I am currently a senior mathematics major at Tennessee Technological University and completed this paper in spring of 2001 under Dr. Michael Allen.
This paper was completed during an independent project course that studied various
methods and uses of the Monte Carlo Simulation. The paper was presented at
Tennessee Tech's Statistics Seminar Series and published by the university as
a technical report. I will be taking a break from school for the next two
semesters to take a co-operative education position at Naval Surface Warfare
Center, Dahlgren, VA, as a statistician student trainee. I will then return
to Tennessee Tech to complete my B.S. in Mathematics with a minor in
Business. My mathematical interests include Monte Carlo simulations and environmental
statistics. I also enjoy cooking, reading books about history and watching
stock car races.