BIG Math Networking brings together students and industry

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AMath alumnus Scott Moe talks about various projects he has been involved with at AMD.
The poster session and networking luncheon generate conversation among attendees and invited speakers.

The Department of Applied Mathematics recently hosted its first BIG (Business, Industry, and Government) Math Networking and Information Session. Attendees included current students and alumni as well as invited speakers from industry representing local, national, and international companies and labs.

The event ran from 10:30am to 2:30pm on Thursday, November 30, and included two sessions of talks from invited speakers, a poster session showcasing recent work by students in the department, and a networking lunch. Representatives from Boeing, Amazon, AMD, HERE Technologies, Siemens, Institute for Disease Modeling, UW Applied Physics Laboratory, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory spoke on their experiences and work in modeling, programming, and computing.

The department is looking forward to making this an annual event where students can learn about the wide array of career paths available to those from applied math, and where invited industry contacts can engage in productive conversations with students or recent graduates.