April 7: PhD oral exam!
June 21-23: Presenting a talk on 'Network Characterization of Mechanical Percolation' at Phase Transitions minisymposium of NetSci 17 with support from a  NetSci student travel grant
July 10-14: Presenting a lightening talk at SIAM Workshop on Network Science (NS17) with support from a SIAM student travel grant
June 19-June 30: Girls Talk Math summer camp

Samuel Heroy
4th Year PhD Student

Office: Phillips 362

I am a fifth year PhD student in applied mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). I received my Bachelor's in math at Duke University (my graduate and undergraduate institutions have a bit of a rivalry...) In between these endeavors, I taught high school math in music city (Nashville, TN) as a 2011 Teach for America corps member. Prior to all of that, I spent my youngest years in an old log cabin on a dirt road outside of Greensboro, NC.

My research is in the application of network analysis and other mathematical/statistical approaches to modeling the mechanical properties of polymer composites. Specifically, I'm most interested in how the topology and geometry of the stiffening phase influence the strength/stiffness of the material.  (...Research)

Some things of mine are on GitHub (hoping to add more following a few publications coming soon)
I am also a curriculum developer for the awesome project Girls Talk Math, a free summer camp for area high school girls looking to learn more about mathematics research topics