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APSU math students present at national conference

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Austin Peay State University was well represented at the 2014 Mathematical Association of Mathematics MathFest Meeting, held in early August in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Ben Ntatin, associate professor of mathematics, sponsored four students, allowing them to attend the conference.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Austin Peay State University was well represented at the 2014 Mathematical Association of Mathematics MathFest Meeting, held in early August in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Ben Ntatin, associate professor of mathematics, sponsored four students, allowing them to attend the conference.

All four students presented their research at the conference, while Ntatin, a national council member of the Pi Mu Epsilon mathematics honor society, assisted in the organization, moderation and judging of student sessions. The students received travel assistance from the Pi Mu Epsilon national office, the APSU Office of Student Affairs and the APSU Office of Undergraduate Research.

The following APSU students presented at the conference:

• Justin Cook, “Qualitative Dynamics of MDR-TB and XDR-TB with Isolation.”

• John Garwood, “Using Logarithmic Basis Functions to Solve Singular Differential Equations.”

• Elisha Hall, “A Quantitative Analysis of SIR-type Malaria Models.”

• Dodju Kuwonu, “Solving Elliptic PDE Using Polynomial Basis Functions via Perturbed Collocation.”

For more information, contact the APSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics at 931-221-7833.