Category Archives: Communicating Math

Oreo Preferences

Everyone loves Oreos! They are delicious and sugary and chocolatey and have excellent filling! For your pleasure, I have done extensive research on the preferences of several different kinds of Oreos. Well, maybe not extensive research. But a bunch of … Continue reading

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PhDs with Personality

Everyone has a personality.  At the risk of over-simplifying, I’m going to argue that there are two types of PhDs in Industry. Front-Room PhDs and Back-Room PhDs*. The distinction is that some technicians and developers enjoy talking to business clients and … Continue reading

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Marketing Academic Strengths in Industry

So you wanna get an Industry job?  Great! But how do you begin to translate your CV into something non-academics want to read? How do you market your strengths? First, we have to acknowledge that your CV took years to … Continue reading

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Do height restrictions matter to safety on Roller Coasters?

The conversation started with an image on how to “outsmart” the roller coaster operators for kids who are not tall enough for a certain ride: This sparked a large controversy amongst my Facebook friends.  There were certainly people who felt … Continue reading

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Science March Draws Controversy.

There is something about airing dirty laundry that makes everyone uncomfortable. And we scientists have some dirty laundry… And we are struggling to interface with the world about our feelings. Continue reading

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Data Science Triple Threats

Everyone likes a good list. There are some articles working around which talk about why Data Science doesn’t add business value. As a data scientist who love people, I wanted to add my voice to conversation. Here are three things that … Continue reading

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