Mathematica at Alfred University

"Widely admired for both its technical prowess and elegant ease of use, Mathematica provides a single integrated, continually expanding system that covers the breadth and depth of technical computing - and seamlessly available in the cloud through any web browser, as well as natively on all modern desktop systems." -Wolfram

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Mathematica is currently installed in the following locations:
Computer labs

  • All public and general labs
Computer clusters
  • The Mathematica license at Alfred University allows for parallel computing on dedicated research clusters and in distributed, or ad-hoc, grid environments. For details, please contact Andy Dorsett.
To request Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha Pro, follow the directions below.


  • Faculty
    1. Create an account (new users only):
      1. Go to Login and click "Create Account"
      2. Fill out form using an email, and click "Create Wolfram ID"
      3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID
    2. Request access to the product
  • Students
    1. Create an account (new users only):
      1. Go to Login and click "Create Account"
      2. Fill out form using an email, and click "Create Wolfram ID"
      3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID
    2. Request access to the product
      • Mathematica for a personally owned machine
        1. Request a student Activation Key
        2. Click the "Product Summary page" link to access your license
        3. Click "Get Downloads" and select "Download" next to your platform
        4. Run the installer on your machine, and enter Activation Key at prompt
      • Wolfram|Alpha Pro
        1. Fill out the Request Access form
        2. Go to Wolfram|Alpha and click "Sign in" to access Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Are you interested in putting Mathematica elsewhere? Please let IT or Andy Dorsett at Wolfram Research know.


These tutorials are excellent for new users, and can be assigned to students as homework to learn Mathematica outside of class time.

Wolfram|Alpha Pro

  • Tour of Wolfram|Alpha
    New to Wolfram|Alpha? Take a tour to learn what you can do with Wolfram|Alpha, and explore additional features you get with Wolfram|Alpha Pro.
  • Examples by Topic
    Explore the immense range of areas covered by Wolfram|Alpha's knowledge base.


Mathematica offers an interactive classroom experience that helps students explore and grasp concepts, plus gives faculty the tools they need to easily create supporting course materials, assignments, and presentations.

  • Teaching and Learning with Mathematica - Free video course
    Learn how to make your classroom dynamic with interactive models, explore computation and visualization capabilities in Mathematica that make it useful for teaching practically any subject at any level, and get best-practice suggestions for course integration.
  • Preparing and Giving Presentations
    Learn how to create a slideshow presentation that combines graphics, calculations, and nicely formatted text, with live calculations or animations.
  • Wolfram Demonstration Project
    Download pre-built, open-code examples from a daily-growing collection of interactive visualizations, spanning a remarkable range of topics.
  • Wolfram U Courses on Classroom Resources & Instruction
    Access on-demand and live courses on using Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha, and other Wolfram technologies in your classroom.

Wolfram|Alpha Pro

  • Discovering the Educational Potential of Wolfram|Alpha - Free video course
    Get an overview of Wolfram|Alpha and learn how to integrate its powerful knowledge into the K-12 classroom. Different ways of accessing Wolfram|Alpha, using prebuilt widgets in your classroom, and resources available to educators will be discussed.
  • Wolfram|Alpha in Your Classroom - Free virtual workshop for educators
    This workshop showed off many exciting new Wolfram|Alpha features for students and teachers. Learn how to use Wolfram|Alpha to inspire authentic learning in your classroom with access to real-world data.
  • Calculus Webinar for Educators - Free video webinar
    Explore functions and their derivatives, integrals and limits using the Wolfram Language. This session shows practice problems with the Wolfram Problem Generator and lesson plans and tips on using Wolfram|Alpha in your calculus classroom.
  • Physics Webinar for Educators - Free video webinar
    Learn about using Wolfram|Alpha for your physics class computations to complement your existing curricula. Interesting blog posts and online resources are shared that help foster curiosity in areas such as mechanics, particle physics, optics and others.
  • Economics Webinar for Educators - Free video webinar
    Access a wide range of socioeconomic and demographic data, currency computations, financial indicators and country data using natural language input. Create stunning visualizations and examine financial equations such as mortgage and annuity through rigorous algorithms.

Rather than requiring different toolkits for different jobs, Mathematica integrates the world's largest collection of algorithms, high-performance computing capabilities, and a powerful visualization engine in one coherent system, making it ideal for academic research in just about any discipline.

Resources for researchers