Student chapter of maa

There is an organization for people who love the mathematical sciences. A community that values discussion and exposition, for meeting colleagues and building knowledge together. An organization with roots in the nineteenth century and a powerful role in the twenty-first. It's the Mathematical Association of America. Read more at mma.org

Sponsor: Dr. Emilia Moore       

Sponsored Events:

Semimonthly "Math Talks"

Fun Fundraiser's

Monthly Game Nights

Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference

                                                

Dr. William Hahn, Diana Muturia, Emileigh Willems, and Laura Garrison attended the 10th Annual TUMC at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX. Emilieigh Willems presented a talk on "Variable Selection on NuVal Scores".

Abstract: The NuVal Nutrition Scoring System was developed to provide a single value to help shoppers make healthier choices in their food purchases. This project attempts to use nutritional information available on product packaging to derive the algorithm used to generate the NuVal Scores. A sample of products was taken from the United Supermarkets in Plainview, TX, and the nutritional facts for each product was recorded. Backward Elimination and Stepwise Regression techniques were used to determine the best model to approximate the algorithm.