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Seaver Student Researchers Awarded at Mathematics Conference

Caleb Valrie presenting poster at Joint Mathematics MeetingSeaver College mathematics students and faculty presented at the Joint Mathematics Meeting (JMM) in Denver, Colorado from January 15 through January 18, 2020. As the world's largest mathematics conference, Seaver faculty members and their five student mentees were among the scholars across the nation anticipating the annual meeting. All five students received notable awards for their presentation of four research posters. Four Seaver faculty members—Joshua Bowman, Remi Drai, Kevin Iga, and Timothy Lucas—also shared their scholarship throughout the conference.

Jereld Chng and Katelyn Pozon presenting at the Joint Mathematics Meeting“Our students' achievements have been honored during multiple years with Outstanding Poster awards, but it’s not often we see all of our students return with awards,” shared associate professor of mathematics Courtney Davis. Outstanding awards are given to only ten to 15 percent of more than four hundred participants. Caroline Wick received Outstanding Poster for the project she began during Seaver's Summer Undergraduate Research in Biology program; the additional four students received Honorable Mention for their various projects.

Congratulations to the following students and their faculty mentors:

Faculty Mentor Project Title
Jereld Chng and Katelyn Pozon Timothy Lucas “Waves: A Mobile App for Exploring Partial Differential Equations” 
Tatum Rask In collaboration with University of Wisconsin, La Crosse “Modeling and Analysis of American Chestnut Blight in North America”
Caleb Valrie (2019 SURB participant from University South Alabama) Courtney Davis “Mathematically Modeling Invasive Crayfish Expansion and Removal in Las Virgenes Creek”
Caroline Wick Courtney Davis “Mathematically Modeling the Persistence of California Red-Legged Frogs” 

Congratulations to the following Seaver faculty members for their presentations:

Presentation Title
Joshua Bowman “An inquiry-based approach to Cauchy’s Theorem” and “Cantor sets arising from laminations on homothety surfaces”
Remi Drai “Inertial Laws in Population Biology: The Role of Entropy”
Kevin Iga “Adinkras: Pictures of supersymmetry and its friends”
Timothy Lucas “Mobile Apps for Exploring Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations”