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Five Stevenson Applied Mathematics majors, Dalis Carter, Rebecca Gruver, Courtney Hohn, Brooks Holloway, and Gerald Roman-Gonzalez, and professor, Dr. Benjamin Wilson, visited Johns Hopkins University for the Fall 2016 Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Maryland-DC-Virginia (MD-DC-VA) Sectional meeting. The students got a chance to learn about mathematics research and teaching from math professors and graduate students from the around the country. The conference featured a morning address titled Extreme Calculus, given by Paul Zorn of St. Olaf College and an afternoon address titled Euler in Two Acts, given by William Dunham of Bryn Mawr College. It was a great conference and experience for the students. 

Each summer, students engage in research with faculty in our Summer Science Scholars Research Program (S3RP). At the end of the summer, students present their research results to students, faculty and staff from the School of the Sciences.  Math junior, Gerald Roman did a great job with his research and his presentation on the Mathematical Analysis of Natural and Constructed Languages.  He is shown here with his mentor, Dr. Benjamin Wilson.  

This summer, rising junior Applied Mathematics major, Gerald Roman, is participating in the Summer Science Scholars Research Program (S3RP). Together with Dr. Benjamin Wilson, Gerald is analyzing the complexity of languages from a statistical viewpoint based on the work of Claude Shannon from the 1940's and 50's. Gerald's research involves computing the entropy of languages which measures how much information is produced on average for each letter of text in the language.  The entropy of a language gives a sense of the predictability of a piece of text written in that language.

For her Capstone, senior Sarah  Modzelewski, was an intern in the Risk Department at OneMain Financial, a subprime lender offering personal loans. Her capstone project focused on discrimination in the loan industry. She studied the process by which the government determines whether or not lenders are discriminating against applicants based on factors such as the person’s age, race, religion, and gender. Sarah made recommendations on improving the process of determining if discrimination is occurring since many studies she examined showed that lenders are often discriminatory.

Sean Dougherty '14 works as a Financial Analyst at Maxim Healthcare in Columbia, MD.  Sean completed his capstone internship at Maxim in Fall 2014....Click here to read more.

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