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Student presents at national mathematics meeting

University of North Georgia student Tram Le, a pre-pharmacy major, traveled to the Mathematics Meeting of the Mathematics Association of America (MathFest2014), which is the largest meeting of mathematicians from universities and colleges in the country. The conference was held in August in Portland, Oregon.

"Because pharmacology is about research, I want to have a general view about methods of conducting and presenting research," Le said. "After successfully getting the result in my research with Dr. Alla Balueva, I wanted to try to present it in a National Conference, so I chose MathFest, a national mathematics conference."

Le presented her research "Mathematical Modeling of Crack Formation in a Circular Plate," which she conducted under the guidance of Balueva, assistant professor of mathematics. Her presentation was accepted as an oral presentation on one of the undergraduate sessions.

"At the conference, I learned many new interesting things about math and its application in our daily lives. I attended many lectures of famous mathematicians from all over the U.S," Le said. "Above all, I learned that as long as I try hard, nothing is impossible."

Le plans to graduate in 2016 and then transfer to graduate school where she will continue her studies in pharmacology.

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