Honors Fellowships

Tim Becker

Name: Timothy Becker
Title of Project:
A Model for Blue Crab Population in the Chesapeake Bay
Advisor: Junping Shi
Honors Department: Mathematics

I am modeling the population of the blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay by using differential equations. We hope that our model will be useful to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in their efforts to study and learn more about the blue crabs. The Honors Fellowship is important because it will allow me to focus and work full-time this summer on my research. As such, I will be able to get a lot of work done going into my senior year and prepare myself to write my honors thesis.

Hometown: Blacksburg, VA
Major: Mathematics
Future Plans: After college, I am planning on going to graduate school in mathematics. I am not sure what my long-term future will be, but I can see myself teaching mathematics in the future.
Campus Activities: I am a member of Pi Mu Epsilon, the Math Honors Society
Hobbies: I have always played soccer and love watching soccer. Also, I love reading mystery books.
Fun Fact: I have an identical twin brother who is also doing research in biomathematics at William and Mary. I played on the varsity soccer team at William & Mary for my freshman and sophomore year.

Follow Tim’s research on the W&M Honors Fellowships blog!