Mathematics and Computer Science Faculty Presented at Faires Faculty Forum

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Four faculty from Westminster College's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science presented "Enriching Experiences:  Research with Undergraduates" at Faires Faculty Forum on Wednesday, April 18, at 11:40 a.m. in McKelvey Campus Center's Sebastian Mueller Theater.

The presentation covered the rewards and risks of working with undergraduate students on research projects.  The speakers outlined several models of conducting research with undergraduates and described some of the students' projects.

The following faculty members were included in the presentation:

Dr. Jeffrey Boerner, assistant professor of mathematics, who has been with Westminster since 2010.  He earned an undergraduate degree from St. Olaf College and master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

Dr. Natacha Fontes-Merz, associate professor of mathematics, who joined the faculty in 2004.  She earned an undergraduate degree from Oberlin College and master's degree and Ph.D. from Kent State University.

Dr. Terri Lenox, associate professor of computer science and chair of Westminster's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, who joined the faculty in 1999.  She earned an undergraduate degree from Grove City College and master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. David Offner, assistant professor of mathematics, has been with Westminster since 2009.  He earned an undergraduate degree from Yale University and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.


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Seated: Dr. Terri Lenox and Dr. Natacha Fontes-Merz; Standing: Dr. David Offner and Dr. Jeffrey Boerner