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Members of the department of mathematics have been active in recent weeks.

Jackie Vogel and Mary Lou Witherspoon attended the Middle Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association conference Jan. 28 in Hendersonville.

Vogels talk was Data Analysis/Probability: Hands-on Middle School Activities. Witherspoons presentation was Use Brains More, Pencils Less.

Also, Vogel was elected president-elect of the MTMTA at the meeting.
Members of the department of mathematics have been active in recent weeks.

Jackie Vogel and Mary Lou Witherspoon attended the Middle Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association conference Jan. 28 in Hendersonville.

Vogel's talk was “Data Analysis/Probability: Hands-on Middle School Activities.” Witherspoon's presentation was “Use Brains More, Pencils Less.”

Also, Vogel was elected president-elect of the MTMTA at the meeting.

Andy Wilson attended the American Mathematics Teachers Educator's conference Jan. 26-28 in Tampa, Fla. He gave a talk on “Assessing Change in Preservice Teacher's Beliefs in an Elementary Mathematics Methods Course.”

Shirley Hagewood and Matt Jones attended the joint annual meeting of the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society in San Antonio, Texas, on Jan. 11-16.

Hagewood attended several sessions on online learning, and Jones presented a talk, titled “Sums of Point Processes and Attribute-Based Thinnings Leading to an Unusual Poison Process.”

Dr. Phyllis Camilleri, professor of geology, and Dr. Jack Deibert, associate professor of geology, published a paper in the February 2006 issue of AAPG Bulletin, the world's leading international journal focusing on petroleum geology with a national and international membership of more than 30,000.

Their paper is titled “Sedimentologic and Tectonic Origin of an Incised Valley-Fill Sequence Along an Extensional Marginal-Lacustrine System in the Basin and Range Province USA: Implications for Predictive Models of the Location of Incised Valleys.”

“This paper is significant because it not only describes new geologic findings for an unstudied basin in Nevada, but it also contains original ideas for the development of incised valleys in lacustrine systems,” Deibert said. “These new findings will help geologists around the world discover and develop new petroleum accumulations in rift basins.”

Camilleri and Deibert also have a page-sized photograph from their field work on the cover of the February issue. Their research was supported in part by APSU Tower Grants.

To see the cover photo, visit www.apsu.edu/geosciences/geology/February%20cover.pdf.