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APSU student earn top awards at Tennessee Academy of Science Conference

1/18/2012

 

            CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Last October, a group of Austin Peay State University mathematics and computer science students headed south to Jackson, Tenn., to attend the 121st annual meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science. The event, hosted by Union University, brought together some 200 researchers and college students from across the state for two intense days of academic presentations.

            Everyone seemed to have a good time, but earlier this month, several of those students learned that the conference was more fruitful than they realized. That’s because the awards for presentations were recently announced, with first-, second- and third-place prizes all going to APSU students.

            Stephanie J. Jessie took home the first-place honor with her presentation, “Analyzing mathematical beliefs using geometric pictures.” Second place went to Lisa Elliot, Tia Guarino, Stephanie Jessie and James Winegar for their work, “Mathematical model of a prosthetic hand from the manufacturing point of view.” And Mason T. Yost’s presentation, “Computational analysis of the bugey neutino oscillation experiment,” earned him a third-place finish.

            For more than 100 years, the Tennessee Academy of Science has provided direction for Tennesseans on a number of science issues. The academy organizes symposia, manages ongoing programs in many fields and communicates with the national scientific community.

            For more information, contact Dr. Ben Ntatin, APSU associate professor of mathematics, at ntatinb@apsu.edu.