Speelman is a charter member of Pi Mu Epsilon, a math honor society, and he is a founding member of the Euler (pronounced ‘Oiler’) Math Club. As a member and officer of the club, Speelman has been responsible for digitizing the design of and ordering club organizational wear; organizing the first and second annual Euchre tournament on campus; and participating in the Math Survivor Competition, which includes a series of math-related challenges that take place during the academic year.
In addition to his involvement in student organizations, Speelman had the opportunity to present his academic work to members of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) at their spring meeting, held at Marietta College in Ohio.
While in an abstract algebra class taught by Pamela Warton, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics, Speelman and other students investigated the symmetries of a cube to show that the symmetries form a mathematical group.
"Jeraco really delved into the problem and did an outstanding job on the project,” said Warton.
She asked Speelman and another student to do some additional work on the project and present the results to the MAA group. Their work was presented to math faculty and graduate students from across the region.
After graduation, Speelman will move with his wife of less than one year to Virginia, where he has secured a job working as an operations research analyst for BAE Systems, a company that contracts work for the Marine Corps.