Thursday, July 25th, 2024

A Degree in Math?

Alumni will be on hand at the 15th Careers in Mathematics conference to discuss how they have used their degree in math.

What can you do with a degree in mathematics? That’s just one question that will be answered at the 15th Careers in Mathematics conference scheduled for Oct. 28 on the Millersville University campus. Several alumni will be on hand to discuss how they have used their degrees.

“The Careers in Mathematics conference is a unique platform that brings together professionals from diverse fields, including actuarial science, finance, industry, government, education, and other prominent STEM career paths,” explains Dr. Baoling Ma, associate professor of mathematics at Millersville. “At the morning panel discussion, our 15 panelists will share their invaluable experiences and insights in a lively discussion, followed by an interactive Q&A session with the attendees.”

The alumni in the panel discussion and breakout sessions include:

  • Alanna Clark, Mathematics Teacher
  • Kim Johnson, EHS Specialist
  • Jill Knauss, Principal Statistical Programming Lead
  • Steve McClure, Senior Test Engineer
  • Michael Motyka, Product Line Manager
  • Ellen Panofsky, Associate Professor of Instruction
  • Sean Walsh, Senior Consultant
  • Jay Wenger, Senior Professor of Psychology

Also in the panel discussion are two MU employees.

  • Margo Sassaman, Career Services
  • Patrick Stewart, Assistant Professor of Statistics

Following the panel discussion, there will be three break-out sessions, offering a deep dive into various career trajectories. Throughout the break-out sessions, individual panel members will deliver presentations, offering valuable insights into their professional journeys and highlighting the pivotal role that mathematics played in shaping their careers.

In addition to the core program, there are two dedicated sessions focused on sharing experiences from graduate schools and Research Experience for Undergraduates programs, along with guidance on application preparation.

The biennial event is hosted by the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware section of the Mathematical Association of America. This marks the fourth time that Millersville University has joined as a co-host.

Registration is free for Millersville math (both major and minor) students. K-12 and college students can find registration information here – The conference will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, in Gordinier Hall, 8:45 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.

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