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Students present at 2013 TUMC

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    Students with Dr. Shelton at 2013 TUMC at St. Mary's University
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    Abigail Dunn
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    Alain Chau
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    Robert Lehr
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    Andrew Banister
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    Heather Gronewald
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    Students at 2013 TUMC
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    Students at 2013 TUMC

SU math majors present at the 9th annual Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, held this year at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.

SU accounted for 5 of the 28 student presentations at the 9th annual Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, held this year at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.  Robert Lehr presented “Determining the Viewing Target:  How to ‘Enter a Painting’ without using Circles” based on Independent Study work with Associate Professor Dr. Fumiko Futamura. Four students discussed preliminary results of their capstone projects: Alain Chau “Health Coverage Modeling”, Andrew Banister “Can You Make Change by Increasing Minimum Wage?”, Heather Gronewald “Transfer Attrition:  Perseverance and Hazards”, and Abigail Dunn “The Cournot Model:  Mathematics of Economic Competition.”  Associate Professor Dr. Therese Shelton is the supervisor for these capstone projects and was the faculty mentor at the conference.  Angelyn Convertino also attended the TUMC.  Students from fourteen other institutions gave presentations. Overall, 32 institutions were represented by the 170 student attendees. Funding was provided by a National Science Foundation grant through the Mathematics Association of America Regional Undergraduate Mathematics Conferences program, Southwestern’s Fleming Student Travel Fund, and SU’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.