Math faculty and students attend annual MAA conference in Sarasota
LAKELAND, Fla. (March 17, 2005) - FSC mathematics students accompanied faculty members Drs. David Rose, Susan Serrano, Daniel Jelsovsky, Ken Henderson, and Gwen Walton to the Annual Meeting of the Florida Section of the Mathematics Association of America (MAA) held at Manatee Community College's Lakewood Ranch campus February 25-26.
Rose presented a paper entitled, "The Algebra of Elementary Statistics." Serrano, Jelsovsky and Henderson presented a paper entitled, "Basic Statistics to a Biased Audience." Jelsovsky, currently the coordinator of student activities for the Florida Chapter of the MAA, also organized the Student Integral Contest held during the conference.
FSC seniors Desirae Chamblin and Sean Simms gave a presentation entitled, "Using Markov Chains to Support Software Testing." The students' presentation described the results of their summer 2004 research, performed at FSC under the direction of Dr. Gwen Walton, computer science faculty member, and funded by a grant from the John A. Leighty Family Fund within the Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland. Chamblin, a computer science major, is a Lakeland resident and daughter of Delores Chamblin. Simms, a mathematics major, is the son of Elaine Simms of Pittsburgh, Pa.
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