Math major attends Nebraska conference

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Math major attends Nebraska conference

Published: February 4, 2013.

Tiffany Parks, a Math major at Lewis University and Joliet resident, attended the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics Jan. 25-27 in Lincoln, Neb. The purpose of the conference was to gather women interested in pursuing advanced study and careers in the mathematical sciences.

The conference featured presentations on original research done by female mathematicians throughout the country. "I was able to speak to quite a few mathematicians and see some really interesting research projects," Parks remarked. "It made me think about if there were any research projects I would be interested in, as well as summer programs and graduate school."

It was the second year Lewis University sent students to the conference, and there are plans to send students again next year.

Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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