Students Present at Women in Mathematics Conference

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Lewis University Students Present at Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics

Published: February 6, 2023.

Two Lewis University and one Dominican University students recently presented research at the 25th Annual Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics. Lewis University Assistant Professor of Mathematics Dr. Marie Meyer attended the conference with Laila Mahrat and Paige Allen from Lewis University and Edmonde Olongo from Dominican University.

In the Concurrent Session, Mahrat presented “An Agent-Based Model of Environmental Transmission of C. difficile in Healthcare Setting.” The undergraduate research was funded by the Doherty Center and mentored by assistant professors Drs. Brittany Stephenson and  Cara Sulyok. 

In the Poster Session, Allen presented “Laplacian Simplices Associated to Graphs.” The undergraduate research was funded by the Lewis University Dr. James Girard Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) and mentored by Meyer. Olongo presented “Mathematically Modeling the Interactions of Community and Hospital-Acquired C. difficile Infections,” funded by PUMA STEM and mentored by Sulyok.

The mathematics program at Lewis University develops students’ understanding of theoretical and applied mathematics, training them to become competent and creative problem-solvers, theorists and critical analysts.

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