Posted by Emily Hart on 2011-04-15

Samford University senior mathematics major Zac Epperson presented a paper entitled “Analytic Continuation of Factorial-Like Products” at the Southeastern section annual meeting of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) April 1 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Selected from 33 student presentations, Epperson’s paper was chosen as one of the winners of the Patterson Prize. This award is presented annually at the Southeastern MAA Section meeting.

“It would not have been possible without Dr. Atkinson. He is very helpful and extremely knowledgeable. He works with me a lot and is very patient with me. So, I very much appreciate Dr. Atkinson and his help,” Epperson said.  

Bruce Atkinson, of mathematics and computer science, department chair mentored Epperson.

Epperson is from Indian Springs, Ala.

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