The Department of Applied Mathematics recently hosted its second BIG (Business, Industry, Government) Math Networking and Information Session. Students and alumni were invited to hear from industry speakers regarding their work in modeling, programming, computing and general job experience.
The event ran from 9:30am to 1:00pm on Tuesday, November 5th, and consisted of two sessions of talks plus a networking lunch. Speakers included individuals from Boeing, Dyndrite, Google, Institute for Disease Modeling, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Microsoft, and the UW Career & Internship Center. Additionally, representatives from Amazon, Tableau, Seattle Mariners, and Facebook were present for students to meet.
The department hopes to host this successful event each year to help students learn about the wide array of career paths available to those from applied math, and to facilitate networking with students and industry contacts.
Interested in speaking at next year's event? Please contact Academic Services Manager Lauren Lederer to volunteer!