Are there careers in mathematics outside of academia?

November 25, 2008

The answer is a resounding YES. The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) 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 professional 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.

With this brochure, SIAM hopes to increase young people's interest in and motivation for the study and pursuit of careers in the mathematical sciences. Since the previous edition in 2003, SIAM has updated the brochure to reflect the current fields of applied math and computational science and the emerging career opportunities for today's students. A free PDF version of the new brochure and a link-request for one free hardcopy can be found at http://www.siam.org/careers/thinking.php.

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ABOUT SIAM

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, is an international society of almost 12,000 individual members. These include applied and computational mathematicians and computer scientists, as well as other scientists and engineers. Members are researchers, educators, students, and practitioners from 85 countries in industry, government, laboratories, and academia. The Society, which also includes nearly 500 academic and corporate institutional members, serves and advances the disciplines of applied mathematics and computational science by publishing a variety of books and prestigious peer-reviewed research journals, by conducting conferences, and by hosting activity groups in various areas of mathematics. SIAM provides many opportunities for students including regional sections and student chapters. Further information is available at www.siam.org.

The answer is a resounding YES. The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) 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 professional 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.

With this brochure, SIAM hopes to increase young people's interest in and motivation for the study and pursuit of careers in the mathematical sciences. Since the previous edition in 2003, SIAM has updated the brochure to reflect the current fields of applied math and computational science and the emerging career opportunities for today's students. A free PDF version of the new brochure and a link-request for one free hardcopy can be found at http://www.siam.org/careers/thinking.php.

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ABOUT SIAM

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, is an international society of almost 12,000 individual members. These include applied and computational mathematicians and computer scientists, as well as other scientists and engineers. Members are researchers, educators, students, and practitioners from 85 countries in industry, government, laboratories, and academia. The Society, which also includes nearly 500 academic and corporate institutional members, serves and advances the disciplines of applied mathematics and computational science by publishing a variety of books and prestigious peer-reviewed research journals, by conducting conferences, and by hosting activity groups in various areas of mathematics. SIAM provides many opportunities for students including regional sections and student chapters. Further information is available at www.siam.org.


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