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Applied Mathematics News

Keyword: internship

Applied Math senior, Lindsey Weishaar, is completing her Capstone internship at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in the Market Research Department.  At her internship, Lindsey programs surveys and analyzes data from the results of the surveys. This internship is giving Lindsey real world experience towards her career goal of working for the federal government!

Applied Math Senior, Courtney Hohn, is completing her Capstone Internship at the Social Security Administration in the Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics.  Her role as an intern is to identify any errors and redundancy in the 2016 SSI Annual Statistical Report, create visualizations of monthly data for publication on SSA's website, and use her programming skills to create interactive maps of data.  Courtney hopes to one day become a high school math teacher, but she likes having the experience of working as a mathematician in the government.  

This semester, Applied Math majors Gerald Roman-Gonzalez and Billy Heidel are working on an independent research project with math professor, Dr. Ben Wilson. The research, which Dr. Wilson and Gerald began as a summer research project during the S3RP program at Stevenson, involves analyzing the complexity of constructed languages using tools from information theory.  Gerald and Billy work on the project together each week.  Then, at the end of the semester, they will present their work at the School of the Sciences Poster Session.

 

Mike Byrd, who graduated in December, completed his Capstone internship at Hunt Valley Northwestern Mutual, a financial planning company.  Mike enjoyed working there and was pleased to be offered a position upon graduation!  Mike presented his Capstone project, "The Effect of Granum on the Financial Industry" at the School of the Sciences Poster Session in December.

Applied Math junior, Rebecca Gruver, spent her summer at Booz Allen Hamilton, a management consulting firm, as part of the 2017 National Security Scholars Program.  This prestigious program offers substantial scholarships and assistance with national security clearance processing.  

Rebecca loved her experience!  She used her applied math background to work on projects in computer science and engineering.  Rebecca did such a great job that she has already been invited back for another internship for summer 2018!