IMA Math-to-Industry Boot Camp

Fadil Santosa, Daniel Spirn

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1917-1919
Number of pages3
JournalNotices of the American Mathematical Society
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 2021

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The IMA Math-to-Industry Boot Camp, funded initially in 2016 by a three-year NSF Enhanced Doctoral Training grant (DMS-1551205), was pitched as a pathway for near terminal graduate students in pure mathematics to quickly retool for a job in industry. Though initially targeted towards mathematics students with little background in programming and modeling, the program is open to PhD students from US institutions in any subject in the mathe- matical sciences and at any point prior to graduation. One key feature of the camp is the opportunity to participate in an industry-sponsored team project under the supervision of an industrial scientist. This team project is based on the format of the IMA Math Modeling workshops, which ran from 1996 until 2015. IMA Math Modeling workshops were developed for and targeted towards PhD students in applied and computational mathematics with two goals: providing students the chance to learn about mathematical challenges in industry and offering industrial scientists the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge methods being developed in academia. On the other hand, the goal of the IMA Math-to-Industry Boot Camp is to prepare any mathematics PhD student to potentially pivot away from an academic career.

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