University to host math conference April 12-13

Shippensburg University will host the SIAM/MAA Fourth Mid-Atlantic Regional Applied Math Student Conference April 12 and 13. SIAM (The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) is an international organization for applied mathematics. MAA is the Mathematical Association of America.lenhart

The conference is hosted by the university's student SIAM chapter in partnership with SIAM student chapters at University of Delaware, George Mason University, Penn State University and University of Maryland-Baltimore County.

Featured speaker at the conference is Dr. Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS). Her talk will explore the effects of order of events in population models with discrete time.

The program, funded by a National Security Grant, will include oral undergraduate and graduate research presentations, poster presentations, and math modeling contest presentations. A career panel discussion is also planned.

More information is available from Dr. Luis Melara, assistant professor of mathematics, at Information is also available online at