math in the community. We provide Industry Advisory Board members with recognition for their efforts, opportunities to network with faculty, students, fellow board colleagues and other members of the Western New York area mathematics community as well as access to talented interns and potential employees who are well prepared to join the workforce.
Diversity and Inclusion: The PACM program is dedicated to creating and sustaining a diverse educational environment. Our efforts include strategic initiatives to recruit, support, and retain students, faculty and staff from all backgrounds and perspectives. We advocate for policies that enhance educational equity and address inequity for all (our industry advisory board members, students, potential students, faculty, staff, and contributors). Our learning community welcomes diversity in every form. We believe these governing principles promote excellence and enrich the experience for everyone involved with the PACM program at Buffalo State and in the surrounding communities.
Visibility: The PACM program supports the mission of Buffalo State College. As a representative of Buffalo State, we are a resource for the local community by promoting interest in applied and computational mathematics and improving the quality of professionals in the field.
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