Have you ever wondered about the people behind the scenes at Maplesoft? What about the students who help design the products?
This week, we thought we’d introduce ourselves. We are some of the co-op students at Maplesoft, who in between studying believe that Math Matters.
I’ll go first. My name is Pleiades, I’m 21 and my pronouns are they/them. I am a product management intern at Maplesoft, working with Maple Learn and Maple Calculator. I'm not a math student, but my favorite thing about math is how expressive its language is. Mathematical equations and symbols can be used to express incredibly complex ideas, and even if you don't understand the sense, you can still read the "words". My favorite thing about working for Maplesoft is the flexibility. I have many different types of tasks, and I’m able to learn so many different things.
Keep reading, and find out more about my fellow students below!
Hello, my name is Matilda (she/her)! I am 19 years old, studying physics and astronomy at the University of Waterloo. I am part of the QA team here at Maplesoft, working as a quality assurance analyst co-op. I find math fascinating as it is a broad field that can be challenging, but also invokes a lot of creativity. As I am a new addition at Maplesoft, I am excited to work with the various Maple products. I am looking forward to meeting new students and individuals, and to help grow not only myself but the company further.
My name is Kat, I’m 20 and my pronouns are she/her. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and rock climbing. I am a QA analyst at Maplesoft, mostly working on Maple 2023. I am a student at UW studying mathematical physics and I would like to also minor in astronomy/astrophysics. My favorite thing about math is the objectivity of it, how there is a set structure and logical solution to any problem. I especially like calculus and trigonometry. I’m excited to be at Maplesoft because I will be learning everything about Maple from the inside perspective, which is used in many 300 and 400-level applied math courses that I will be taking at UW. I also really like the office environment and my coworkers.
Hey, my name is Paul C, I am 22 years old, and I am working as a Web and Mobile developer with Steve Metzger for the next 4 months. At the University of Waterloo, I study Mathematical Physics, though, I love the Computational Mathematics courses I’ve taken at UWaterloo. As for the world of Mathematics, I have always been fond of how everything can be thoroughly proven through basic arguments and logic. I am very excited to be working at Maplesoft, as I have for a long time been intrigued as to how Maple, Symbolab, and WolframAlpha function. So, this position is finally giving me the opportunity to truly explore how such software is developed.
My name is Robin, I’m 21 years old and my pronouns are he/him. I am currently working as a Business Operations Analyst at Maplesoft, wor