Fall 2013

Wednesday - 5:00 p.m.
McHenry Building - Room 4130
Refreshments served at 4:45 - McHenry Building 4161
For further information please contact the Mathematics Department at 459-2969

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Debra Lewis, Professor of Mathematics, UCSC, Undergraduate Vice Chair (Math)

"Tis the season for application preparation! If a great grad school, job, internship,research experience, or study abroad program is on your wish list for the coming year, it's going to take more than a letter to Santa to make those dreams  come true.Now's the time to make your list and check it twice.

This Wednesday, October 30, 4:00-5:00 PM,there'll be an opportunities search and application tutorial, held in McHenry room 4130. We'll go over strategies for efficiently searching the Web for opportunities, preparing personal statements and cover letters,and requesting letters of recommendation.Bring a laptop/tablet/smartphone if you want to do some hunting at the tutorial.

Debra Lewis (undergrad vice chair, Math} will lead the tutorial. Emily Healy (Math, class of 2014} will talk about her experiences with undergrad research,internships,and career planning; Emily was recently hired by Epic (http://www.epic.com) - hired 8 months •before* graduation,start date next fall - and can provide interested students with information about Epic.

Some tricks  - hopefully good ones - and treats will be provided.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Careers in Math Education

Dr. Judit Moschkovich, Professor of Education, University of California, Santa Cruz

Did you know that a math major can open the door to careers in mathematics education research?  Work at research and development centers includes designing curriculum, piloting assessments, and more. This presentation provides an overview of career opportunities for students interested in mathematics education. Although you may be familiar with teaching as an option, there are other possible paths, including a PhD in mathematics education for those interested in college and university level positions. Currently there is a shortage of qualified applicants for such positions, so pursuing a graduate degree in mathematics education can prove intellectually stimulating, practical and rewarding.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Becoming a Math Teacher, Cal Teach, and the Math Major - with Pizza!

Paulina Rodriguez, Cal Teach, University of California, Santa Cruz

Do you have an interest in teaching as a career? If so, come find out how to become a credentialed teacher in California and how the Cal Teach program can help you explore teaching as a career, while at the same time satisfying some of your degree requirements. Cal Teach offers internships, advising, professional development, and teaching resources for math, science, and engineering majors who are interested in teaching at the middle or high school levels. All aspects of the program will be discussed, as well as how the Cal Teach internships can satisfy math degree requirements or education minor requirements (including the new STEM education minor). We'll have pizza for students who attend.