Short Awarded ACA Scholarship in Support of Mathematical Research

Posted on: Monday, March 4th, 2013 by Brent Treash

An Emory & Henry College sophomore has been awarded a scholarship from the Appalachian Colleges Association that will enable him to conduct mathematical research over the next year.

Isaac Short, a mathematics and religion major from Gate City, was awarded the Lee B. Ledford Scholarship for Student Research. The scholarship will allow him to explore the relationship between two constituent truth sets in a defined mathematical equation.

The research will focus on determining the sets of numbers that make a specific equation true. By using principles of calculus and graphical renderings and analyses from advanced mathematical software, the hope is to determine general rules regarding the sets that make the equation true across all possible dimensions.