Wilson College senior Brinita Ricks, who is majoring in mathematics, presented research at the third annual Mid-Atlantic Applied Mathematics Student Conference held April 6 and 7 at Shippensburg University. The conference is associated with the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).
Brinita’s presentation, “A Comparative Analysis of the Efficiency of Multi-trials of the Warner and Simmons Randomized Response Techniques,” examined the efficiency of techniques used when attempting to solicit responses to sensitive questions.
Students from all over the United States are invited to present their research at the conference, but Brinita was selected as one of only a few guest speakers invited to come to the conference a day early for enhanced research and networking opportunities, according to her adviser, Prof. Karen Adams.
Brinita, who is enrolled in Wilson’s Women with Children Program, is a former recipient of Scholarship to Enhance Mathematical Learning and Research (SEMLAR) scholarships and Wilson’s Cuomo Mathematics Award.