PIC Math prepares mathematical sciences students for industrial careers by engaging them in research problems that come directly from industry. The program aims to:
- increase awareness among math faculty and undergraduates about career options;
- teach faculty how to make industry connections in order to provide research experiences for their students to work on real problems coming directly from business, industry, or government; and
- prepare students for industrial careers.
The core activity of PIC Math is students working on teams at their home institutions on a semester-long undergraduate research problem from business, industry, or government.