Garden State Undergraduate Math Conference 2004
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Saturday, March 27, 2004
Do you like to apply mathematics to challenging
problems? A career in industry might work for you.
In this session, I will explain some of the benefits
and difficulties you would face in this line of work.
I will also talk about some ways to make your work
exciting and satisfying, offer some example problems
and answer your questions.
Greg Coxson is a radar system analyst at Lockheed
Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors (or MS2)
in Moorestown, New Jersey. Previous jobs
were at Hughes Radar Systems in Los Angeles and
the Center for Naval Analysis in Alexandria, VA. He
holds a Master's degree in Math and PhD in EE from the
University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Continuing your education: Graduate programs in
the Mathematics Sciences
Are you planning to further your education by enrolling in a graduate program
in mathematics? This session will discuss what is involved in completing a
typical Master's or Ph.D. program and the various things you can do in your
undergraduate years to help prepare for graduate school. We will also discuss
other closely related graduate programs in the mathematical sciences for which an
undergraduate math major is excellent preparation.
Samuel Coskey: Mr. Coskey is a first-year graduate student in
Mathematics at Rutgers University. He was an undergraduate at the
University of Washington, where he majored in Mathematics and Computer
Science. He participated as a student and assistant at the REU there.
Inessa Epstein: Originally from Belarus, Ms. Epstein is an
undergraduate at Rutgers University, majoring in Mathematics and
Computer Science with a minor in Economics. She participated in REU's
at Rutgers University and Central Michigan University. She is currently
applying for admission and support to mathematics graduate programs.
Devon Morrese: Mr. Morrese is a graduate student in the Operations
Research program at Rutgers, where he is completing his doctoral work
on the Boolean satisfiability problem under the supervision of
Professor Endre Boros. He majored in Mathematics and Physics at Rutgers.
Stephen Greenfield: Dr. Greenfield is a faculty member in the
Department of Mathematics at Rutgers, where he has served several
times as Graduate Director. He has read thousands of applications to
the graduate program in mathematics at Rutgers.
This session will focus on the critical
need for highly qualified mathematics teachers,
particularly at the middle and secondary school
levels; the pros and cons of teaching in public
schools; and the disadvantages/advantages of the
alternate route program. The session will include a
question and answer period.
Suzanne L. Reynolds: Presently - Assistant Professor
of Instruction and Educational Leadership at Kean
Univeristy. Preciously taught mathematics and
mathematics education at Felician College and prior to
that taught mathematics and physical science in public
Marlene Krupp: Presently - District Math Supervisor of
Lyndhurst Public Schools, Lyndhurst, NJ. Taught
secondary mathematics for 31 years at Becton Regional
High School. Has held various consulting positions
including working for the College Board,Rutgers
University and The Algebra Project, San Antonio School
District in Texas and the Seattle School District in