Careers in Mathematics Conference

Saturday, October 28, 2023 at Millersville University



Registration and Light Breakfast (continental/coffee)
8:45 - 9:15, Gordinier Hall, Bolger Conference Center

Opening Remarks
9:15 - 9:30, Lehr Room, Gordinier Hall

Panel Discussion
Career Opportunities in Mathematics
9:30 - 11:00, Lehr Room, Gordinier Hall

Group Pictures
11:00 - 11:15, Lehr Room, Gordinier Hall

Break-Out Session I
11:20 - 12:10, various locations (see back of your nametag)

12:10 - 1:00, Lehr Room, Gordinier Hall

Break-Out Session II & REU/Graduate School Session
1:10 - 2:00, various locations (see back of your nametag)

Break-Out Session III & REU/Graduate School Session
2:10 - 3:00, various locations (see back of your nametag)

Closing Remarks and Prizes
3:10 - 3:40, Lehr Room, Gordinier Hall


Panelist Biographies

Break-Out Sessions

REU / Grad School Session


Zachary Barnhart

I am currently a rising junior at Millersville University majoring in mathematics with a concentration in statistics and a minor in data science. I am from Abbottstown, Pennsylvania which is close to Gettysburg. In my free time, I enjoy watching sports, playing recreational sports, reading, listening to country music, and hanging out with friends and family. This past summer I participated in the Summer Institute in Biostatistics at NC State and Duke which was sponsored by the National Institute of Health. The program lasted six weeks in June and July and covered many different topics in the growing field of biostatistics. The experience consisted of lectures, labs, field trips, and a final group project. There were nineteen students in my REU who were from a variety of different places and backgrounds, and we were all housed on NC State’s campus for the duration of the program. The daily lecturers consisted of a mix of professors in the NC State Statistics Department, professors in the Duke Biostatistics Department, and medical professionals who work within the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). In the group labs and final project, we used statistical programs such as R and SAS to do calculations, build models, and construct graphs. The experience overall was both challenging and engaging, and it helped me step outside of my comfort zone.

Colin Meyers

Colin Myers is in his 4th year of undergraduate study at Millersville University pursuing a B.S. in Physics and a B.S. in Mathematics. His research interests include solid state physics, electronics, thermal physics, and quantum theory. He plans on applying to graduate school and pursuing a PhD in condensed matter physics and a career in lithography. Over the past summer, he completed an internship through the Society of Physics Students that placed him at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. While there, he completed a project studying hydrogenation and the use of diamond as a material in field-effect transistors. This project involved working with vacuum technology, gas-delivery systems, SEM, and XPS technology.

Noé Oberholtzer Hess

Noé Oberholtzer Hess is an 4th year undergraduate Mathematics and Physics student at Millersville University. After completing his degree, he plans to take a gap year before pursuing a further degree in an applied math field, with interests in modeling biological systems and transportation infrastructure. He has recently completed a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program at Montana State University, studying the effects of heat treatment on microstructure and corrosion of pure copper. This project was very experimental and hands on, where he learned and used both careful sample preparation techniques as well as an array of imaging and analysis techniques including Scanning Electron Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, Auger Electron Spectroscopy, Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy, and Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry.

Susan Lloyd

Susan is in her fourth year of a Statistics Ph.D. program at Penn State. She holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary mathematics education with concentrations in statistics and actuarial science from Millersville University. Given her interest and experience in the education field, Susan’s graduate research interests primarily focus on statistics education. She is working on a collaborative research project to leverage a human-machine collaboration to improve the feasibility of quality formative assessment at scale. She is also developing an instrument that aims to measure students’ statistical literacy surrounding confidence intervals. She is currently researching how to develop methods to apply topological data analysis to statistics education research. She is completing her Ph.D. research under the guidance of Professors Matthew Beckman and Nicole Lazar. Her career aim is to be a statistics Professor at a primarily undergraduate-serving institution where her focus will be on delivering high-quality statistics education while also having the opportunity to mentor undergraduates in conducting statistics research.

Sara Stinchcomb

Sara Stinchcomb graduated from Millersville University in 2022 with a bachelor's in mathematics and is currently working on her Ph.D. in applied mathematics at Case Western Reserve University. In addition to her classes in graduate school, Sara worked as a teaching assistant in the 2022-23 school year. She is currently a research assistant for one of her professors who is studying mathematical imaging. In her undergraduate studies, Sara participated in an REU at James Madison University studying applications of the power series method to nonlinear ODEs and completed thesis work modeling the deer population in New Jersey and the effects of implementing new policies on hunting deer.

More Information

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