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Student Highlight

Mathematics major Tyler Schrock

Mathematics major Tyler Schrock from Iowa City, Iowa earned the First Place Award in the undergraduate division of the College of Arts and Sciences Student Research and Creative Works Showcase for 2013. Schrock was also selected from a pool of national applicants to participate in a distinguished summer research program at Valparaiso University. The College Award and the selection to the distinguished program sponsored by the National Science Foundation at Valparaiso is evidence of his outstanding research skills developed at TROY, and he acknowledges the quality of our mathematics program. Schrock's other accomplishments at TROY include receiving the Collins Outstanding Mathematics Student Award and the Pi Mu Epsilon Excellence in Leadership Award. Schrock graduated in May and is a software developer in Madison, Wisconsin.

Special Projects

Troy University Department of Mathematics served as host to three initiatives, Mathfest, Mathematics, the Queen of the Sciences, (MaQS) and Troy University's Wiregrass Math, Science Technology and Leadership Academy supported by grants from state and national organizations and agencies. Two of these projects were held on the Dothan Campus and one on the Troy Campus.

Mathfest, made possible by TROY funding and an NSF grant through the Mathematics Association of America, MAA, was an undergraduate mathematics conference that allowed students from around the region to take part in research presentations and mathematics discussions in all areas of mathematics. It also featured a distinguished lecturer by Dr. Dean Hoffman, professor at Auburn University.

Funded by the MAA and the Tensor Foundation, MaQS Summer Camp for 7th-9th grade girls included activities designed to boost the girls' knowledge and interest in math and science while giving them opportunities to meet with women currently working in the fields of science, technology and math.

About 40 teachers from 17 southeast Alabama area schools participated in the Wiregrass Math, Science, Technology and Leadership Academy workshop that featured hands-on learning activities designed to develop critical thinking skills, creativity and leadership. The Leadership Academy was funded by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) and focused on improving teacher quality by hosting a variety of science, math and technology themed teacher workshops. Dr. Vijaya Gompa, Troy University Mathematics Professor, served as the director of these projects.

MathFest 2013
MathFest 2013
MaQS students working on robot project.
MaQS students working on robot project.
Wiregrass Math, Science, Technology and Leadership Academy
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