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IMSA Students Present at Undergraduate Mathematics Conference

By IMSA Mathematics Faculty Member Dr. Noah Prince

A group of IMSA students was the only high school delegation to present at the 26th Annual Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Undergraduate Mathematics Conference.

 
Bonny Jain of Moline presents "On the Embedding of Degree Sequences on the Projective Plane and Torus" during the Rose-Hulman mathematics conference.
 

On March 27 and 28, 2009, Dr. Noah Prince took a group of eight IMSA students to the 26th annual Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Undergraduate Mathematics Conference.

During the conference, IMSA student participants listened to invited lectures from Dr. Christine Stevens of Saint Louis University and Dr. Kelly Black of Union College, and to talks given by undergraduates from across the Midwest.

Five IMSA students also made presentations including:

Bonny Jain of Moline, On the Embedding of Degree Sequences on the Projective Plane and Torus;

Santina (Sheng-Ting) Lin of Sycamore, Origami Axiom 6: Solving Cubic Equations and Trisecting Angles;

John Wang of Woodridge, The Educational Black-White Achievement Gap: Significant Factors in a Static-State Intergenerational Model;

Peter Nebres of Naperville, Lattice Geometry;

Vladislav Kontsevoi of Evanston, Problem Solving in Elementary Mathematics: the IMO and Putnam Competition.

Despite being the only high school in attendance, IMSA's delegation was the largest in terms of number of student participants (8) and student speakers (5).

For more information and photos of IMSA students attending the Conference, please visit http://staff.imsa.edu/~nprince/trips.php?trip=RHIT2009.

For more information about the Conference, please visit

http://www.rose-hulman.edu/mathconf/index.php.