Applied Mathematics News

Jay Whitmon (Applied Mathematics ’24) was recognized as one of the 2023 MAA MathFest Undergraduate Student Poster Session Outstanding Posters. Jay’s poster was titled “Information Theory Through Games: Optimizing Shut the Box” and was based on research he completed at Stevenson with Dr. Benjamin Wilson during the Summer Science Scholars Research Program (S3RP). MAA MathFest is a mathematics conference hosted annually in late summer by the Mathematical Association of America.

Applied Mathematics major Jay Whitmon and math faculty Dr. Mark Branson and Dr. Ben Wilson attended MAA MathFest 2023 in Tampa, FL. Every summer, MAA MathFest presents the latest in mathematical research and education to diverse audiences across the nation. Jay presented his summer research project titled “Information Theory Through Games: Optimizing Shut the Box”. Dr. Branson participated in a panel and Dr. Wilson presented a talk on his uses of mastery-based grading in Calculus.