OBU senior J. Michael Chadwick, from Parker, Colo., will present his senior thesis Thursday, April 18, at 4 p.m. in the AV Auditorium in the lower level of the Mabee Learning Center on the OBU campus. The public is invited to attend.
Chadwick is a computer science major with an interdisciplinary emphasis in mathematics. He is the son of William and Jenelle Chadwick.
His paper is titled "Game Theoretic Analysis of the Structure of Popular Games with Design Considerations for a Smartphone Application," and his presentation is titled, "A Discussion of Game Theory, Random Numbers, and Smartphone Games."
"The inspiration for this project was my lifelong love of games of all kinds," said Chadwick.
During his time on Bison Hill, Chadwick has served as a tutor through OBU's Student Success Center. Following graduation, he plans to work full time as a software developer for Air Traffic Simulation, Inc.
Presentations by students in OBU's Honors Program last approximately one hour. Individually, the projects reflect extensive and intense study and attention, said Dr. Karen Youmans, professor of English who directs the program. Collectively, the projects represent an important commitment of the OBU community to careful study and good writing, she said.
The Honors Program builds on the foundation of OBU's basic liberal arts curriculum. Courses taken in common by Honors Program students are spread out across the years at OBU. In addition to these courses, all Honors Program graduates complete at least two of three "capstone" activities including study abroad, a service practicum and a senior thesis.
For more information about the OBU Honors Program, visit the OBU Honors Web page.