Category Archives: Communicating Math

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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