September 10, 2013

Applied Mathematics Holds Second Career Lecture Series

Boston, MA – September 10, 2013 – 

What:   Fall 2013 Applied Math Career Lecture Series

When:  Tuesdays from September 10 – December 3, 4:00 p.m.

Where: Wentworth Institute of Technology, Beatty Hall Room 418

Information:  Now in its second year, the Applied Math program’s lecture series features 10 guest speakers, ranging from professionals in software engineering to financial risk management, to highlight the various career opportunities for Applied Math majors.

Speakers will talk about what they do, how they got there, how they use mathematics in their professions, give advice, and answer questions. All students, faculty, staff, and guests are invited to attend.  

The schedule and topics are as follows:

September 10: What does a Quality Assurance Professional for Analytics Software do?

Presented by: Ram Nagapully, AIR Worldwide

September 24: What is a Chief Technology Officer?

Presented by: Justin Chapman, Carbonite

October 1: What is a Data Quality Assurance Specialist and a Financial Analyst?

Presented by: Brianna Walsh & Ed Cuoco, Enernoc

October 8: What is Financial Risk Management?

Presented by: Glyn Holton, http://glynholton.com/ and faculty @ WIT

October 15: What is Data Mining and Market Research?

Presented by: John Verostek, MarkITview Research

October 29: What is Business Intelligence Analysis?

Presented by: Megan Higgins, Carbonite

November 5: Intro to (Cat)astrophe Modeling

Presented by: Scott Stransky, Air Worldwide

November 12: What is a Software Engineer?

Presented by: Dr. Chahid Ghaddar, PTC

November 19: What is Institutional Research and Data Admin?

Presented by: Nancy Ludwig, Brian McGrath, and Jennifer Lehmann, Northeastern University; Dr. Brad Wild, Wentworth

December 3: What is Electrical Engineering and Signal Processing?

Presented by: Dr. Ballard Blair, MITRE and Wentworth faculty member

For more information, please contact Amanda Hattaway, department chair for Applied Math, at 617-989-4368 or hattawaya@wit.edu

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