This STEMNET resource describes the background and career of transportation planner, and STEM Ambassador, Dan Cornelius.
Dan's role is to assess road schemes and their impacts on local and regional areas. He develops graphic models of the situation and location. This allows him to manipulate elements, such as traffic flow, to test out the impacts.
Dan finds that he make good use of his mathematics degree, especially when using logical thinking in the development of computer models. He says, "Employers believe that maths graduates are ‘more rounded’. For me, studying maths was a strategic move.”