2014 YSU PME Regional Conference

Monday, February 24, 2014

Six Westminster students participated in the 16th annual regional Student Paper Meeting hosted by the Ohio XI Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon at Youngstown State University on February 22, 2014.  Presenters included mathematics majors Gregory Clark, Sarah Fugate, Amber Hill, Jenna Huston, Brandon Mosley, and Emily Walther ‘12.
The students were accompanied by mathematics faculty Dr. Carolyn Cuff, Professor of Mathematics; Dr. David Offner, Assistant Professor of Mathematics; and Dr. Natacha Fontes-Merz, Associate Professor of Mathematics.  Dr. Barbara Faires, faculty emerita and secretary of the Mathematical Association of America, also attended the conference.
The purpose of the meeting was to give undergraduate students the opportunity to present results of their research and to listen to presentations of interesting topics by other undergraduates from across the region.
Dr. David Offner advised five of the six student presenters:  Gregory Clark, Amber Hill, Jenna Huston, Brandon Mosley, and Emily Walther.  Student presenter Sarah Fugate was advised by Mr. James Anthony, Westminster College Lecturer of Mathematics.
Below is a list of student presenters and their research titles:

  • Gregory Clark, "A Push in the Right Direction:  Proving the Density of Complement Sets" 
  • Sarah Fugate, "Fractals and Fractal Dimension" 
  • Amber Hill, "Rational Numbers and Their Decimal Expansions" 
  • Jenna Huston, "Neural Network Hidden Layer Size" 
  • Brandon Mosley, "Ninth Inning Decisions:  A Statistical Analysis of the Sacrifice Bunt"
  • Emily Walther, "Properties of Simple, Cubic Graphs that Contain Three Unique Hamiltonian Circuits"
The National Science Foundation - Mathematics Association of America Regional Mathematics Conferences (NSF-MAA RUMC) Grant Committee and the YSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics supported the conference this year.

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Row 1: Brandon Mosley, Emily Walther, Amber Hill, Jenna Huston, and Dr. Carolyn Cuff; Row 2: Dr. David Offner, Dr. Natacha-Fontes-Merz, Sarah Fugate, and Gregory Clark