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Math Students Shine at Women’s Conference and Beyond

Published Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Chelcee Hrnchir, Kelli Soltys, and Paige Allen
In February, WSC students Chelcee Hrnchir, Kelli Soltys, and Paige Allen attended the Nebraska Conference on Undergraduate Women in Mathematics.

Four WSC students have earned recognition through various prestigious events this semester.

Several students are shining bright in the mathematics department at Wayne State College.

Kelli Soltys, Paige Allen, and Chelcee Hrnshir, all seniors, were invited in February to participate in the Nebraska Conference on Undergraduate Women in Mathematics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, an event that brings female students from all over the world.

Soltys is from Omaha and majoring in math education with a secondary certification; Allen is from Elkhorn double-majoring in criminal justice and applied math with a math concentration; and Hrnshir is from Trenton, Neb., majoring in applied math with a computer science concentration.

Soltys also accepted an invitation to attend the Colorado Summer Institute in Biostatistics (CoSIBS) at the University of Colorado-Denver to study biostatistics over the summer. She was also invited to a sister SIBS program at Emory University but had already accepted the Colorado offer. These programs are competitive and have limited space.

Kaitlyn Dougherty, a senior from Sioux City, Iowa, majoring in applied math with a biology concentration, is completing an honors colloquium project on analysis of stream ecology data. Dougherty presented her research at the Math on the Northern Plains Conference on April 8 at Augustana University. Kaitlyn will also present her research for the honors colloquium at WSC on April 26. She is applying to the University of South Dakota graduate mathematics program.

“We in the math program are extremely proud of the hard work and success of our majors,” said Dr. Sally Clark, associate professor of mathematics.