May 28, 2015 at 3:30pm

Mathematics majors reflect on research experiences

Millikin University's Department of Mathematics provides Performance Learning opportunities for students who intend to pursue graduate studies in mathematics, apply mathematics to other areas, become actuaries or teach mathematics.
 
Recent Millikin graduate Hailee Peck, from Livermore, Calif., and John Spaw, a senior from Lake in the Hills, Ill., have gained valuable academic experiences at Millikin by engaging in mathematics research.
 
Both presented their research at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio, Texas, back in January, and both presented at the Midwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium at Simpson College held April 10-11.
 
After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, Peck received a number of graduate program offers and accepted a teaching assistantship at the University of Minnesota, where she will study mathematical biology.
 
Spaw will spend the summer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he will engage in mathematics research. This will be Spaw's second summer mathematics research experience, having spent last summer at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo.