SNU Students Win at Annual TORUS Math Conference

The Math Department at Southern Nazarene University (SNU) was well represented at the annual Texas Oklahoma Research Undergraduate Symposium (TORUS) Conference held at Cameron University (OK) on February 22, 2014. Students presented and shared mathematical research in which they are or have been involved.

Dr. Lee Turner, Professor of Mathematics at SNU shared that three students, Mary Jo Galbraith, Anderson Depee, and Jeremy Acre gave presentations on their research conducted during the last year at SNU. The SNU team of Anderson Depee, Jeremy Acre and Jared Galbraith took first place in the Math Jeopardy contest while a second team, consisting of Mary Jo Galbraith, Dalvin Colbert, and Lindsay Lester won third place.

“I enjoy taking students to conferences like this one because they get to meet students from other universities who like math as much as they do,” said Dr. Nicholas Zoller, Assistant Professor of Mathematics.

This particular conference included a careers panel. The students received tips from professionals who use math in their everyday work. They gathered information on how to find a job, how to market their math skills, and how important it is to develop the ability to learn new information.

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