Name: Michelle Welcher
Year Graduated: 2008
First Job: United States Navy
Calculus 2, 3 and Multivariable.
Memorable Experiences in the Classroom:
All of my classes with Dr. Chiang. She is so much fun and full of energy. I loved our reviews for tests: “Study your notes, study your homework, study everything!”
Memorable Experiences Outside the Classroom:
The Calculus tournament. We came up with the idea and executed it. I loved planning it and bringing together the staff and students. We worked together as a team so local high school students could come, practice for their AP exams and have some fun in the mean time.
Why Should Somebody Study Mathematics at UMW?
1) “Mathematicians can do anything” -Dr. Chiang 2) Math is very versatile and you can get just about any job after college 3) the math faculty is awesome – If you need extra help, they are always available during office hours. Beyond academia, they care about their students. They know who their students are and talk to them outside the classroom. 4) Studying math teaches you how to think. You learn analysis and critical thinking. Even if life takes you away from mathematics, you can guarantee that you can think quicker on your feet, accurately assess and analyze situations and come up with solutions instead of being overwhelmed with the problem at hand.