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Faculty, students recognized for their efforts

Several faculty and students at Austin Peay State University demonstrated recent noteworthy accomplishments.

APSU mathematics students and faculty presented papers at Mathfest, the summer meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, on Aug. 5-6 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Several faculty and students at Austin Peay State University demonstrated recent noteworthy accomplishments.

APSU mathematics students and faculty presented papers at Mathfest, the summer meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, on Aug. 5-6 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Students Casey McKnight and Amber O’Connell gave a presentation, titled "A Parallel Finite Element Method for the Convection-Diffusion-Reaction Equation,” while students Zachary Hodge and Jesse Hotchkin presented "The Finite Element Method for Elliptic Problems." These projects resulted from a course last spring in introductory finite element methods.

In addition, student Tabitha Michael, a current APSU Presidential Research Scholar Fellow under the supervision of Dr. Mary Lou Witherspoon, gave a talk, "Developmental Mathematics Through the Centuries."  Dr. Ben Ntatin, associate professor presented a paper, titled "On orbits of semi-simple Lie groups acting on flag manifolds.”

Dr. Wei Ding and Dr. Yingbing Yu, both assistant professors of computer science and information technology, co-authored a paper, “Energy Saving by Centralized Sleep in Early Detection of Captured Nodes,” which was accepted recently by the IEEE International Workshop on Robotic and Sensors Environments 2010. The conference will take place Oct. 15-16 at Arizona State University in Phoenix.