Purdue Calumet student receives $3,000 American Mathematical Society scholarship

2012-12-04T01:52:00Z Purdue Calumet student receives $3,000 American Mathematical Society scholarshipContributed by Wes Lukoshus | Purdue University Calumet Vice Chancellor of University Relations nwitimes.com

HAMMOND | A Purdue University Calumet mathematics major from Hobart has been awarded a $3,000 scholarship from the American Mathematical Society.

Tyler Billingsley, 21, is among seven students selected nationally to receive The Trjitzinsky Scholarship. The late namesake of the award was a higher educator who wrote some 60 papers about mathematical topics and was a member of the American Mathematical Society.

Billingsley, a senior, has been a consistent Dean’s List student and conducts research involving polynomial factoring in computer algebra systems. He plans to attend graduate school and pursue a Ph.D. in mathematics.

“Tyler has consistently focused on his long term goal to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics,” Head of Purdue Calumet’s Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics Catherine Murphy said. “He has done this by taking as many master’s level courses as possible, taking independent studies in advanced mathematical topics not taught at Purdue Calumet and participating in undergraduate research projects.”

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