I am Cameron Butler, an undergrad here at USC. I worked along-side with Dr. Wei-Kai Lai to create: Proofs of a Trigonometric Inequality, a math article written to show proof of the inequality (See article for proof)
My motivation for this proof came from numerous reasons, beginning with my personal desire for solving difficult tasks. I also crave the chance to use my problem solving skills, especially when it requires abstract thinking. When the opportunity to work with Dr. Lai arises during a SC STEPs to STEM Summer Internship Program over the summer of 2013, I quickly accepted.
Since working on this project, I have been enlightened to the importance of teamwork and research. It also encouraged me to pursue a career that uses math and problem solving skills.
Before participating in this proof, I started my first year of college at USC Salkehatchie Walterboro campus,which was conveniently located in my hometown. There, I received the Dean’s Honors List for the 2012-2013 academic year, and met Dr. Wei-Kai Lai. I now study as a sophomore at USC Columbia. I major in Civil Engineering and wish on working toward a Master degree in the field. Though, in light of opening my own engineering firm, I want to expand my education into business and receive a MBA as well.
I would like to thank Dr. Wei-Kai Lai. He has been an inspiring, genuine, and caring mentor. Not enough words could express the value I have found in his ability to share his own knowledge and wisdom. It has truly been a pleasure to work on such an intriguing proof with the help and support of such a magnificent mind.
I am Cameron Butler, an undergrad here at USC. I worked along-side with Dr. Wei-Kai Lai to create: Proofs of a Trigonometric Inequality, a math article written to show proof of the inequality (See art...