Troy University to host 11th annual MathFest on Saturday, April 8

April 6, 2017

Troy University’s Department of Mathematics will present the 11th annual TROY MathFest, a one-day conference for undergraduate students to share their research, on Saturday, April 8 in Bibb Graves Hall on the Troy Campus.

The event, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., is supported from a grant from Pi Mu Epsilon, national mathematics honor society, and Troy University. Students from Auburn University, the University of South Alabama, Seminole State College of Florida and TROY will take part in the event.

The conference will feature research presentations from undergraduate students, a calculus competition, a poster presentation session and a keynote address by Dr. Vitaly Voloshin, professor of mathematics at Troy University.

“TROY MathFest is the only primarily undergraduate mathematics conference in the state of Alabama,” said Dr. Kenneth Roblee, professor and associate chair of mathematics at TROY. “MathFest is intended to provide a forum for undergraduate mathematics research projects for students in Alabama and beyond.”

Dr. Voloshin will lecture on “The History of the Most Famous Error in Graph Theory,” beginning at 11 a.m. in room 129, Bibb Graves Hall.

Dr. Voloshin pioneered the branch of mathematics known as Mixed Hypergraph Coloring and is the author of textbooks, research monograph and numerous research papers and presentations.