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Mathematics Students Give Presentations at MAA Meeting

Belmont faculty and students attended the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Southeastern Section meeting at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia on March 9-11.  Belmont mathematics majors Tucker Dowell, Allison Hardee, Emily Cottingham and Kailee Gerzema composed Belmont’s Math Jeopardy Team and competed in the tournament with 36 other teams.  The Belmont team successfully won their preliminary round and moved on to the semi-finals where they lost to Georgia College & State University.

Dowell gave a presentation on “Creating a Topological Adventure with Dungeons and Dragons.”  Hardee and Dowell gave a talk titled “Super-SET” together.  Gerzema and Dowell gave a presentation on “Plugging into the 3n+1Problem.”  Kruzan’s talk was on “Optimizing Checkout Times.” Students Savannah Halliday and Callie Deas also attended the conference.

Mathematics faculty who attended the conference included Drs. Andy Miller, Sarah Ann Fleming, Michelle Guinn and Ryan Fox. Miller and Fleming judged undergraduate presentations. Guinn was accepted into the MAA Southeastern section’s Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) and participated in talks and activities connected to the organization.

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