Furthering Our Careers Through Summer Opportunities
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 · 11 AM - 11:50 AM
Want to get away next summer? Come learn about different opportunities in industry, labs, and summer schools from our current Math Ph.D. students. These opportunities are crucial for students to make long-term connections with prospective employers and others in industry which in turn open numerous career paths.
Janita Patwardhan used dynamical systems to model disease progression at the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, where she relished being on the interface of collaboration between mathematics, biology, and chemistry.
Mike Retzlaff used nonlinear optimization to develop a data compression scheme to be used with high performance computers running molecular dynamics simulations. He enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with researchers at various stages in their careers at Argonne National Lab on this interesting project at the intersection of mathematics, computer science, and chemistry.
Randy Price attended the SIAM Gene Golub Summer School, where he worked on inverse problems, such as systematic integration of data with models under uncertainty.
The three of them will discuss discovering the opportunity, applying for their programs, and day-to-day experiences, which will be followed by a Q and A session.
Join your SIAM student chapter at UMBC for this special event!
Lunch will be provided!