Pierson honored at MathFest competition

Matthew Pierson of Boardman, a Mathematics and Statistics major at Youngstown State University, was part of a team of YSU students that won a record six awards at the 2013 MathFest competition in Hartford, Conn. in early August.

This year’s YSU team broke the record of five awards set in 2005 and 2006, also by teams from YSU. No other school has won more than three awards at any MathFest.

Matthew presented a project titled, “A Characterization of Dihedral and Generalized Quaternion Groups.”

“We are very proud of the performance of all of our students,” said George Yates, YSU associate professor of Mathematics and Statistics. “They continue a tradition of being outstanding ambassadors for YSU, the STEM College and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.”

MathFest is the name for the annual summer meeting of the Mathematical Association of America and Pi Mu Epsilon.

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