School Mission

Paine College is a private institution steeped in the tenets of Methodism that provides a liberal arts education of the highest quality. The College emphasizes academic excellence, ethical and spiritual values, social responsibility, and personal development to prepare spiritually-centered men and women for positions of leadership and service.

Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology

The Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology guides and supports students and faculty in the successful achievement of their academic and professional goals, including service to the community as related to the natural sciences, mathematics, and technology. From this perspective, academic programs and activities are designed to ensure that student majors can successfully enter and matriculate in graduate and professional schools, the local and national workforces and be recognized as leaders in their chosen careers. Students may pursue a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in the following: Biology: Pre-professional Emphasis, Biology-Secondary Education Emphasis, Mathematics, and Mathematics: Computer Science Emphasis or Mathematics: Secondary Education Emphasis, Chemistry, and Chemistry: Environmental Science Emphasis. Minors are also available in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Environmental Science.

The Department of mathematics, Science and Technology offers a small family atmosphere. Our students have an educational experience like no other. We care about our students, and we take pride in their success. The Department is committed to providing student’s enrichment experiences and exposures that will enhance their facilitation into and successful matriculation in professional and graduate programs. These enrichment experiences include an array of special activities such as: standardized test preparation workshops (MCAT, DAT, GRE, etc); travel to and active participation in undergraduate research conferences and symposia; health science seminars; assistance with placement in shadowing; mentoring; research; study abroad; and internships. Student participation in these activities is strongly encouraged.

Cybersecurity Workforce Pipeline Project

The cybersecurity pipeline project is a five (5) week residential academic program focusing on concepts and skills in Cybersecurity.  Tuition will be waived for all designated courses in the summer program, free room and board, and a maximum stipend benefit of $1250 provided to the students.  This program seeks to enhance knowledge and skills in cybersecurity, improve mathematical skills, and increase competitiveness for cybersecurity related jobs and internships.  This project is generously funded by NNSA of United States Department of Energy and under the tutelage of Dr. Abubucker.

Summer Chemistry Course with Demonstration

This chemistry course is a free six (6) week chemistry demonstration course for middle and high school students.  This summer chemistry course introduces students from the surrounding community with basics skills in chemistry, simple experiments, and introduction to the periodic table of elements.  This year marks the 13th year that Dr. Yousufzai is offering is offering the summer chemistry course.


Raul Peters, PhD

Principal Investigator
Chair, Department of Mathematics, Sciences, and Technology
Associate Professor of Physics

School of Arts and Sciences

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Anna-Gay Nelson, PhD

Assistant Professor
Project Coordinator

Department of Mathematics, Sciences, and Technology

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