Mathematics Student Recognized at 2014 MATHfest


Congratulations to Mathematics student Matthew Allen Sutter for receiving one of 16 Outstanding Presentation Awards by undergraduates at the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) MathFest meeting this August in Portland, Oregon.

According to Mathematics professor Dr. Ricardo Alfaro, “These were selected amongst 98 undergraduate presentations featuring 146 presenters at the annual meeting. His paper, coauthored with John Rahmani of Virginia Tech, is entitled “Mixing times of Markov chains.” Matthew’s presentation is a result of his studies in Markov Chains that started here at UM-Flint in the Winter and continued as one of the selected students to participate in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities at Willamete College in Oregon this past Summer.”

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