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Mathematics Faculty, Students Participate at Regional Conference

Dr. Andy Miller, Dr. Robin Lovgren and Dr. Sarah Ann Fleming, of the Department of Mathematics, took a group of 16 mathematics majors and minors to Winthrop University, Rock Hill, S.C. for the Southeastern Regional Mathematical Association of America (MAA-SE) conference on March 15-16.  The Southeastern Section of the MAA (MAA-SE) advances the mathematical sciences within the states of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee by considering mathematical professionals at all levels in the design of its program and activities, with a special emphasis on the collegiate level. The annual conference includes presentations of mathematical research by faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students along with activities for undergraduate students. Miller serves as the Tennessee State director of the MAA-SE.

During the conference, eight Belmont students competed in the Math Jeopardy Tournament. The team composed of Annie Brunelle, Sara Chung, Marcella Noorman and Zach O’Brien made it to the second round. Fleming and Lovgren assisted with the Jeopardy tournament. Miller assisted with judging the undergraduate presentations.

Miller also gave a talk entitled Credit Cards: A Simple(?) Application of Difference Equations. Lovgren gave a talk entitled Improving Student Evaluations in a Freshman Level Gen. Ed. Math Course – One Example.