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Oregon native – and role model to young girls – carves her own path in mathematics

Jennifer Smucker, mathematics senior, heads to Virginia Tech in the fall to pursue a Ph.D. in math. She hopes to be a role model for other women in STEM.

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Not your typical mathematician: Marine, cop, dad, first generation college graduate

Senior Michael Lopez is not your typical mathematician: a former U.S. Marine who served three tours in Iraq, a former cop, a struggling student in high school and soon a Ph.D. student.