Dr. Michael Lloyd and Dr. Fred Worth represented Henderson earlier this year at the Oklahoma-Arkansas Section meeting of the Mathematical Association of America in Russellville. This is the regional level meeting of the association which is the world’s largest community of mathematicians, students, and enthusiasts. Both professors have attended this annual meeting for 25 years.
Worth presented two papers, “One of baseball’s most dominant pitchers,” and “Some of the worst hitters in baseball history,” as well as served as a mentor for a high school student who presented, “An additive approach to squaring.”
Lloyd presented a paper entitled “Assessing Statistical Models for a Stress Hormone in Saliva” in the applied mathematics session using data obtained with the assistance of Emily Belzer, Aneeq Ahmed, Holly Morado, David Bateman, and others.
The paper assessed various models for predicting cortisol concentration in psychology students’ saliva based on light absorbance values. Lloyd also participated in the executive officer meeting and business meeting, and was re-elected communications director for another three-year term.