Monday, October 5, 2020

Applying to PhD Programs in Statistics?

Tuesday, October 13, 4:00 pm PST

Panel will include graduate students from UC Berkeley and University of Michigan

  • Hear details about the application process, the department cultures and more
  • Access a repository of application materials
  • Ask your own questions at our open Q&A

Register online.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Developer Student Clubs - Cal Poly, SLO

Developer Student Clubs (DSC) is presented by Good Developers and is new to Cal Poly this year. DSC's are university based community groups for students. By joining a DSC, students grow their knowledge in a peer-to-peer learning environment and build solutions for local businesses and the community.

Must be interested:

  • Technical Projects
  • Google Developer Technology
  • Solving Local Problems Through Tech
  • Networking with like minded students across the nation 

Info Night: Tuesday, September 22nd, 6pm

RSVP on Facebook @Google DSC SLO Club

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Mathematical Modeling Competition (MCM) and Math 371 (FQ20)


The MCM is an international competition, held over 4 days, where teams of three undergraduates construct mathematical models to investigate and present solutions for real world problems. Teams choose one of three problems posted online at the start of the contest and submit a detail report of their model and solution within 4 days: problems appear Thursday, 5pm and reports are due online before Monday, 5pm. Generally one of the problems is designed for modeling using continuous mathematics, one for modeling with discrete mathematics, and one typically involves the analysis of a given data set. Topics are often drawn from real world issues, but some are more whimsical. Some recent problems:
  • Design a drone-based disaster relief program for Puerto Rico after a hurricane.
  • Modeling the merging of traffic on a multi-lane highway after a toll booth.
  • Build a mathematical model to assist in a search for a lost plane that crashed in the open ocean.
  • Model the behavior of the dragons from the Game of Thrones fictional world including their impact on the local eco-systems.
The Mathematics Department provides space and support for the competing teams during the contest. More information and the problems from the contest of many previous years can be found on the web site:

Please note: Math 371, Math Modeling Seminar is a 2-unit support course for the MCM. It is expected that all students enrolled in Math 371 will participate in the competition. However, you do not need to enroll in Math 371 to participate in the contest. The contest is open to all majors. The course is scheduled to meet MW 6-7pm.
If interested in joining the team, please email Dr. David Camp in the Cal Poly Math Department

Insurance Analyst Intern with CSAA (AAA) -- Summer 2021

Are you interested in solving a variety of business problems using data-driven insights?

What you’ll do

  • Work that matters!  Own a project start to finish and support analysis to drive profitable growth.
  • Learn about a dynamic industry!  Insurance product management is a fast paced career, adapting to changes in regulation, competition, and technology.
  • Develop technical and analytical skills!  Work with real data and learn to understand the story behind the numbers.
  • Discover your career!  Meet with leaders across the organization and hear how they’ve accomplished their professional goals.
  • Present your results!  Your work matters – you get to share it with the people who care about the results.

Who we’re looking for:

Our ideal candidate is a high-energy, high-impact individual who has the ability to provide analytical and statistical insights with data to support our strategic efforts. We seek someone who is enthusiastic to learn new concepts and committed to self-development. Having a keen analytical mind and a sharp eye for the details is a must, as is the ability to effectively communicate in front of others.

  • Strong research, statistical, analytical, processing, and mathematical skills with the ability to structure analysis
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented professional with a strong written or verbal communication skill
  • GPA 3.0+
Job Title: Insurance Analyst - Summer 2021 Internship
Requisition Number: R4108
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
For more information and to apply click here.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Looking for an Actuarial Internship in Health?

Check out Milliman!

Milliman is the country’s most prestigious actuarial consulting firm, with offices in major cities worldwide. We are currently recruiting to fill full time internship positions for the Summer of 2021. A successful candidate will possess excellent computer, technical, communication, and interpersonal skills, and will be self-motivated and driven to achieve. Intellectual curiosity, teamwork, and a strong desire to learn is a must. Our practice has locations in Denver, Houston, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City - Candidates will be prompted to rank their preference in location in the application process. Requirements:

  • Junior or Senior bachelor’s degree candidates pursuing actuarial science, mathematics or another major with quantitative course work
  • At least one actuarial exam passed
  • Solid understanding of basic actuarial concepts
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Prior internship(s) or actuarial-related work experience is beneficial but not required
  • This practice of Milliman does not allow for sponsorship in order to maintain or obtain an employment authorizing status/visa or other form of employment authorization in order to legally work in the United States. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis without sponsorship from Milliman presently or in the future.

Please apply online at:

We look forward to hearing from you!

Milliman, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Fellowship Opportunity - Marine Data Integration

We are looking for a highly motivated student to use multivariate statistical approaches to integrate several long-term biological, physical, and chemical datasets collected by Cal Poly researchers for over a decade in local coastal waters. Integration of these long-term data will enable us to better understand how changes in environmental conditions influence ocean biology (plankton through fish) and improve predictive capacity in our local marine ecosystem. The student must have strong quantitative skills including the ability to code in R, manipulate data sets, and perform a range of statistical analyses. No background in oceanography is required. The student will have the opportunity to engage with an interdisciplinary research team.  


The fellowship opportunity comes with a stipend (issued through financial aid) of $1500 for the fall quarter. There is the potential for continued involvement in the project, with up to three quarters of stipend support ($1500 per quarter).  


To have an opportunity to be selected for this fellowship, please email the following materials to Dr. Pasulka ( using the subject line Marine Data Integration Fellowship

1. A copy of your resume 

2. 1-2 paragraphs stating your research interest and relevant experience 

3. The contact information for 2 reference 


Deadline to apply is September 14 2020

Monday, August 17, 2020

New Cal Poly Club - Google Developer Student Club

My name is Kelly Choy and I am the Google Developer Student Club Lead for the 2020-21 school year at Cal Poly. I am recruiting for my core team to start this newly established community on campus!

Developer Student Clubs (DSC) are university-based community groups for students interested in Google developer technologies. Students from all undergraduate and graduate programs with an interest in growing as a developer are welcome to join. By joining a DSC, students grow their knowledge in a peer-to-peer learning environment and build solutions for local businesses and their community. DSC is part of the Google developers community which aims to help each other learn more about technology! As long as you have a passion for technology and learning, it does not matter what major you are!

If you are interested, please apply!

Feel free to reach out to me at or if you have any questions!

Kelly Choy (DSC Lead)