EPaDel Section News

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Check out updates from our section below. If you have news you'd like to share, please contact Kathleen Ryan.

May 2020
Neumann University graduates its first math majors

Neumann University will be graduating its first math majors during May 2020: Melanie Malseed and Helen Cooney. Congratulations to Melanie, Helen, and Neumann University!


May 2020
Announcing CONTACT - A New Open Access, Peer-Reviewed Journal

Communications on Number Theory and Combinatorial Theory (CONTACT) is an open access journal which features a double-blind referee process. The aim of the journal is to publish original research articles in the areas of number theory and combinatorics.

CONTACT is a brand new journal, and we can only obtain an ISSN and get it listed on MathSciNet only after the publication of some complete issues. We are certainly going to work towards this direction and get CONTACT properly listed and all publication properly recognized, and we are reaching out today to ask you to consider helping us reach this objective by submitting a research article to our journal.

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in CONTACT provided they own the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Articles can be submitted at research.library.kutztown.edu/contact.

If you have questions, please contact Tony Wong (wong@kutztown.edu) and Josh Harrington (Joshua.Harrington@cedarcrest.edu).

March 2020
Youngest Member of Bryn Mawr's Math Club

The Bryn Mawr math department celebrated with a lovely holiday party last December. A young honorary department member (center) had a particularly good time.

March 2020, King's College
A new way to elect a math club president!

Albright College professor, Dr. Brittany Shelton, gave a presentation entitled “Exploring preference orders through discrete geometry” at King’s College Mathematics Department Colloquium on October 7th, 2019. In her talk, Dr. Shelton described how discrete geometry can be used to construct preference orders according to a voter’s opinion on two issues. She also explained how the candidate’s positions on these issues affect the number of possible preference orders that a voter can have.

Now that it’s time to elect a new president for our MATH club, we were inspired by Dr. Shelton’s talk to use a new voting scheme! Instead of using the traditional plurality rule election system, where the candidate with the most votes wins, the club has decided to hold an instant run-off election. Each member will rank the candidates based on how strongly he/she feels about two issues and will submit a preference list, that is, a ranking of all the candidates in order from most preferred to least preferred, as their “vote.” Thank you to Dr. Shelton for giving us a new way to elect our next fearless leader for math club.

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