# News

## Margaret Hopkins wins "best presentation" at Science Atlantic Conference

Acadia undergraduate math student Margaret Hopkins won first place for math presentation at the Science Atlantic Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Conference 2018, at Université de Moncton. Her talk was *An analysis of phase structure and execution of Steve Reich’s “Marimba Phase”. * See https://scienceatlantic.ca/committees/mathstats/mswinners2018/

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## Math & Stat grad wins 2 presentation awards at national statistics conferences

Neil Spencer (B.Sc. Hon 2013) won prizes for best presentation at two national Statistics conferences in Montreal. At the Canadian Statistics Student Conference (CSSC) he won "Best presentation by a graduate student", and at the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) conference, he won "Best student research presentation in Probability".

Neil is pursuing a doctoral degree at Carnegie Mellon University, in the Department of Statistics & Data Science, and the Machine Learning Department. His research is at the intersection of point process models, network models, and efficient Bayesian inference, with applications in Forensic Science, the social sciences, and neuroscience.

Congratulations, Neil!

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## Acadia hosts Atlantic conference on calculus instruction

Acadia University's Department of Mathematics & Statistics hosted the 2018 Calculus Instruction in Atlantic Canada Conference. The event featured plenary presentations by Dr. Costanza Piccolo and Dr. David Bressoud and collaborative workshops to a common framework of calculus concepts and course materials to address the needs of students in our region.

Support from Acadia, AARMS, Science Atlantic and Nelson is gratefully acknowledged.

https://sites.google.com/site/calculusatlanticcanada2018/home

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