Career Perspectives in Mathematics

UNL Math Club
UNL Math Club

Career Perspectives in Mathematics

The next Math Club event is the Career Perspectives in Mathematics Lecture Series:

Thursday, March 19
11:30 am – 1 pm in 348 Avery Hall
: Lunch with Michael Bieterman
Students are invited to socialize with our guest from the Boeing Company in an informal setting. Come and leave as your schedule allows. Lunch will be provided.

4:00 – 5:00 pm in 351 Avery Hall: Career Perspectives in Mathematics Lecture Series
Talk by Michael Bieterman from the Boeing Company
Title: The Life and Times of a Mathematical Kid – UNL Math Major and Beyond

Michael Bieterman grew up in Omaha, NE and was an undergraduate math major at UNL, receiving his B.A. degree in 1975. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Maryland at College Park. During most of graduate school and for several years after, Michael held applied math research positions at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He also did a bit of consulting and teaching following his doctorate and spent a very brief time as a visiting scientist at Yale University. For thirty-six years, Michael has had five or six careers within Boeing’s Applied Math group in the Seattle area, where he continues to work as a Technical Fellow.

Michael will tell a story describing his career trajectory, including time at UNL, a simple model for career decision making, and factors governing his choices along the way. His presentation will include descriptions of some math applications, his applied math passions, and what it feels like to do industrial math.