Nine students and six faculty members recently attend the Mathematical Association of America (MAA)’s 2014 Southeastern section meeting at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, Tenn. The Southeastern Section of the MAA (MAA SE) advances the mathematical sciences within the states of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The conference was held March 13-15. Math majors Max Shenfield, Jackson Streeter, Annie Brunelle and So “Sara” Chung competed in the Math Jeopardy tournament. Senior Mathematics major Angela Gaetano gave a presentation on “The Impact of Censoring on Estimator of Slope Parameter in a Simple Regression Model” and junior Mathematics major Annie Brunelle gave a presentation on “Brownian Motion and Probability Simulations.” Other students that attended the conference included Mary Yang, Savannah Halliday, Geoffrey Gross and Isak Wilson.
Mathematics faculty were also actively involved at the conference. Dr. Andy Miller completed his three year term as Tennessee state director and gave a presentation on “Real World Projects, Real World Writing.” Dr. Robin Lovgren gave a presentation on “Herding Cats – Using Attendance App to Learn Names and Keep Up with Your Students.” Dr. Mike Pinter spoke on “Ideas for Ending a Course Effectively.” Kay Geving presented her work titled “College Algebra Course Redesign.” Dr. Sarah Ann Fleming gave a presentation in the Graduate Student Workshop on “Job Application Materials.” Dr. Danny Biles was also in attendance at the conference.