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APSU represented at Mathematical Association of American meeting

A delegation of faculty and three students from Austin Peay State Universitys departments of mathematics and computer science attended the Southeast Section Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America.

Instead of making a Spring Break trek to the beach, the group–Dr. Jim Vandergriff, associate professor of computer science, and students Amber DeMore, Benessa Defend and Michael Nichols–chose the conference, March 10-12, at Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C.
A delegation of faculty and three students from Austin Peay State University's departments of mathematics and computer science attended the Southeast Section Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America.

Instead of making a Spring Break trek to the beach, the group—Dr. Jim Vandergriff, associate professor of computer science, and students Amber DeMore, Benessa Defend and Michael Nichols—chose the conference, March 10-12, at Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C.

DeMore, a math major, and Defend, a computer science major, presented a paper titled “Modeling Predator-Prey Relationships: A ‘Harey' Situation.”

DeMore, Defend and Nichols, a math major, competed as a team in the Jeopardy Mathematics Contest, finishing fifth out of 16 universities from the Southeast region. They also participated in a “math murder mystery.”

DeMore, a native of Cumberland Furnace, is the daughter of Alisha and Fred Leimer.

The daughter of Rose and Larry Defend, Benessa Defend is from Nashville.

Michael Nichols, Clarksville, is the son of Gary and Ellen Nichols.

For more information, telephone Dr. Jim Vandergriff, associate professor of computer science, at (931) 221-7301.
—Rebecca Mackey