### 2019 Math News

##### Chagas and Chickens: The Impact of Incompetent Hosts on the Incidence of Disease

Mondal Hasan Zahid, University of Texas at Arlington Math Graduate Student, recently did a study that is aimed to identify the conditions for which the presence of chickens reduces vector-human interaction and ultimately decreases human risk for Chagas infection.

##### New course combines math, volunteering

Shanna Banda, mathematics learning resource director, and mathematics senior lecturer Alice Lubbe launched a new program this semester that incorporates service learning into a mathematics course.

##### 19th Annual Calculus Bowl Restructured and Updated

Students in calculus classes from more than two dozen high schools throughout North Texas competed to answer questions in a fast-paced competition based on pre-calculus and calculus questions in the 19th Annual University of Texas at Arlington Calculus Bowl.

##### USDA grant to blend data with agriculture for improved production

A University of Texas at Arlington math professor will use a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to prepare graduate and undergraduate students for data-based careers in agriculture-related fields.

##### The 2019 Who Wants to Be a Mathematician Championship

Robitaille, a 15-year-old homeschooled ninth-grader from Euless, has been fascinated by math from a very early age and has a proficiency for advanced mathematics that few people many times his age possess.

##### Professor emeritus Corduneanu remembered for kindness, contributions to mathematics

Constantin Corduneanu, an esteemed mathematician whose career spanned seven decades and two continents, was remembered by friends as a kind, caring gentleman who was supportive of his students and colleagues.