This is a post by Jordan Samuels, a quantitative developer at Teza Technologies, about his experience at the first ever Noble STEM Expo. The event was held at Rauner College Prep in Chicago on December 12, 2015. At the event, Jordan had the opportunity to speak to students in grades nine through twelve about his experience at Teza and working in a STEM career. Teza Technologies and Misha Malyshev actively support events like the Noble STEM Expo that provide educational opportunities for high school students.
I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with about a dozen students about electronic trading, and how it relates to STEM, at the first Noble Network of Charter Schools STEM Expo. Three hundred Noble students were exposed to a variety of STEM careers at the event, which took place at Rauner College Prep.
I focused my discussion on what trading is at its core, whether it’s floor-based or algorithmic, and what it means to determine a fair market price. This is a new topic for almost any high school student but my group of students seemed to catch on pretty quickly. Several of them asked good questions (some of which I didn’t see coming) and they gave good examples when prompted. They also seemed genuinely grateful for the chance to learn something new. It was a pleasure for me to be a part of it, and I would gladly do it again anytime.
By Jordan Samuels, quantitative developer at Teza Technologies