W&J Faculty & Students Attend Mathematical Association of America
Emily Sasala and Hope Snyder did undergraduate research in mathematics with Dr. Wong during the 2012 summer sessions. The research was supported by the W&J Dean’s Innovation and Development Fund. On August 1-4, the three attended MathFest in Madison, Wisconsin. MathFest is the national math conference for undergraduate and graduate students, coordinated by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the national mathematics honorary society Pi Mu Epsilon (PME). Both students presented some of their research at the conference. Sasala gave a talk on Independent Sets of Chain Paths at a PME session. Snyder gave a talk on Taxicab and Extended taxicab Conics at a MAA session. Snyder received an Outstanding Presentation Award from the MAA for her presentation. The two students received a total of over $1,300 travel grants from the PME and MAA for presenting at the conference.