From Bakersfield to Monterey: The Math Club's Journey to Success

BC math club members who participated the conference in Monterey

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

The Math Club at Bakersfield College excelled at the recent CMC3 Fall Conference held at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel in Monterey, CA. Dominating the event, the team secured 1st and 2nd place with their research projects, namely "NLP Essay Grader" (NLP referring to Natural Language Processor) and "Covid-19 Research." The conference showcased innovative projects from four research groups within the Math Club, including studies on "Flying Spiders Biomimicry" and "Foundational Math."

The Math Club's journey began on December 8 and concluded on December 10. Following the conference, some students even elected to explore all that the Monterey area has to offer, with some visiting the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium and others taking in the historic Cannery Row.

Reflecting on their success, the Math Club acknowledges the importance of overcoming challenges. The 1st and 2nd place achievements underscore the club's dedication, teamwork, and enthusiasm for mathematics. Research played a significant role in their academic journey, highlighting the club's commitment to expanding knowledge and contributing to the field. This success, achieved despite potential adversities, attests to the resilience and determination of the Math Club. Special thanks are extended to Dr. Jonathan Brown Ph.D. and Professor Meerdink for their unwavering support and guidance, pivotal to the Math Club's success. The triumph at the CMC3 Fall Conference serves as inspiration, showcasing how challenges can be transformed into opportunities for achievement.

three BC math club members who participated in the conference
speaker at conference addressing attendees