Caroline Shapcott Receives Research Day Award

September 15, 2010 — University Research Day is a celebration of research, innovation, scholarship, and creativity with a day of posters and presentations exhibiting current graduate and undergraduate research. This year's event was held on April 15, 2010 at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. The posters were divided into nine categories of research with winners being selected from each category. Caroline Shapcott won Best Graduate Poster Presentation in the Non-Biological Computation and Modeling category.

Caroline is a fourth-year teaching assistant in the Math Department. She currently serves as President of Drexel's Student Chapter of SIAM and as Assistant Manager of the Math Resource Center. Her winning poster highlights recent research under the direction of Eric Schmutz and is titled "Asymptotic Distribution of the Part-Product Statistics for Random Integer Compositions." Specifically, the poster describes the technique of modeling integer compositions with randomly stopped sequences of geometric random variables and results obtained using this technique.