Math majors give Senior Seminar presentations

Congratulations to our six graduating math majors who presented the results of their four semesters of math research at our Fall 2019 Mathematics Senior Seminar on November 1:

  • Adrian Silva Jr, “Charting the SET Universe”
  • Alyxandria Garcia, “Counting Liars and Their Lies”
  • Austin Scully, “Cyclic Towers of Hanoi”
  • Jacob Spencer, “Examining Square Ratios of Triangular Numbers in Pascals Triangle”
  • Jennifer Garcia Villanueva, “Lattice Point Visibility for a Diamond Configuration”
  • Omar Dominguez, “Investigating Racial Gerrymandering”

Congrats again — we’re so proud and excited for all the wonderful things y’all will do!

Math major’s success in 3+2 dual-degree engineering program

Antoine Chamoun-Farah is our first math major to continue our 3+2 dual-degree engineering program at Washington University in St. Louis. Here are some highlights of what he has been up to:

  • He received the 2018 Harold P. Brown Scholarship for full tuition for his first two years at Washington University in St. Louis where he is studying chemical engineering.
  • He completed an internship at Exxon in Spring 2019.
  • He completed an internship at Molecular Rebar Design in Austin in Summer 2019.
  • He participated in the weeklong Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP) at Harvard Business School in June.
  • He was selected for the MIT Access Program (http://access.mit.edu/) later this month.
  • He was invited to attend the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Detroit, MI, next month.
  • He received a SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) scholarship for this year.

Congratulations, Antoine, and keep up the great work — we’re very proud of you!

Math majors present at School of Natural Sciences Senior Seminar Symposium

Congratulations to our six graduating math majors who presented the results of their four semesters of math research at the 2019 School of Natural Sciences Senior Seminar Symposium on April 12:

Bianca Salinas, “Foldings on Generalized Bonding Graphs”
Juan Pablo Chouza, “Parking Functions”
Ayesha Gonzales, “The design of satellite constellations and the Antarctica problem”
Ivan Mota, “Integer Values for Generating Functions of Gibonacci Sequences”
Skyler Young, “Non-transitive Dice: Which One Wins When”
Elias Bocanegra, “Analyzing Radiosonde Data During Extreme Weather Events”

Math majors & faculty attend, present, & win award at MAA Texas Section Meeting

Drs. Jason Callahan and Michael Saclolo accompanied math majors Walther Chong, Omar Dominguez, Ayesha Gonzales, Taylor Huey, Sam Johnson, Nathaniel Leech, Rafael Montes, Ivan Mota, Kat Rubio, and Adrian Silva to the 99th Annual Meeting of the Texas Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) at Tarleton State University.

Omar and Adrian each presented research they conducted with Dr. Callahan, Ayesha presented research she conducted with Dr. Kaitlyn Phillipson, and Ivan presented research he conducted with Dr. Saclolo. Ivan also won an award for best presentation in his session and got to meet banquet speaker, author, and Southwestern University President, Dr. Edward Burger.

Congratulations to all our majors and faculty who took advantage of this opportunity to attend a math conference and present their research!

Math alum, faculty publish research together

Math alum Maria Mota ’18 and her research mentor, Dr. Jason Callahan, will have their paper, “Solving Scramble Squares puzzles with repetitions,” published in Involve, a Journal of Mathematics (2019, volume 12, number 2, pages 343-349). Partial support for their research was provided by NSF grant #1525490. Congratulations to Maria and Dr. Callahan!

Math majors, faculty attend, present research, win award at MAA Texas Section Meeting

Drs. Jason Callahan, Kaitlyn Phillipson, and Michael Saclolo accompanied math majors Omar Dominguez, Ayesha Gonzales, Amira Mahler, Ivan Mota, Maria Mota, Adrian Silva, and Sydney Zucker to the 98th Annual Meeting of the Texas Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) at El Centro College in Dallas. Amira and Maria each presented research they conducted with Dr. Callahan, and Sydney presented research she conducted with Dr. Saclolo.

Dr. Callahan also presented research he conducted with collaborators at James Madison University last summer thanks to continuation funding from the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) Research Experiences for Undergraduate Faculty (REUF) program and received the Ron Barnes Distinguished Service to Students Award, previously won by Drs. Cindy Naples and Jean McKemie.

Congratulations to all our majors and faculty who took advantage of this opportunity to attend a math conference and present their research!

Math majors, alum accepted to grad & research programs

Math alum Sharon Freshour ’16 will begin the Human and Statistical Genetics Ph.D. Program at Washington University in St. Louis this fall where she’ll receive full tuition and a generous stipend. She was also accepted to Ph.D. programs with similar offers at UT Southwestern and Baylor College of Medicine.

Math major Antoine Chamoun-Farah, a 3+2 Math/Engineering student, was awarded the 2018 Harold P. Brown Engineering Fellowship. The Brown Fellowship provides full tuition at Washington University in St. Louis for two years of engineering study as part of the dual degree program.

Math major Andy Barnes ’18 was accepted into the Master of Science in Applied Statistics and Data Analytics (MASDA) degree program at Southern Methodist University.

Math major Ayesha Gonzales was accepted into two Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs in physics and will be at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) this summer.

Math alum Gilbert Rivera ’17 also began a Master of Science Program in Physics at California State University, Los Angeles this past spring.