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Westminster College Mathematics Student Gets Research Paper Published in Mathematics Journal

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Connor MacKenzie, a Westminster College junior mathematics major, was recently notified that one of his mathematics research papers was accepted for publication in the Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications.

"Generalizations of Generating Functions for Hypergeometric Orthogonal Polynomials with Definite Integrals" was coauthored with Dr. Howard Cohl, corresponding author and mathematician at the Applied and Computational Mathematics Division of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); and Dr. Hans Volkmer. During the summer of 2012, MacKenzie worked with Cohl and Volkmer as part of NIST's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program in Gaithersburg, Md.

SURF students work for 11 weeks, contributing to an ongoing research project under the guidance of a NIST scientist or engineer from one of the Institute's six laboratories.  In a competitive application process, NIST awards about 100 fellowships each year.

MacKenzie is a son of Dwayne and Amy MacKenzie and a graduate of Ephrata High School.

Contact MacKenzie at mackcm22@wclive.westminster.edu for more information.

Connor Mackenzie