Part one of an interview with Assistant Professor of Mathematics Courtney Gibbons appeared in the February issue of Girls’ Angle Bulletin. She discussed how she became interested in math and some of her goals as a mathematician, one of which is to include students in her research.
In the interview Gibbons said she feels lucky to have a job that allows, and expects, her to do research “because it’s like being paid to do puzzles.” She said, “I get excited about trying to figure out why certain patterns emerge,” adding that knowing that scientists might find her research useful “is a big motivator.”
The second part of Gibbons’ interview will be published in the April issue of Girls’ Angle Bulletin. The bimonthly publication is the official magazine of Girls’ Angle: A Math Club for Girls.