Students/Faculty Present at 2016 Joint Mathematics Meeting

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Lewis University Students and Faculty Present at 2016 Joint Mathematics Meeting

Published: January 11, 2016.

Two Lewis University Computer and Mathematical Science students attended and presented at the 2016 Joint Mathematics Meeting in Seattle, Washington.

Students Melanie Harrison of Tinley Park and Betsy Langland of Downers Grove presented a poster entitled "Modeling Newton's Method Through Fractals."

Assistant Professor Amanda Harsy presented her work on mastery-based testing to improve student performance in Calculus courses.

Harrison and Langlandís attendance was made possible by the funding of the Student Academic Conference Support Program and the generous donations of the Computer Science Advisory Board. Harsyís participation in the conference was supported by the Lewis Faculty Development Fund.

Lewis University offers a bachelorís degree in Mathematics, Computer Science and Computer Engineering, with concentrations in Cyber Security, Web and Mobile Development, Data Science, and Video Game Development. It also offers minors in Computer Science, Cyber Security Science, Data Science, and Web and Mobile Application Development. At the graduate level, it offers a nationally recognized for a Master of Science in Information Security program, which includes an innovative fast-track that enables students to earn both a bachelorís and a masterís degree in five years. A master's degree in Data Science is also available for students who wish to learn more about Big Data. A new Master of Science in Computer Science will start in August 2016.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 7,000 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit for further information.

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