Three Cameron University students have been selected to receive $250 travel grants by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). Ayush Joshi, James King and Brandon Payne, each of whom has had original research in mathematics accepted for oral presentation at the MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session of the Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM), will utilize the grants to defray travel costs to the January 2016 conference in Seattle, Wash.
“This is a tremendous honor for these three students,” says Dr. Terry Conley, Dean, Cameron University School of Science and Technology. “Their selection to present at this prestigious meeting is a reflection on the commitment by Cameron’s Department of Mathematical Sciences to engage students in undergraduate research.”
Joshi, King and Payne are all seniors majoring in mathematics.
Joshi, from Lalitpur, Nepal, is also pursuing a degree in business administration with a minor in physics. His research is on “Numerical Solution of Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model.”
King’s minor is chemistry; he is from Lawton. His presentation is titled “Comparison of Numerical Solutions of Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation.”
Payne’s presentation is “Maximizing Guaranteed Value in a Fair Division of a Cake under Piecewise-Linear Valuations.” A native of Duncan, he earned a B.S. in Multimedia Design at CU in 2011.
The Joint Mathematics Meetings is billed as the largest math meeting in the world and is co-sponsored by MAA and the American Mathematical Society. The MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session showcases more than 300 projects and is evaluated by over 200 professional mathematicians participating on the judging panel.
November 30, 2015