### Department Chair:

Thomas F. Kent, Ph.D.

tfkent@marywood.edu

Center for Natural and Health (CNHS) building, Room 318

(570) 348-6211 ext. 2278

### Administrative Assistant:

Marcia Gaughan

mgaughan@marywood.edu

Center for Natural and Health Science (CNHS) building, Room 320 A

(570) 348-6265

### Lauren Thorne/Roote

**Class of 2013**

I currently work at Scranton Preparatory School as an algebra and geometry teacher. My college math courses made me aware of the bigger picture in mathematics. They helped me to not only grasp each individual subject on a higher level, but also to understand their connection to one another so I can convey their practical relationships and importance in the greater field of mathematics to my high school students.

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## Math Club

The Math Club, SEMI-Group, promotes mathematics in the community. Each year, its members participate in many on- and off-campus events.

### Professional Conferences

We usually attend the regional or national meeting of NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Matheamtics), the PCTM (Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics), or the MAA (Mathematical Association of America) national conference.

### Moravian Student Mathematics Conference

Members attend the annual Moravian Student Mathematics Conference, where undergraduate students present independent research. Marywood math majors often make presentations at this conference. The following is a short list of the most recent ones:

- On Feb. 18, 2012,
**Sarah Yuest**and**Amberly Warner**presented their joint work titled ""*Hyperbolic Geometry* - On Feb. 18, 2012,
**Geri Smith**gave a presentation titled ""**Fractal Geometry: History and Theory** - On Feb. 18, 2012,
**Corey Foote**gave a presentation titled ""*The Pollard's Rho Method for Factoring Numbers* - On Feb. 26, 2011,
gave his presentation titled "**Michael Kuniega**".**The Dihedral Group D_12 and Musical Transformations on Triads** - On Feb. 20, 2010,
**Kayla Troast**presented her work on the stereotype threat for female students on their mathematical performance - On Feb. 20, 2010,
**Bradley Fenstermaker**presented his research on modeling the outbreak of zombies and studying the chance of survival of humans in such a scenario. - On Feb. 17, 2007,
**Colin Conrad**presented his work concerning*k*-semismooth integers. Colin's research has deep connections to cryptology, the science of code encryption and decryption.

High School Math Contest

The Math Club hosts Marywood's annual High School Math Contest. The contest consists of two 40-problem tests created by Math Club members under faculty supervision. Prizes are awarded for the top three scorers at each level.

## Officers

**President:**Kelly Kirchner**Vice-President**: Susan Durand**Treasurer**: David P. Gitkos Jr.**Secretary**: Shawna O'Malley**P.R. Officer:**Alex Colefield**Faculty Advisor**: Dr. Dhanapati Adhikari