What is ACME?
The Applied and Computational Mathematics Emphasis (ACME) is an interdisciplinary degree program offered by the Mathematics Department at Brigham Young University. ACME is a program designed to create high-impact, multi-disciplinary mathematicians. it includes a common mathematics core with interdisciplinary opportunities that are ideal for students with mathematical skills and diverse interests.
Why hire ACME students?
ACME seeks to prepare students for the real world. We offer a modernized curriculum that cuts through the jargon of multiple disciplines and develops a foundational core in mathematics, statistics, and computation. Our program incorporates various team-building experiences and industrial cooperation which prepare them for internships and employment.
ACME also provides horizontal integration across multiple quantitative disciplines. This gives students a broad exposure to interdisciplinary fields while allowing students to have an individual primary area of specialization.
How can I start the recruiting process?
If you are interested in recruiting ACME students, please contact Rynell Lewis at email@example.com for more information on recruiting.
"Technical leads that have known me now search out for ACME students to hire as a first preference."
Wesley Stevens, '18
"There are many programs out there which claim to prepare students for data science careers only to send them into the job market woefully underprepared.... But ACME students, on the other hand, have passed our technical interviews with flying colors and have shown they have the ability to solve hard problems."
Job offers made to our students include:
|Biosense Webster||Disney||Emergent Trading||Epic software|
|Fast Enterprises||Goldman Sachs|
|Pharmaceuticals||SavvySherpa||Sawtooth Software||US Air Force|
|United Health Care||Wells-Fargo||Zenabi Data|
Internships offered to our students included:
|Amazon||Apple||Church of Jesus Christ|
|Cobalt Speech||Emergent Trading|
|Federal Reserve Bank of New York||FBI||Fortem|
|National Security Agency||Northrop Grumman||Progressive Leasing|
|Brigham Young University||Harvard University||Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Labs|
|Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory||Lincoln Labs||Oakridge National Laboratory|
|Sandia National Laboratory||Stanford University||University of California Los Angeles|
|University of Coimra (Portugal)||University of Utah|
"During my internship...I felt much more prepared to contribute than my peers because of all the things I had learned in ACME, specifically about probability and programming."
Jacob Murri, '21
"The applied math skills that I obtained in the program are incredibly valuable. I’ve never run into a mathematical situation in my graduate degree or an internship where I had not at least seen it during my undergraduate degree. I think ACME is a great program for students who are interested in applying math to real-world scenarios."