Have you ever wondered how math could be used to decipher coded messages? Dr. Andrea Duhon, an assistant professor at Marshall University, will explain the vital connection between math and cryptography (the art of writing or solving codes). During this café, we will learn some principles of number theory in basic encryption and decoding and how principles of cryptography can be applied to life.
About our speaker
Dr. Andrea Duhon is a native of Bogota, Colombia. She is a 2005 graduate of North Carolina State University, where she obtained BS degrees in mathematics and mathematics education. While at NCSU Dr. Duhon co-founded the first organizations geared towards Latinx Students, such as Mi Familia, La Raza de Mil Colores (now Sube Ritmo) and The Rho Chapter of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc.. She co-founded the Latinx Alumni Network in 2017. She earned master’s degrees in mathematics education and philosophy from New York University and a doctorate in mathematics education from Columbia. Her passion for education and creating opportunities for need-based children has led her to contribute to programs through participation in various non-profits including the Art of Stepping Foundation, the Chris Duhon Stand Tall Foundation, and the HOME Charter School.