Research

Corporate Mathematics

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Research

Corporate Mathematics

“...shows initiative”

Meghan Harmening, Class of 2016

Hometown: Marshall, Minn.
Majors: Corporate Mathematics and Finance/Banking
Research title: “Acing the ACT: A Comparative Analysis between ACT Scores and Academic Achievement”

“When conducting research by comparing BVU graduates’ final GPAs to their ACT scores, I was able to preliminarily conclude that composite ACT scores are a significant predictor of final college GPAs rather than individual ACT scores such as reading, English, math, or science. In the end, I found several paths that could lead to further research – such as looking at data from a larger university. The fact that I've conducted my own research really shows initiative that some other students may not have.”

“...the ability to do research independently”

Zach Lorenzen, Class of 2014

Hometown: Manilla, Iowa
Majors: Corporate Mathematics and Computer Science
Research title: “Are Gamers Predictable?”

“From my project, I took away the ability to do research independently and to take the initiative. I had to collect my own sample from the population, and there was no easy way to do that. So, I posted a short survey on multiple websites, and hoped that I would get a large enough sample for the results to be meaningful. The number of people my survey reached surprised both me and my advisor.”