Owen Ekblad joined Inveniam in February 2022 as a Research Assistant. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in mathematics at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, where he was named mathematics honors scholar, an award granted to the top senior graduating with a degree in mathematics. He is now pursuing a PhD in mathematics at Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing, Michigan. His mathematical interests include applications of algebra and number theory to real-world phenomena: For example, cryptography.
Outside of his studies at MSU, he serves as Vice President of the Graduate Student Chapter of the American Mathematical Association at MSU, co-organizes the weekly student algebra seminar, and is a graduate teaching assistant deeply involved with the reinvention and redevelopment of the course MTH 102, one the largest college math courses in the country.