### Mathematics graduate thrives with simple philosophy: ‘Why not?’

In the intricate languages of mathematics and biology, alumna Rachel Sousa, ‘20, is multilingual. Since graduating from Oregon State, she has bridged the disciplines through several prestigious research experiences and credits her success to seizing opportunities no matter the odds.

### GEM Fellowship allows parent Ph.D. student space to thrive

Wanting to spend more time with his partner and one-year-old son, Angulo Barba applied for the Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM) Fellowship, a national program that promotes the participation of underrepresented groups in post-graduate science and engineering education and the technical workforce.

### Graduate science fellowship supports interdisciplinary mathematics and energy research

The 2019-2020 Larry Martin and Joyce B. O’Neill Fellowship was awarded to fifth-year mathematics Ph.D. student Choah Shin for high achievement in computational modeling.

### Summer Graduate Internships and Research Experiences

Jobs in Business (**B**), Industry (**I)** and Government (**G**) are consistently rated among the highest areas for job satisfaction, and mathematicians are in demand for their skills. For many students a summer internship can be their first and formative experience in a BIG job.

### Mathematics graduate students tackle risk and uncertainty in the Marine Science National Research Traineeship (NRT)

Three Mathematics graduate students have been funded by the NRT@OSU program. These three students describe their experiences in this innovative and highly transdisciplinary program.