Tag: Math Careers
National Math Festival
July 10, 2019
The National Math Festival provides math lovers a chance to talk discuss the full scope of math, whether it be primes or how it’s used in special effects in movies.
Paying for College, with Mark Kantrowitz
April 25, 2019
This episode’s guest is Mark Kantrowitz, nationally-recognized expert on student financial aid, scholarships, and student loans. He has written several books and created a number of websites that have helped over 100 million people pay for college.
Revolutionizing Forestry Through Math, with Max Nova
April 10, 2019
This episode’s guest is Max Nova, founder of SilviaTerra: a company that uses technology and big data to improve forest management. Max describes how he wound up in this unexpected, but extremely rewarding, career and how his mathematical background prepared him for the challenges of devising new and innovative methods of gathering data about and quantitatively analyzing complex ecosystems. He also discusses the challenges of getting such a groundbreaking company off the ground.
Sarah Seales’s Story: How I Discovered My Love of Math
April 3, 2019
In an inspiring speech recently delivered to her fellow students, Sarah Seales describes how she went from a middle school runaway to a truly exceptional mathematician.
Combating Bias in Big Data, with Cathy O’Neil
March 27, 2019
This episode’s guest is Cathy O’Neil: mathematician, data scientist, and author of such works as Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. Cathy talks with Richard about her past roles as a math professor, a quantitative analyst for a hedge fund, and a data scientist for a dot com startup. She explains how her experiences inform the writing that she’s doing now about the societal impact of technology and big data.
Running a Math Lover’s Dream School, with Sam Vandervelde
March 13, 2019
This episode’s guest is Sam Vandervelde, Head of School and Dean of Mathematical Sciences at Proof School: a private day school for kids who love math. Sam is also a former United States IMO team member, one of the co-founders – along with Richard Rusczyk and Sandor Lehoczky – of the Mandelbrot Competition, and a question writer for the USAMO. Sam discusses his experiences as a math contest superstar, earning his PhD at the University of Chicago, and what it’s like running a school that serves passionate math students.
Writing Award-Winning Science Fiction, with Catherine Asaro
February 27, 2019
This episode’s guest is Catherine Asaro, two-time Nebula Award-winning science fiction author and former president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.