W&J students pose together at the Joint Mathematics Meeting of the AMS and MAA in Denver, Colorado.

Math students and faculty present at National Joint Mathematics Meeting

Created: February 4, 2020  |  Last Updated: February 20, 2020  |  Category:   |  Tagged:

WASHINGTON, PA (Feb. 4, 2020)—From January 14-18, seven Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) students and six math department faculty attended the National Join Mathematics Meeting (JMM) in Denver, Colo., with three faculty and four students presenting their work.

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) and Mathematical Association of America (MAA) join together each year to present innovative mathematical research and achievements to the mathematical community at JMM.

The W&J cohort presented the following projects:

  • Cheryl Fergerson ’20 and Professor of Mathematics Roman Wong, Ph.D, Check Digit Schemes and the Dihedral Group
  • Associate Professor of Mathematics Ryan Higginbottom, Ph.D., A Two-Stage Approach to a Research-based Capstone Experience
  • Associate Professor of Mathematics Faun Doherty, Ph.D., Bringing Back the Take-Home Exam: An experiment to Assess Ownership in an Abstract Algebra Course
  • Daniel Florentino ’21 and Dr. Higginbottom, More on Equilibrium Patterns in the Three-Person Candy Sharing Circle
  • Cecilia Fitzgerald ’20 and Dr. Roman Wong, The Path from Fermat Point to Steiner Points
  • Jessica Gibson ’20 and Dr. Roman Wong, A Sequence of Means and Generalization
  • Nicholas Davidson (Reed College), Jonathan Kujawa (University of Oklahoma) and W&J Assistant Professor of Mathematics Robert Muth, Ph.D., Webs of Type P

Also attending the conference were Jeff Wilkinson ’22, Tyler Evans ’21, and Alexas Iams ’21.