Education is not the filling of a pail, it is the lighting of a fire. - W. B. Yeats


NEWS in the Department of Mathematics
Interesting Career Opportunities

AMS - Women Doing Mathematics Poster

To request a complimentary copy of the poster please email with subject line "women-poster-fall".
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AMS - Mathematical Moments

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Announcing the publication of: Introduction to Derivative-Free Optimization
by Andrew R. Conn, Katya Scheinberg, and Luis N. Vicente
Instructors and request an exam copy

Learn how sampling and model techniques are used in derivative-free methods and how these methods are designed to efficiently and rigorouly solve optimization problems. Although readily accessible to readers with a modest background in computational mathematics, this book is also intended to be of interest to researchers in the field. It is the first contemporary comprehensive treatment of optimization without derivatives.

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SIAM - New Careers Brochures
20-page publication available

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics has published its latest brochure on applied mathematics and computational science careers outside of academia. The 20-page publication includes information on emerging career fields, examples of companies and organizations that hire applied mathematicians and computational scientists, and profiles of professionals working in these fields today.

The SIAM Careers Brochure answers many of the questions that high school and college-aged students may be asking with regard to career opportunities in the mathematical sciences, including:

What's out there for someone with my interests and background?
Where can I work?
Where are the up-and-coming job opportunities?
How should I pursue my studies?
Who are the people working in industry today?

Profiles highlight professionals at Google, IBM, IDA, Merck, Michelin, NSA, and many other organizations and companies.

The FREE PDF version of the new brochure and a link-request for one free hardcopy can be found at: or
Multiple of bulk copies are available at cost. SIAM wil also custom print the brochure for any interested corporation or institution sponsor with quotes based on quantity requested. For this information, please contact