Andrea

Marshall

I completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Queensland in 1999, majoring in Mathematics and was awarded First Class Honours in Applied Mathematics in 2000. My main interest was applied and computational mathematics, particularly in the context of meteorology. My honours thesis focussed on the surface temperature of planetary bodies, specifically Earth,
the Moon and Mars.

I am currently doing a Graduate Diploma of Meteorology with the Bureau of Meteorology in Melbourne. Upon completion I will become an operational forecaster for the Bureau. Meteorology is based on conceptual models derived from a dynamical and thermodynamical framework. I found my background in maths to be crucial to understanding these basic concepts.

My main interests in meteorology are severe weather patterns in a tropical climate. So, I very much hope to return to Brisbane to forecast and develop my understanding of tropical and sub-tropical climates.

Jamin

Flohr

Hi, although Iím trained as an optometrist, I have returned to my true love — Maths.

My enjoyment of maths has been long standing. In high school I won a silver medal in the Australian Maths Olympiad (1992) and prizes in the Westpac Maths Competition and QAMT competitions over several years.

After high school, I decided to follow a career in Optometry but found it dull in comparison to mathematical problem solving, so I returned to study and graduated with a B.Sc(Math) last year, I am doing Honours this year with a thesis on localizing relativistic electrons.

Outside of studies I play volleyball, indoor cricket and basketball, and if possible, would like to spend every waking moment playing computer strategy games like Starcraft and Diablo II.

I hope to continue my studies and do a PhD in Mathematical Physics.