Troy University to host 10th MathFest on April 2

Posted: Wednesday, 30 March 2016

TROY - Troy University's Department of Mathematics will present the 10th TROY MathFest, a one-day conference for undergraduate students to share their research, on April 2 at Hawkins Hall on the Troy Campus.

Students and faculty from TROY, Birmingham-Southern College, the University of South Alabama, Gadsden State Community College and Darton College are registered for the conference, which will feature research presentations from primarily undergraduate students, a calculus competition, a graduate school information area and an invited talk by Professor Pete Johnson of Auburn University.

"This is the only such forum in the state of Alabama," said Dr. Kenneth Roblee, associate chair of the Department of Mathematics. "The idea is to have a forum for undergraduate research projects in mathematics for students in Alabama and beyond."

Johnson will deliver a lecture titled "Mathematical 'Structure': What is it and how is it applied?"

MathFest begins at 7:30 a.m. with check-ins, followed by a welcome session at 8 a.m. in Hawkins Hall.

The event culminates in a calculus competition and awards presentation at 4 p.m.