The centerpiece of the Center for Applied Mathematics & Science
(CAMS) is a four credit undergraduate course,
Directed Consulting, which provides students with
the opportunity to work on a real - not just
realistic - problem. While providing this educational
experience for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
(STEM) students, CAMS helps businesses, industries and
educational agencies solve problems in strategic ways.
CAMS clients work with the program director, Dr. Kathleen
Shannon (Salisbury Department of Mathematics and Computer
Science), to define a problem their business/organization would
like to have addressed. The director then identifies
faculty with the appropriate knowledge and expertise to direct a
group of four to ten talented, dedicated undergraduate students,
who spend a semester studying and addressing the problem while
enrolled in the Directed Consulting course. At the end of
the semester, the students prepare a written report and
presentation, which includes the results of their study and
their recommendations to their client.
CAMS clients have included Orbital Sciences, Business Economic
and Community Outreach Network (BEACON), Salisbury University,
Filtronic Comtek*, and Computer Sciences Corporation*.
For more information, or to inquire about becoming a client,
please contact Dr. Kathleen Shannon at
*In its previous incarnation as the Center for
Applied Mathematical Sciences under the directorship of Dr. E.