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Qualify for the early bird WeeM rates by registering today. Book your room by September 30th and request the spectacular WeeM rate of $107.

Program Details 2017*

Title

Does My Vote Really Count? The Mathematics of Voting

Description

Controversy erupted after Donald Trump won the 2016 Presidential Election; namely, he lost the popular vote, but still won the Presidency. This caused many to call for an end to the Electoral College and to create a more fair way to elect the President. But, is using the popular vote any better than the Electoral College? Are there other methods of voting that are more fair than the Electoral College? This presentation will look at different election methods from a mathematical perspective, including the Electoral College, to determine the most “fair” way to elect someone.

Presenter’s Name

Anthony DeLegge

Presenter’s Website

http://www.ben.edu/college-of-science/people/delegge.cfm

Presenter’s Bio

Anthony DeLegge, Ph.D, is an associate professor of mathematics at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. His research interests include modeling the spread of disease through a population along with ways to slow or stop the spread and games and probability. His main goal in teaching and otherwise is to get people excited about math by showing them interesting and novel applications, and will gladly talk one’s ear off about them if allowed (!).

*Note: This program was offered last year and may or may not be offered again this year.


Deadlines

  • Registration - May 11th is the last day to qualify for the special early bird discounts. Discounts for advanced registration are available through October 12th. (Note: Full payment is required by the appropriate deadline to qualify for any discount.)
  • Lodging - The hotel is offering a spectacular WeeM rate of $107 through September 30th, subject to availability. Warning: Last year the hotel increased the rate late in June with little notice so book early! If the hotel block is full, please contact our WeeM Chair../images/email-regular.s.gif who will try to expand the block.

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