Markwick Represents Fisher at MathFest

September 13, 2017

Robert Markwick ’18, a student in the Department of Mathematical and Computing Sciences, attended the Mathematical Association of America’s MathFest 2017, held in July in Chicago, Illinois. Markwick participated in the conference as a Pi Mu Epsilon (PME) Chapter Delegate. MathFest aims to disseminate mathematical scholarship appropriate for undergraduate mathematics students.

Robert Markwick

While at MathFest, Markwick attended student and faculty talks on a wide variety of mathematical subjects and represented Fisher at Pi Mu Epsilon events.  He was an audience participant at Math Jeopardy, where he answered a question that had stumped each of the contestants, scoring himself a pair of solar eclipse glasses just in time for the recent solar eclipse.   

Of particular interest was a session in which two of the winners of the Consortium of Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP) Mathematical Contest in Modeling presented their solutions. This was noteworthy as Markwick, along with Sarah Sorrentino, and Colin McGraw, represented Fisher in this competition and earned an honorable mention. 

Markwick looks forward to representing the College as a PME Chapter Delegate at MathFest 2018 in Denver, Colorado, hopefully as a PME speaker. He currently serves as the president of both PME and the Math Club.