Learning Opportunities | Mathematics, B.S.

Research Assistant in Math Program (RAMP)

The goal of RAMP is to create an undergraduate research environment where Biola math and computer science majors are supported in research projects that:

  1. Complement their academic goals
  2. Facilitate department growth, and
  3. Further Biola’s mission together

Participating RAMP research assistants are paid to assist faculty with research. The program is supported exclusively through private donors and all donations are tax deductible. We believe that the greater the success of RAMP, the more equipped our students will be to fulfill the biblically mandated mission of Biola University, which is to “equip men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.

The most recent project included Biola student, Josh Pixler, assisting Biola's, Dr. Wilson, on the development of the Quality of Pitch statistic (QOP) case study for the LA Dodger 2014 season, and presenting their findings to the Society for American Baseball Research (conference presenter schedule). Click here to see their presentation -- Society for American Baseball Research presentation.

Teaching Assistant (TA)

What are TAs?

Teaching Assistants (TAs) are student workers who help faculty run their courses. Primary responsibilities usually include grading papers and holding tutoring hours in the math lab for student questions.

What are the benefits of being a TA?

  • TAs gain teaching-related experience such as tutoring and grading
  • TAs experience the joy of biblical service
  • TAs obtain review, reinforcement, and clarification of their mathematical skills
  • TAs earn an hourly wage based on their year and experience.

How do I become a TA?

Inform the department or tell the professor of a class you’re interested in that you’d like to be considered as a TA for them. TA selection for the semester occurs by joint faculty decision before the semester begins.