Archive for Thursday, February 17, 2005

Baker mathmaticians headed to Hungary

February 17, 2005

In what is believed to be a first at Baker University, two mathematics students have been accepted into the Budapest Semester in Mathematics program.

Nicholas Williamson of Dodge City and Tyler Inzer of Baldwin City were selected to study in Hungary next fall.

"This is a signal honor," said Robert Fraga, chair of mathematics and computer science at Baker. "Nick and Tyler are both talented math students who should benefit immeasurably from this experience."

The Budapest program's instructors are members of Eotvos University and the Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

The program exists for juniors and seniors in math and computer science. To be eligible, students must normally have at least second-year status, be in good academic standing, have completed one semester of either advanced calculus or abstract algebra by the start of the program, and be motivated to study math.

Selection for the program is based on an application form, two written recommendations from math professors, and an official transcript.

The program is in its 20th year. Students from more than 100 institutions in the U.S. and Canada have participated.

Williamson is the son of Dan and Kathy Williamson of Dodge City. Inzer is the son of Bill and Candy Inzer of Baldwin City.

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