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California Mathematics Council Community Colleges

Student Speaker Competition

Each spring the CMC3 Foundation honors one full time California community college student who has investigated a topic or application in mathematics. The selected student gives a 20-minute presentation on their work at the Spring Conference. That student also receives a $500 scholarship, made possible by a generous gift from past CMC3 president Debra Landre.

Submitting a Proposal

If you are currently a California community college student and would like to be the speaker at the Spring 2019 Conference please submit a proposal.

2018 Student Speaker

Gabriel Fredericks, of Solano Community College, spoke on the Practical and Theoretical Significance of L-Functions.

CMC3 Past Student Speakers

YearSpeakerInstitutionTitleMentor
2018Gabriel FredericksSolano Community CollegePractical and Theoretical Significance of L-FunctionsJoseph Conrad
2017Christopher YangLas Positas CollegeTidal Forces and the Expanding Orbit of the MoonDr. Ruchira Majumdar & Dr. Robin Rehagen
2016Nick SaalSanta Rosa Junior CollegeSummation Methods on Divergent Series Dave Ohlsen
2015JoeAnna McDonaldSacramento City CollegeElliptic CurvesAlex May
2014No Student SpeakerN/AN/AN/A
2013Gabriel McHughSanta Rosa Junior CollegeΦ-Fi_Fo_Fum?
2012Jesse CohenSanta Rosa Junior CollegeAlgebra: A Student's Exploration of Space and Structure?
2011Andrew GabrielSanta Rosa Junior CollegeCantor’s Set Theory, His Opposition, and His Spiral Into Insanity?
2010No Student SpeakerN/AN/AN/A
2019Melissa ThawLake Tahoe Community CollegeThe Volume and Surface Area of the water in the Habital Zone of the Milfoil in Lake Tahoe?