Seven faculty members and five students from the Fort Hays State University Department of Mathematics attended the recent Kansas Section Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America in Pittsburg.
“FHSU was well represented in the number of talks that were presented,” said Dr. Keith Dreiling, chair of the department. “Our university contributed almost half of all talks given during the conference. Special recognition should go out to our two students, Tyler and Ashley, for presenting at this conference.”
Two students and four faculty presented papers at the conference, making up six of the 13 speakers.
Tyler Bloom, Netawaka senior majoring in physics, presented “The Devil’s Chessboard and How to Solve It,” and Ashley Pritchard, Wichita freshman, presented “Fibonacci Cordial Labeling of Comb Graphs.”
Dreiling presented on “Kaprekar’s Constant”; Dr. Tom Dunn, assistant professor of mathematics, presented “Algebraic Geometry and Intersections”; Dr. Sarbari Mitra, assistant professor of mathematics, presented “Channel Assignment Problems of Circulants”; and Dr. Hong Zeng, professor of computer science, presented “Functional Programming and Math Problems.”
Two FHSU teams competed in a math event.
The first team was Fernando Guzman, Hays junior majoring in mathematics, and Bloom. The second team was Lailah Collins, Wichita freshman majoring in mathematics, Sheena Zeng, Hays freshman, and Pritchard.