Elizabeth QuinleyAir Quality Compliance Engineer

    12 months of math

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    Elizabeth Quinley
    Air Quality Compliance Engineer

    sandia national laboratories

    What is your job and for whom do you work?

    I review the work conducted at Sandia National Laboratories for potential emissions that pollute the air and contribute to climate change and ozone depletion.

    What math skills are most helpful to you in your work?

    I still use math all the time, especially showing my work and converting between different units—like from inches to centimeters. Math skills have helped me learn to think analytically and ask questions, two skills that have helped me in all the different parts of my life.

    What has helped you be successful in math?

    In school, I took math classes every year and built up a solid foundation that helped me in my engineering and science classes once I got to college.

    What advice do you have for parents about math?

    Remember that different people learn in different ways, so if you don’t understand what your math teacher says, ask questions and keep trying—it will be worth it!

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