Hi! I, Samantha Oestreicher, am a graduate student at the University of Minnesota in my fifth year of progress towards a PhD in Applied Mathematics. When I'm not at school, I can be found at the yoga studio, the climbing gym, or outdoors somewhere.
My academic research interests are in dynamical systems, whole Earth dynamics, climate change. I'm interested in the connection between glacial cycle models the long-term carbon cycle within the scope of the last million years. Can terrestrially sequestered carbon help explain the features seen in the glacial variations of temperature and atmospheric carbon?
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Hours: Monday 12-2, Thursday 1:30-2:30
Experience and CV
After earning my undergraduate degree in theater at Smith College, I spent several years in professional theater before returning to school for mathematics. I managed the transition from theater to mathematics with the help of the NSF funded Smith College's Post-Baccalaureate Year in Mathematics. Located at the Center for Women in Mathematics, this program prepared me for my leap into graduate school at the University of Minnesota.
After completing my written exams, I spent my summers at Los Alamos National Laboratory, LANL, with the Climate Ocean and Sea Ice Modeling (COSIM) group. I researched eddy identification schemes as well as fast/slow dynamics for heterogeneous computing algorithm development.
I am currently a research assistant for the Mathematics and Climate Research Network (MCRN). Additionally, I organize an online webinar, PaleoCarbon, within MCRN. If you are interested in attending PaleoCarbon or the UMN seminar "The Mathematics of Climate Change", then please feel free to contact me about it.
For further details on my experience please see my CV.
Fall 2012, I TAed for Math 2573H: Honors Multivariable Calculus. My course webpage contains information on this course.
Spring 2012, I lectured for Math 1272: Calculus 2. My course webpage contains information on this course.
Below I have added a few documents I developed for Math 2373 CSE Linear Algebra & Differential Equations.