Westley Mildenhall '17 has won the 2017 Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Math Association of America student paper competition. Westley's article is titled Chaotic Systems of Geodesics on Surfaces of Revolution.
The competition is open to undergraduate paper submissions, and the winner receives a $200 prize and recognition at the MAA EPaDel Section's following Fall meeting.
Victor J. Donnay, Professor of Mathematics on the William R. Kenan, Jr. Chair, who worked with Westley, says the paper is "the best piece of student work I have supervised in my 28 years at Bryn Mawr."
Past Bryn Mawr students to win the award are:
- 2016 E. Simon Williams '16, Further Generalizations of Happy Numbers
- 2014 Madeline Hanson-Colvin '16, Everywhere Continuous Nowhere Differentiable Functions
- 2012 Kathryn Link '12 Guinea Worm Disease (Dracunculiasis): Opening a mathematical can of worms!
- 2010 Naomi Hamermesh '10, Mathematical modeling of climate change
The Math Department at Bryn Mawr is a vibrant and supportive community with a program that has been nationally recognized by the American Mathematical Society.