2007
Two Benedictine students present papers at national math convention

Two Benedictine students present papers at national math convention
August 9, 2007

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Joy Holowicki and Hunan Chaudhry, who participated in the summer research program sponsored by the College of Science at Benedictine University, presented research papers at MathFest held August 3-5 in San Jose, California. MathFest is the annual summer meeting of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the largest professional society focusing on undergraduate level mathematics. Holowicki, a 2006 graduate of East Leyden High School and the daughter of Anthony Holowicki of Franklin Park and Gayle Holowicki of Schiller Park, is a sophomore majoring in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology at Benedictine University. Her paper, “Impulsive Two-Prey, One-Predator Model Dynamics,” won an MAA student speaker award. Chaudhry, a 2006 graduate of Hinsdale Central High School and the son of Iffat Chaudhry of Westmont, is also a sophomore majoring in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology at Benedictine University. His paper was titled “Regular Stick Numbers of (2n,2)-Torus Links.” Benedictine University associate mathematics professor Timothy D. Comar, Ph.D. (1996, University of Michigan) is the students’ advisor for their research.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.