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StFX computer science student in the top three once again at Science Atlantic

October 27th, 2017
StFX student Katie MacEachern (left) receives her award from UNB professor Dr. Patrick Reynolds, a StFX alumnus and conference organizer

Katie MacEachern, a third year honours computer science student from Dundee, NS and graduate of SAERC high school, received the third place Research Award - Mathematics and Statistics, for her presentation Peaceably Coexisting Armies of Queens Game, and a Variation during the recent Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Science Atlantic meeting held at UNB Fredericton, which drew over 210 participants. 

Ms. MacEachern’s presentation was based on her work as a summer research assistant under the supervision of StFX faculty members Dr. Stephen Finbow and Dr. Martin van Bommel.

This is the second year in a row that Ms. MacEachern has placed in the top three for her research at the Science Atlantic conference. “Katie’s presentation was simultaneously engaging, enlightening and energetic. It was a great talk that deserved recognition,” Dr. Finbow says.

Six students and three professors from StFX attended the conference held over three days from Oct. 13-15.

StFX students attending the Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Science Atlantic meeting held at UNB Fredericton included, l-r, Darwin Groskleg, Cynthia Forgeron, Dylan Coakley, Katie MacEachern and Bryan Ewenson. Absent from the photo is Dwain (Andy) O’Brien. 

The StFX students in attendance included Ms. MacEachern, Dylan Coakley, Bryan Ewenson, Darwin Groskleg, Cynthia Forgeron and Dwain (Andy) O'Brien. Faculty in attendance at the conference included Drs. Finbow, Darien DeWolf and Jacob Levman.

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