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TROY MathFest returns to University for 13th year

TROY MathFest provides undergraduate students the opportunity to share their research, and is the only conference of its kind in Alabama.

TROY MathFest provides undergraduate students the opportunity to share their research, and is the only conference of its kind in Alabama.

Troy University’s Department of Mathematics will present the 13th annual TROY MathFest, a conference that enables undergraduate students to share their research, on April 5-6 at the Troy Campus.

The event, which will take place in Hawkins Hall, is made possible through the support of the National Science Foundation, Pi Mu Epsilon national mathematics honor society and Troy University.

The conference will feature research presentations from undergraduate students, a calculus competition, a poster presentation session and an information session featuring various graduate schools.

“TROY MathFest is primarily an undergraduate conference that provides participants the opportunity to share their research, while also hearing from noted professors in the field of mathematics and having the opportunity to learn about graduate school opportunities,” said Dr. Ken Roblee, chair of TROY’s Department of Mathematics. “It is the only one of its kind in Alabama.”

Guest speakers for the event are Dr. Madhuri Mulekar, chair of the department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of South Alabama, and Dr. David Leach, professor and director of undergraduate studies at the University of West Georgia.

Dr. Mulekar has served as chair since 2011 and previously served as Director of the University of South Alabama’s Center for Statistical Consulting and as a professor. Specializing in statistics, Dr. Mulekar holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Bombay and a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University.

Dr. Leach has been a member of the University of West Georgia’s faculty since 2002. Before that, he was an adjunct instructor at the Auburn University Montgomery. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Auburn University Montgomery and a master’s and Ph.D. from Auburn University.

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