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USF Math Club met during the Fall 2018 semester for pizza and mathematics, and student presenters included mathematics undergraduate student Christopher Car, who spoke on “Logic Puzzles for Analytical Thinkers” and mathematics graduate student Nathan Hayford, who spoke on with “Geometry in Physics”. Attendance was good at each meeting, in particular to the Oct 19 presentation “Integrated Mathematical Oncology — Can calculus cure cancer?” by Dr. Heiko Enderling of the Moffitt Cancer Center Mathematical Oncology Department.

The club organized a group outing to the Mathematics Association of America Suncoast 2018 meeting at USF Saint Petersburg on December 7. Student presenters included math undergraduates Hayden Hunter with “Subgraph Deletion in 4-Regular Graphs and their Genus Ranges”, and Keller Blackwell with “Fundamental Solutions to Drift p-Laplacians in a Class of Grushin Spaces”. Mathematics graduate student Amine Ben Abdeljelil spoke on “Generalized Derivations Of Ternary Lie Algebras”, and USF mathematics alumnus Matt Cuffaro spoke on “Hegel's Topoi”.

Hayden Hunter Keller Blackwell Amine Ben Abdeljelil Matthew Cuffaro

Club president Micaela Newman, Vice-President Galib Hoq, and Treasurer Hayden Hunter all did a good job. Due to graduations, in the spring 2019 semester, math undergraduates Thomas Veith and Sabrina Downing will take over for Galib and Hayden as Treasurer and Vice-president, respectively.

The Epsilon Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon co-hosted the Fall/19 Hillsborough County Math Bowl on November 14. Over 300 high school students and their teachers visited USF to participate in a half-day of individual and team high-school math competitions. Overall competition sweepstakes winners were: (1) King HS; (2) Middleton HS; and (3) Robinson HS, among 28 schools participating.

PME student leaders this year are Sabrina Downing, Hayden Hunter, and Keller Hunter, as President, Vice-President, and Treasurer, respectively.