College math students to gather at Troy University for MathFest 2011

Posted: Monday, 21 March 2011

DOTHAN—College students from around Alabama and beyond will assemble at Troy University later this month for a daylong conference focused on mathematics education, history and research.

The TROY MathFest 2011, made possible by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant through the Mathematical Association of America (MMA), will be held at the Dothan Campus on Saturday, March 26, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. During the conference, undergraduate math students from around the region will gather to take part in presentations and discussions covering all areas of mathematics. A calculus competition for undergraduates with cash prizes for the winners also will be a part of the event.

Dr. Joseph Gallian, textbook author and former MMA president, will serve as the guest lecturer for the event.

“We are pleased to have Dr. Gallian serve as our speaker for MathFest,” said Dr. Kenneth Roblee, professor in TROY’s Department of Mathematics. “Dr. Gallian has directed a summer research program for undergraduates supported by the National Science Foundation for more than 30 years and also has been an active participant in a mentoring program for beginning mathematics faculty.”

The event will include a free lunch and refreshments and a graduate school information booth. Admission to the conference is free. For more information, contact Dr. Roblee at kroblee@troy.edu.