DALLAS TWP. — The Department of Mathematics at Misericordia University is hosting the 10th annual Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties Mathematics Symposium on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library. The symposium is open, free to the public.

Coordinated by Misericordia University Associate Professor Steven Tedford, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Mathematics, the symposium features scholars and mathematics majors from local colleges and universities offering 20-minute presentations on topics on both research and teaching.

The presenters include Daniel Blessner, M.S., Penn State/Wilkes-Barre; Michael Floren, Ph.D., Misericordia University; Joseph Broghamer, M.S., Misericordia University; Ronald Pryor, M.S., and students Megan Osborne, University of Scranton; Meagan Scheider, University of Scranton; Charles Kulick, University of Scranton, and Lindsay Kane, Misericordia University.

Topics to be addressed include “Optimum Number of Homework Problems,” “When Gender Equality Meets Simpson’s Paradox,’’ “Probability Modeling of HIV Viral Blips,” and “Mathematics in Classical and Modern Cryptography.’’

The symposium is open free to the public, but due to limited seating registration is required. To reserve your seat, please contact Rita Molino, College of Arts and Sciences, Misericordia University, at rmolino@misericordia.edu or 570-674-8184. A light lunch will be available for attendees.

Blessner

Kulick

Floren

Kane

Broghamer

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