# Professor Karin Leiderman Leads Students to Success at NCUWM

Professor Karin Leiderman recently led a group of five UNC undergraduates to the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics (NCUWM). The students who accompanied her were Emily Huang, Sophie Liu, Chloe Shen, Alexandra Whiteside, and Madeline Vinal.

During the conference, three of these talented students had the opportunity to showcase their research:

- Emily Huang presented on “Fast Haar Transformation in Dependency Tests.”

- Alexandra Whiteside delved into a “Mathematical Model of the Intrinsic Pathway of Blood Coagulation.”

- Madeline Vinal explored a “Hitting Probability Metric for the Analysis of Gene Expression Data on Directed Graphs.”

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln hosts the NCUWM annually and is supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency. This event aims to provide undergraduates with role models, insider knowledge, opportunities to present research, and a supportive community focused on issues related to women in mathematics.

Congratulations to all participants, and a special thank you to Professor Karin Leiderman for her leadership in making this endeavor a success!