Math major and faculty present at national conference
Mathematics major Jesi Weed '16, Professor Jeff Clark and Assistant Professor Chad Awtrey presented in August in Washington, D.C., at MathFest 2015, the national conference of the Mathematical Association of America.
Weed spoke on "Galois groups of degree 15 p-adic polynomials." Her research was in collaboration with students Sara Rodgers '16 and Nicole Soltz '17 and was co-mentored by Awtrey and assistant professor of mathematics Kristen Mazur. A corresponding paper has submitted for publication.
Clark spoke on "Revising for Clarity", a talk focused on incorporating writing in mathematics courses. Clark's talk was very well received by the audience, as he shared basic techniques for outlining and prioritizing that aim to help students achieve greater clarity in their writing.
Awtrey spoke on "Polynomials, discriminants, and root counting in number fields." This was joint work with Elon students Nakhila Mistry '14 and Nicole Soltz '17. A corresponding paper has been accepted for publication in Missouri Journal of Mathematical Sciences.