February 20, 2011

FARMINGDALE STUDENT PRESENTS AT NATIONAL MATH CONFERENCE

James Halsall reports on summer research project

James Halsall, an Applied Mathematics major at Farmingdale State College, gave a talk entitled Analysis of Spherical Inflation Models for Intracranial Saccular Aneurysm Elastodynamics at the annual national American Mathematical Society - Mathematical Association of America Joint Meetings in New Orleans on January 6, 2011. 

In his talk, James presented research conducted at George Mason University.  During the summer of 2010, James Halsall, one of eight mathematics undergraduate students selected nationwide, participated in a multidisciplinary undergraduate research program in computational mathematics and nonlinear dynamics of biological, bio-inspired and engineering systems, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  He worked with two faculty members from the mathematical sciences department of George Mason University, Drs. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer and Daniel Anderson, as well as graduate student, Andrew Samuelson, who were all familiar with the work that he would conduct throughout the 9-week program. 

“Much of the work incorporated ideas that I had learned through myriad courses at Farmingdale State College.  Now, I was finally seeing my knowledge applied to real-world conditions”, said James.  Currently, he is preparing a paper based on this talk to be published in a mathematical science journal.  Halsall is a resident of Elmont, NY.