The Drs. Rachel and Stephen Kent Research Endowment for Science and Mathematics and Rev. John H. Mullahy, S.J., Research Endowment for the Sciences were established to support collaborative research by faculty and students. Linda Hexter received a $1000 grant to pay for the cost of publication and presentation of her research project with Dr. Michael Kelly in algebraic topology. She studied the Nielsen theory for functions of homotopy idempotents defined on a bouquet of circles, the space obtained by joining a finite number of circles at a single point. She will make a presentation at the Regional MAA meeting at LSU-Shreveport in February, 2016.