Student Speaker Competition
Each spring the CMC3 Foundation honors one full time California community college student who has investigated a topic or application in mathematics. The selected student gives a 20-minute presentation on their work at the Spring Conference. That student also receives a $500 scholarship, made possible by a generous gift from past CMC3 president Debra Landre.
Submitting a Proposal
Submissions will be accepted through April 7, 2022.
The selection committee will review the proposals and make the final decision as quickly as possible.
Selection criteria will be:
- The applicant must be currently attending a CMC3 Community College.
- The applicant intends to go on to study Mathematics or some other STEM field at a 4 year university.
- The applicant has chosen to present a topic that goes beyond the level of the usual community college curriculum.
- The proposal is presented in an organized, clear, and professional fashion.
The selected speaker will work with their Faculty Mentor to put together their final presentation, and will be rewarded with a scholarship. We look forward to receiving your proposal!
The conference registration is free for all students.
2020 Student Speaker
We continue to be extremely grateful to Debra Landre, the long-time sponsor of the student speaker scholarship at Tahoe. Despite the fact that we were not able to hold the conference, we awarded the speaker scholarship to Sarah Redden, a student at College of the Sequoias, who was preparing a talk on Music Generation with Markov Chains. Sarah Redden is a sophomore at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California. She is an electrical engineering major who hopes to work in the Aerospace Industry. She was the CMC3 student poster winner in Monterrey this past fall and was selected to be a NASA Community College Aerospace student last year.
CMC3 Past Student Speakers
|2021||None||None||No student speaker due to the pandemic||None|
|2020||Sarah Redden||College of the Sequoias||Music Generation with Markov Chains||Tracy Redden|
|2019||Nathanael Case||San Joaquin Delta College||How the Euler-Lagrange Condition of Variational Calculus Comes from Multi-variable Calculus||Gurmuykh Singh|
|2018||Gabriel Fredericks||Solano Community College||Practical and Theoretical Significance of L-Functions||Joseph Conrad|
|2017||Christopher Yang||Las Positas College||Tidal Forces and the Expanding Orbit of the Moon||Dr. Ruchira Majumdar & Dr. Robin Rehagen|
|2016||Nick Saal||Santa Rosa Junior College||Summation Methods on Divergent Series||Dave Ohlsen|
|2015||JoeAnna McDonald||Sacramento City College||Elliptic Curves||Alex May|
|2014||None||None||No Student Speaker||None|
|2013||Gabriel McHugh||Santa Rosa Junior College||Φ-Fi_Fo_Fum||?|
|2012||Jesse Cohen||Santa Rosa Junior College||Algebra: A Student's Exploration of Space and Structure||?|
|2011||Andrew Gabriel||Santa Rosa Junior College||Cantor’s Set Theory, His Opposition, and His Spiral Into Insanity||?|
|2010||None||None||No Student Speaker||None|
|2009||Melissa Thaw||Lake Tahoe Community College||The Volume and Surface Area of the water in the Habital Zone of the Milfoil in Lake Tahoe||?|