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Department of Mathematics and Statistics

We can help you build a career in fields including computational mathematics, statistics, and secondary teaching.

Julia Yanes Barrera

All my professors know me and I know them. Anytime I needed help, they were super helpful. They adapted to each of us.

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PNW recognized among best Midwest universities by U.S. News and World Report

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is recognized for its campus diversity and several undergraduate programs in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 annual Best Colleges rankings.

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Our diverse faculty offer you a wide variety of experience and research.

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Stars Teach Here

Exploring the Depths of Mathematics

Nicoleta Tarfulea is a professor of mathematics in the PNW Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Professor Tarfulea’s research focuses on mathematical biology, partial differential equations and computational mathematics.

Path To A Cure

Giving Back Through Science

Professor Isaac-Lam’s research interest is medicinal chemistry that covers synthesis of therapeutics, brain imaging and mouse models for neurodegenerative diseases.

Story of Earth

Counting Back Billions of Years

Professor Hystad’s research focuses on solving statistical problems in the new and emerging fields of mineral evolution and mineral ecology. This research effort is an ongoing collaboration with mineralogists, geoscientists, and data scientists from several academic institutions, to characterize Earth in terms of the evolution of minerals.

 

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Purdue University Northwest enrolls increasingly diverse student population

Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) fall 2022 enrollment figures show positive trends of first-time freshman enrollment and increasing diversity at the university. First-time freshmen enrollment was up 21%!

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Purdue Northwest’s 2022-2023 Lionhearted Leaders

We are delighted to announce Purdue Northwest’s 2022-2023 Lionhearted Leaders! The Lionhearted Leaders Initiative recognizes the hard work and many contributions of members of the Purdue University Northwest faculty.

A total of 1,680 undergraduate students are recognized for their academic achievement in PNW’s 2022 spring semester Dean’s List.

Purdue University Northwest students earn spring semester Dean’s List honors

The Purdue University Northwest (PNW) 2022 spring semester Dean’s List recognizes 1,680 undergraduate students for their academic achievement.