Amanda Mayhall is a senior at Louisiana State University pursuing a degree in Applied Mathematics and a minor in Entrepreneurship. Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, Amanda came to LSU to experience the unique Louisiana culture, participate in the Honors College, and find opportunities to get involved with research. She is an Honors College Advocate, a member of AIAA, an S-STEM Scholar, and an Event Coordinator for CHAARG.
In 2015, Amanda was awarded the Supervised Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) grant to work under the direction of Dr. Oliver Dasbach. Amanda participated in an REU at NC State during the summer of 2015. Her project was titled "First-Order Methods for Linear Programming" and she presented her work at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Seattle in January. Amanda has been working on her Honors Thesis with Dr. Dasbach exploring Mahler measure and its application in various problems in Topology and Number Theory, as well as perfect matchings. She will graduate with College Honors in May 2016. In her free time, she enjoys practicing AcroYoga, running and watching Gilmore Girls.