I am currently a senior at Saint Michaelís College. I am from Pittsfield, Massachusetts. I love to ski, play softball, and play the drums. I also love mathematics. This is why when I heard about the opportunity to work at Saint Michaelís for the summer conducting mathematical research I quickly told my professor of my interest. She gave me a job and I soon started to investigate the Potts model full time. My two main goals were to develop an understanding of the mathematics involved in the Potts model and to explore as many applications of the model as I could find. My professor eventually wanted me to write a paper on the model that could be understood and appreciated by undergraduate mathematics majors.
Joanna A. Ellis-Monaghan, Department of Mathematics, St. Michael's College, VT
Greta M. Pangborn, Department of Mathematics, St. Michael's College, VT