Student selected for Mathematical Sciences Research Institute summer program

Student selected for Mathematical Sciences Research Institute summer program

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Lycoming College junior Allyson Blizman is one of 18 students nationwide chosen to attend the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute summer program at the University of California Berkeley.

Blizman, a native of Wilkes Barre, Pa., is a triple major in quantitative economics, actuarial mathematics and mathematics. During the program, which runs June 11-July 24, she will complete a research project, give a presentation and write a technical report on her research. Participants will attend a series of colloquium talks given by leading researchers and attend workshops aimed at developing skills and techniques needed for research careers in the mathematical sciences. They also will have the opportunity to attend a national mathematics or science conference at which they will present their research.

"I'm very excited for this opportunity, especially because it's much more than an ordinary internship," Blizman says. "Hopefully, participating in this research program will open more possibilities for what I can do after graduation."

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute is one of the world's preeminent centers for research in the mathematical sciences and has been advancing mathematical research through workshops and conferences since its founding as an independent institute in 1982.

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