Topeka, Kan. – Washburn University student Katelynn Robinson was one of three students recognized at honorary society Kappa Mu Epsilon’s national student research competition at their national conference April 6-8. Robinson, an actuarial science major, was one of ten students selected to give an oral presentation of her submitted research. The judges recognize the top three presentations as the top papers submitted.
Robinson, a Hutchinson native, studied various models and forecasting methods to see which model was the best at predicting monthly house sales, which model most accurately handed the 2008 housing market crash, and which model appeared the most accurate regarding the future of the housing market. Robinson gave a 20 minute presentation with graphs and charts of her research findings, which showed that time series graphs alone were not accurate at predicting the 2008 market crash.
Kappa Mu Epsilon, a national mathematics honor society, was founded in 1931 to promote interest of mathematics among undergraduate students. Currently, Kappa Mu Epsilon has more 80,000 members in approximately 150 chapters around the country.