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Patrick Bishop, Alathea Jensen, Jack Love, Arsah Rahman and Professor Evelyn Sander ran the Mathematics in Motion booth featuring their original mathematical artworks at the Maker Faire NOVA on March 18, 2018.

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Ph.D. student Ratna Khatri spent the summer of 2017 at Argonne National Lab as part of the prestigious NSF Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship Program. This summer, she will return to Argonne as a Givens Associate.

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Marvin Castellon, an undergraduate MEGL participant, has been accepted in the mathematics Ph.D. program at UC Berkeley with the Chancellor's Fellowship. Marvin has been a central member of Sean Lawton's MEGL research team exploring dynamics on algebraic varieties over finite fields since summer 2017. He has written powerful exploratory programs and created important visualizations leading to provocative conjectures and helped direct the search for proofs of those conjectures.

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Undergraduate math major Robert Argus will spend summer 2018 at the Park City Mathematics Institute in Utah, run by Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study. Robert has done research as part of the GMU EXTREEMS-QED program and has participated in several research programs in the last couple of years, including NIST SURF, the UCLA RIPS program, and a Math in Moscow semester.

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Graduate student Ryan Vaughn and undergraduates Aneesh Malhotra and Orton Babb discuss a project on data analysis in the Mason Experimental Geometry Lab (MEGL). They are supervised by faculty member Tyrus Berry

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Marilyn Vazquez is a Ph.D. student in the GMU Industrial Immersion Program and spends one day a week as a guest scholar at NIST in Gaithersburg, MD. She expects to finish her degree this summer and has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship with ICERM at Brown University in the fall.

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Jiajing Guan received an honorable mention in the 2018 Goldwater Scholarship competition. She is the fourth math major in four years with this recognition, following Lucas Bouck, Harout Boujakjian, and Austin Alderete. Jiajing, a GMU EXTREEMS participant, has been accepted in the prestigious UCLA Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) program to continue research this summer.

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Lucas Bouck is a 2018 awardee in the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship program. He has done research on multivariable equation solvers at NIST in Boulder CO, and on fractional PDEs with GMU mentor Harbir Antil. Upon receiving his B.S. degree in spring 2018, Lucas plans to attend the Ph.D. program in applied mathematics at the University of Maryland in the fall.

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Arsah Rahman was one of five George Mason undergraduate math majors to attend the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, CA in early January. She presented research on quasiperiodicity in dynamical systems, carried out in the GMU EXTREEMS-QED undergraduate research program.

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Jiajing Guan was one of five George Mason undergraduate math majors to attend the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, CA in early January. She presented research on dynamical networks, carried out in the GMU EXTREEMS-QED undergraduate research program.

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Hye Kyung Kim was one of five George Mason undergraduate math majors to attend the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, CA in early January. She presented a project on the dynamics of coral populations, carried out in the GMU EXTREEMS-QED undergraduate research program.

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Orton Babb was one of five George Mason undergraduate math majors to attend the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, CA in early January. He presented research on machine learning approaches to pricing algorithms, carried out in the GMU EXTREEMS-QED undergraduate research program.

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Lucas Bouck (left) was one of five George Mason undergraduate math majors to attend the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, CA in early January. He presented research on multivariable equation solvers, carried out in a summer research program at NIST in Boulder, CO. Lucas is a former member of the GMU EXTREEMS-QED undergraduate research program.

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Jack Love is the outreach coordinator for the Mason Experimental Geometry Lab, where he helps to develop and deliver fun and engaging mathematics activities for local elementary through high school students. He was interviewed by Fairfax County Television (view youtube) before leading a workshop on symmetry at Patrick Henry Library.