A&M-Commerce Math Students and Faculty Make Strong Showing at Statewide Meeting

A&M-Commerce students and faculty recently attended the 103rd annual Texas section meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, held at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.

A group of students and faculty stand side by side for a photo.
From left, August Doss, Star Nouanesengsy, coach Adam Bowden, coach Rebecca Steward, Sherman Losey, Jonathan Enright, Xavier Grundler and Darswin Little at the 103rd annual Texas section meeting of the Mathematical Association of America in San Marcos, Texas.

There, two teams of students continued A&M-Commerce's history of success in the Math Bowl competition. In total, 19 teams representing 12 universities and colleges from across the state participated in the competition.

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From left, A&M-Commerce math instructor Adam Bowden and students Star Nouanesengsy and Sherman Losey.

The team of Darwin Little, Jonathan Enright and Xavier Grundler placed third, missing second place by only one point. The second team, including August Doss, Sherman Losey and Star Nouanesengsy, ranked seventh. The teams were sponsored and coached by instructors Adam Bowden and Rebecca Steward.

Three students sit at a table with calculators, paper and pencils.
From left, A&M-Commerce students Xavier Grundler, Jonathan Enright and Darwin Little.
Three students sit at a table with calculators and gift bags.
From left, A&M-Commerce students Sherman Losey, Star Nouanesengsy and August Doss.

Additionally, six faculty and a graduate student presented at the conference:

  • Dr. KaSai Un: Promote Growth Mindset in Math Classes through Reflections
  • Drs. Cavender Campbell and Tingxiu Wang: Using ChatGPT in the Math Classroom
  • Rebecca Steward: Active Learning in the Classroom
  • Adam Bowden and Dr. Nikolay Sirakov: Improving Machine Learning Performance on Image Databases by Embedding Vector Fields
  • M.D. Ahiduzzaman and Dr. Nikolay Sirakov: Modeling of Disease Dissemination with Heat Image Equation

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