The Institute for Advanced Analytics joined forces this week with the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to co-host the 2016 Spring Opportunities Workshop for Women in Math Sciences. The primary goals of the workshop is two-fold: to familiarize women and/or under-represented minorities in the mathematical sciences with professional opportunities in academia, industry, and government, and to focus on challenges currently faced by women or minorities in mathematical sciences.
Additionally, it will allow attendees to explore what it takes to thrive in careers pursued by mathematical scientists and researchers. Job interview scenarios and networking will be used to illustrate the principles presented in the workshop. Speakers, panelists and discussion leaders will primarily be women and underrepresented minorities in research and management positions in industry and government labs as well as women in academia. Participants are encouraged to present a poster on their research. The workshop will thus provide a unique opportunity to women in mathematical sciences to improve their non-technical skills, including public speaking and professional networking, working in teams, ethical reasoning, and benefits of research experience to apply initiative and creativity in developing mathematical, statistical and computing approaches to interdisciplinary scientific problems.
Located in Research Triangle Park, SAMSI was established in 2002 as a partnership of Duke University, North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS), in collaboration with the William Kenan, Jr. Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science. SAMSI is part of the Mathematical Sciences Institutes program of the Division of Mathematical Sciences at the National Science Foundation.