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CATEGORIES:Alumni,Career & Professional Development,Diversity
DESCRIPTION:Join the GW Department of Mathematics for a lecture by Dr. Leah
Marshall from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The tal
k will be followed by a panel discussion with alumnae and friends on the ex
periences of and challenges for women and minorities working in mathematics
.\n\nTitle: What Mathematicians Do in the World of Survey Research\n\nAbstr
act: If you are like most undergraduate mathematicians it is likely that yo
u know which classes you love\, but you have no idea what using math looks
like as a job in the real world. The good news is it involves exactly the s
ame things as your classes -- figuring out how to formulate and solve a pro
blem. In this talk\, we go over three examples of real projects from jobs i
n the mathematical field. Specifically\, we will discuss three topics from
the world of survey research:\n\nRecord linkage to match records across dif
ferent data sourcesQuality assurance methods used to ensure collected data
meets minimum benchmarksResponse rates calculated to measure a surveyâ€™s res
ponse in a way that is both meaningful and consistent with industry standar
ds\nAbout the Speaker: Leah Marshall is currently a statistician and data
scientist at NASS\, where she works on summary\, estimation\, and disclosur
e methodology for the Census of Agriculture. She has a BA from Northwestern
U. where she double majored in mathematics and statistics. Marshall earned
her MA and PhD in mathematics studying logic and computability theory unde
r the direction of Professor Valentina Harizanov at GW. While at GW\, she r
eceived the Taylor Prize\, and she taught mathematics as an adjunct post-gr
aduation. Marshall was also an assistant professor of mathematics for sever
al years at NVCC\, and she was a mathematical statistician at the U.S. Cens
us Bureau for over a decade\, receiving a Bronze Medal Award from the Depar
tment of Commerce for her contributions to unduplication research for the d
ecennial census.
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LOCATION:Rome Hall (Academic Center)\, 459
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SUMMARY:GW Association for Women in Mathematics Lecture and Panel Discussio
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