The 28th Biennial Alumni Career Seminar

Saturday, November 3, 2018

In every even-numbered year since 1964, alums of the Department of Mathematics return to the University of Dayton to gather together and meet with students interested in mathematics. The alums enjoy the opportunity to inform students about the professions they are in and how their studies in mathematics relate to their careers. The students have the opportunity to understand the breadth of career opportunities for someone trained in the mathematical sciences and have the opportunity to begin making connections with professionals in the various fields. The Biennial Alumni Career Seminar is generously supported by donations from our alumni.

This seminar begins with the Annual Kenneth C. Schraut Memorial Lecture, followed by a panel session of professionals in mathematics related careers, and concludes with a number of break-out sessions. During the panel session, professionals representing various careers were introduced and will give a brief overview of specific careers and how they use mathematics in their work.  Break-out sessions followed the panel session, where students met with the professionals more informally to learn more about careers in mathematics.

Register for the 2018 conference here >

The seminar is free to attend, but registering in advance helps the organizers ensure the conference will run smoothly.   If you have questions about the Alumni Career Seminar or need to change your registration information, you can contact the conference organizers at

2018 Schraut Memorial Lecture

The 2018 Schraut Memorial Lecture will be given by Dr. Kennon Copeland, Senior Vice President and Director of Statistics and Methodology for the National Opinion and Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago.  He will speak on Measuring Flu Vaccination Rates.  More about the 2018 Schraut Lecture >

2018 Program of Events

11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Registration/Lunch Auditorium Prespace
12:15 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Opening Remarks Auditorium
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 19th Annual Kenneth C. Schraut Memorial Lecture
Measuring Flu Vaccination Rates
Dr. Kennon Copeland
1:45 to 3:15 p.m. Career Panel Auditorium
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Break-out Sessions Various Locations


2018 Breakout Sessions

  • Actuarial Science
  • Business and Financial Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Intellectual Property 
  • Medical Research
  • Preparation for Graduate School 
  • Statistics
  • Teaching

2018 Panelists

  • Craig Birkemeier (11), Associate Professor, Sinclair Community College
  • Christopher Cabanski (07), Biostatistician, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy 
  • Katherine Campbell (15), Pension Actuary, Aon Hewitt
  • Kennon Copeland (75), National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago
  • Matthew DeVilbiss (16), Graduate student, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Marla Gross (90), Statistician, P & G (retired), Tutor
  • Kaitlyn Jones (17), Analyst, The Perduco Group
  • Matthew Keck (06), Director, IT Architecture for Nationwide Insurance
  • Catherine Kublik, Assistant Professor, University of Dayton
  • Nicholas Kuprowicz (96), Senior Aerospace Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Scott Mitter (01), Mathematics Teacher, Fairmont High School
  • Maura K. Moran, (77), Partner, Cambridge Technology Law
  • Martin Morris (15), Capital Markets and Structured Solutions Analyst, Arch Capital Group
  • Zi Ouyang (13), Medical Physics Resident, Cleveland Clinic
  • Robert Phipps (01), Property & Casualty Actuary, Westfield Insurance

Department of Mathematics

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