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UT Tyler Senior Accepted into National Math Research Program

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April 18, 2014

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April 18, 2014

Hanah Goetz of Lewisville, a senior mathematics major at The University of Texas at Tyler, has been accepted into this year’s UT Tyler Research Experience for Undergraduates Program.

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the program annually recognizes outstanding mathematics majors nationwide to participate in research at the university. Students work in teams, and each three-member team is paired with a UT Tyler REU faculty research mentor.

UT Tyler has served as a REU institution site since 2011. This year, the program begins Tuesday, May 27 and continues through Friday, July 18.

“We each have a team of three students who work with us for eight weeks in the summer on a question related to our own research interests,” said Dr. David Milan, UT Tyler assistant professor of mathematics, who serves as a campus REU faculty mentor. “The goal is for the students to produce a paper capable of being submitted to a professional journal and a research poster to present at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, a national meeting of mathematicians that takes place every January. We are excited that Hanah, one of our own math majors here at UT Tyler, will be joining us.”

Dr. Christina Graves, UT Tyler assistant professor of mathematics and White teaching fellow, serves as Goetz’s REU faculty mentor.

“It has been a pleasure watching Hanah grow as a person and a student these last few years. I am looking forward to working with her this summer,” Graves said.

Goetz will graduate with a bachelor of science this fall. She plans to pursue a master’s degree and teach mathematics abroad.

She currently serves as the UT Tyler Math Club president and a supplemental instructor for calculus II. Goetz also won UT Tyler’s Integration Bee Competition last year.

Her interests include mountain biking, the Spanish language and playing video games.

Housed within the College of Arts and Sciences, the UT Tyler Department of Mathematics offers outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs, including the bachelor’s and master’s of science as well as the bachelor of science with teacher certification.

For more information, visit the department website.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler features excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 7,500 high-ability students. UT Tyler offers courses at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine as well as a location in Houston.

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