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March 2007

Release Date: March 21, 2007

ASU Specialist Named to Texas Academy of Science Board

Elsie Campbell, professional specialist in mathematics at Angelo State University, has been appointed to serve as vice-chair of the Mathematics Section of the Texas Academy of Science (TAS) for the 2007-08 school year and will move up to section chair for 2008-09.

Campbell was named to her new post during the TAS annual meeting earlier this month at Baylor University. As vice-chair, she will review abstracts from senior TAS members and students for the Mathematics Section and will be program chair for the 2008 meeting. As chair in 2009, she will conduct the Mathematics portion of the program and present the speakers.

The purpose of TAS is to promote scientific research among Texas colleges and universities, to promote undergraduate research and to enhance the professional development of its members. Each year the annual meeting is highlighted by presentations from faculty and students in many of the major areas of science, mathematics and computer science. This year, Campbell made a joint presentation “Analytic Approach to Polygonal Area” with Dr. Dionne Bailey, assistant professor of mathematics at ASU.

Campbell holds a specialist in arts degree from Western Michigan University and has taught at ASU since 1999. Her classes include pre-calculus, trigonometry, analytic geometry, college algebra, business math and developmental math. Within the Math Department she conducts the “Problem of the Month” competition to promote student problem-solving research and techniques. She previously worked as an engineer for General Telephone and also taught in the Wall Independent School District and at Howard College in San Angelo prior to coming to ASU.