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Updated: 2/17/2021
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  • Accomplishments
  • Hi! I am Fern Hunt. I have a PhD in mathematics from New York University. I also worked at the NIH in the mathematical biology laboratory. I even won the Arthur S. Flemming Award!
  • Connections to me
  • I can predict the spread of a virus or other probabilities with mathematical biology. Currently, the NIH is using calculations regarding the spread of the Corona virus."
  • Legacy
  • I am a mentor and leading proponent of careers in mathematics for students at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels, especially for women and minorities.
  • Fern won the Arthur S. Flemming Award for her contributions in mathematical biology, computational geometry, nonlinear dynamics while working in Federal services. She worked in the National Institute of Health for one year in the mathematical biology laboratory.
  • I can relate to how Fern felt. She explains "I never really liked being a student, when you come right down to it,". "I never liked exams, or writing down just the answer you need to get a good grade. But I've always enjoyed learning and discussing ideas with people.". Dr. Hunt now challenges students to find their own path and not to follow along with what everyone else is doing. My family says I should be myself and be different.
  • Fern Hunt
  • She serves on the Board of Trustees for Bryn Mawr College and the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee, for the Department of Energy." Mathematics can be appreciated for its "beauty of internal structure," she notes, as well as for its important applications. "On the one hand, it has internal coherence, but on the other, it has important connections to the world of nature."