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Solving Unsolvable ProblemsMathematics and chemistry major Robby Quarles is spending his summer vacation solving problems for the National Security Agency.
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Mathematics and chemistry major Robby Quarles is spending
his summer vacation solving problems for the National Security Agency.
Robby is one of a very few selected for the Director’s Summer Program with the
National Security Agency. The program is
highly competitive and seeks to reach the nation’s most outstanding
undergraduate mathematics majors. Students are selected based on their
undergraduate research or performance in national mathematics competitions.
Robby’s interview process included a flight to Washington D.C. and lie detector
During the 12-week NSA program, students are presented
with mathematical problems to solve using state- of-the-art resources. These problems often involve applications
of abstract algebra, geometry, number theory, analysis, probability,
statistics, combinatorics, graph theory, algorithms, and computer science. Students are mentored by agency
experts, and in the end present their work with lectures and papers published
through the NSA.
Robby, of Marietta, Ga., came to Berry College because of the potential
research opportunities. During his time at Berry he has conducted research with
faculty members in both chemistry and mathematics departments. Robby has also
worked as a member of the Berry Informational Technology Students crew and as a
grader in the science department. He currently serves as a leadership fellow
with the WinShape College program helping to guide fellow students through
their first year of college.
“All of my opportunities have come about because the
professors in those areas care about my success and want me to get good
opportunities in life,” he said.
-Written by Public Relations Student Supervisor Lindsey Dyches