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institutions and organizations in eight states participated in the recent SIAM/MAA Fourth
Mid-Atlantic Regional Applied Math Student Conference at Shippensburg
University. SIAM (The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) is an
international organization for applied mathematics. MAA is the Mathematical
Association of America.
conference was 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 was Dr. Suzanne
Lenhart, University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the National
Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS). She spoke
on the effects of order of events in population models with discrete time.
According to Dr.
Luis Melara, assistant professor of mathematics, 43 participants attended from
institutions in Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, West Virginia,
Louisiana, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. Institutions
represented were Penn State, University of Delaware, George Mason , Shepherd University, Dickinson College New York University, University
of Maryland-Baltimore County, Louisiana State University, Howard University
and Hagerstown Community College.
participating were representatives of the University of Tennessee & NIMBioS,
U.S. Geological Survey, National Security Agency, National Institute of
Standards & Technology and The MITRE Corporation.
was funded by a National Security Agency grant, as well as funds from SIAM,
Shippensburg University and the Shippensburg University Department of
Photos of the
event are available at https://www.facebook.com/ShipMath.