The Simpson College mathematics department is well represented at the annual Joint Mathematics Meetings, the largest mathematics conference in the world. Students Casey Croson, Michael Frank, Sarah Jermeland, Louis Joslyn, Sara Reed, Ruth Ann Roberts, Katie Westlund and Nick Yaeger along with professors Heidi Berger and Bill Schellhorn arrived in Baltimore late Wednesday night. On Thursday, Dr. Berger made a presentation about the math modeling workshop for high school students and teachers that was held last summer on the Simpson campus. The students spent the day attending talks on topics such as graph theory, data science, mathematical biology, and the mathematics of art. The group ended the day with a walk along the Baltimore inner harbor to a restaurant in Little Italy with a variety of crab entrees.
Friday will be another busy day, as all of the students will be presenting work from their summer research programs at the undergraduate poster session. Six of the students conducted research at Simpson during the Dr. Albert H. & Greta A. Bryan Summer Research Program in Mathematics; the other two students completed their research at Michigan State University and Valparaiso University.
Dr. Schellhorn will be presenting on Saturday morning about his sabbatical research on data science with applications in sports statistics. The group will return Saturday night.
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