Department Colloquia

Colloquia are held on Fridays at 3 pm in 103A Walker Hall. Special times and rooms are announced when needed.

If you are interested in presenting, contact the Colloquium Coordinators, Dr. Travis Weiland (WeilandTJ) or Dr. Quinn Morris (MorrisQA)

Fall 2018 Colloquia (3 PM in 103A Walker unless otherwise noted):

  • August 24: Faculty Briefs on Potential Projects
  • August 31: Anthony Fernandes, UNC-Charlotte
  • September 7: Anass Bayaga, University of Zululand
  • September 14: Thomas Cameron, Davidson College CANCELLED due to hurricane Florence 
  • September 21: Premkumar Pugalenthi, UNC-Charlotte, Using Engineering Contexts to Teach Mathematics
  • September 26 (Wednesday at 3 PM in 103A Walker): Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University
  • October 5: Sherry Nikbakht, ASU Math Walk
  • October 19: Robert Erhardt, Wake Forest University
  • October 26: Alun Lloyd, NC State University
  • November 2: Abbey Bourdon, Wake Forest University
  • November 9: Ben Orlin

Spring 2018 Colloquia (3 PM in 103A Walker unless otherwise noted):

  • January 19: Holly Hirst, Social Networks and Graph Theory
  • January 26: Sarah Greenwald, Geometry of the Earth and Universe
  • February 2: Faculty Interview - candidate research talk
  • February 9: Faculty Interview - candidate research talk
  • February 16: Faculty Interview - candidate research talk
  • March 16: Vicky Klima, An Algebraist Listens to Music
  • Cancelled due to impending weather....March 23: Sloan Despeaux, visiting from Western Carolina University
  • April 6: Katie Mawhinney, TBA
  • April 13: Jill Thomley, TBA
  • April 20: Directed Research Presentation: Stephen Graham
  • April 27: Directed Research Presentation: Coleman Ross
  • May 4: Directed Research Presentations: Averia Padgett; Cescily Metzgar

Fall 2017 Colloquia

  • August 25: Research Opportunities for Students: Jeff Hirst, Joel Sanqui, Travis Weiland, and Jason Osborne
  • September 8: Bill Cook: OCSA Report
  • September 22: Jake Pardo, "Gambling against some odds"
  • October 6: Visiting Speaker James Cook, Liberty University
  • October 27: Visiting Speaker Anant Godbole, East Tennessee State University
  • November 10: Visiting Speaker Gene Fiorini, Muhlenberg College, "CrIME: Criminal Investigation through Mathematical Examination"
  • December 1: Visiting Speaker John Glasser, Centers for Disease Control

Fall 2016 Colloquia

  • August 26: Research Ideas: Eric Marland, Jeff Hirst, Bill Bauldry.
  • September 9: Bill Bauldry - OCSA Report: Some Projects can Crash and Burn
  • September 16: Troy Schaudt - Wolfram Technologies in Education and Research
  • September 23: Visiting Speaker Tomas McIntee, Virginia Tech - Condorcet's Unasked Question
  • September 30: Bethany Turner - Leibniz Algebras
  • October 7: Jeff Hirst - Counting uses of Ramsey's theorem
  • November 4: Visiting Speaker David Royster - Unversity of Kentucky (Grad Program)

Spring 2016 Colloquia

  • January 26: Visiting Speaker Daniel Yorgov, CU Denver
  • January 29: Visiting Speaker Brooke Alhanti, Emory University
  • February 5: Greg Rhoads - Minimal Surfaces in R^3
  • February 12: Visiting Speaker Tim Chartier - Bracketology & March Madness
  • February 19: Jason Osborne - Curve and Surface Curvature
  • February 26: Jason Osborne and Eric Marland - Going Paperless & Vicky Klima - Encouraging Careful Questioning
  • March 16: Visiting Speaker Matt Swinand - ALEKS Placement/Study System
  • March 24: Visiting Speaker Carl Mummert, Marshall University - Incompleteness Theorems
  • April 1: Visiting Speaker Celes Woodruff, JMU - Two Mathematical Problems Arising in Geosciences
  • April 8: Visiting Speaker Matthew Lasater - The Brief History of Bank Stress Testing
  • April 15:
    • Matthew Cavallo - Survey of Cohomology
    • Amanda Copeland - Nontraditional Calculus
  • April 29:
    • Lee Fisher - Senior Honors Thesis
    • Michael Rudziewicz - Directed Research
  • May 4: Josh Carr - Senior Honors Thesis

Fall 2015 Colloquia

  • August 28: Research Ideas: Bill Bauldry, Sarah Greenwald, and Joel Sanqui
  • September 11: Research Ideas: Todd Abel, Eric Marland, and Bill Cook
  • September 25: Mike Perry - ASU Department of Mathematical Sciences 1960-80: Years of Transformation
  • October 23: Jeremy Brazas - Fundamental groups in topological algebra
  • October 30: Mini-dept meeting & Vicky Klima - A Spacey OCSA
  • November 6: Jeff Scroggs - NCSU Financial Math Program
  • December 4:
    • Laurel Bates - Senior Thesis Defense
    • Sarah McGinnis & Katie Severin - Directed Research Projects

Spring 2015 Colloquia

  • February 6: Bill Bauldry -- Changes in Maple
  • February 13: Eric Marland -- Adaptation and Mitigation in a Changing World: The Role of Uncertainty
  • February 27: Katrina Palmer -- Dealing with Large Ill-Posed Problems
  • March 27: (A) Luke Tunstall - Promoting Numeracy in an Online College Algebra Course through Projects and Discussions (B) Noah Hughes - Reverse mathematics and marriage problems: a few new results
  • April 10: Alan Arnholt -- Using RMarkdown (in Walker 303) then @ 4pm Amanda Whitt - Computational History of Pi (in Walker 103A)
  • April 17: (A) Ralph Chikhany -- An Introduction to Functional Analysis (B) Alex Vannoy -- The Effects of Population Density on the Spread of Disease (C) Michael Kelley -- Optimal cycle length for a managed forest (D) Susanna Hogue -- Uncertainty in Gridded CO2 Estimates
  • May 1: (A) Jacob (Tyrel) Winebarger -- Poset Diagrams for theta-Twisted Involutions of Weyl Groups (B) Kenneth Jones -- Fuzzy AHP: Using Chang's Extent Analysis to Examine Several Fuzzified Comparison Scales (C) Amanda Yoder -- Flipping the Statistics Classroom (D) Molly Blackman -- Student Errors in Dynamic Mathematical Environments (E) Tessa McMullen -- Learning thought Dynamic Mathematics Environments: Investigating Cognitive Processes in Problem-Solving

Fall 2014 Colloquia

  • September 12: Research Interests -- Joel Sanqui, Rene Salinas, Bill Bauldry
  • September 19: Research Interests -- Mark Ginn, Sarah Greenwald, Katie Mawhinney
  • September 26: Holly Hirst - Overview of the SageMath Computing Environment (we will meet in WA 303)
  • October 3: Jason Osborne - The Mass-Spring-Damper System on the Sphere
  • October 10: Herbert Khuzwayo (University of Zululand in South Africa) A Case for the History of Mathematics Education as a Field of Study: A Focus on South Africa
  • November 7: Trina Palmer - Mapworks
  • November 14:
    • Margaret Rahmoeller (NCSU) - Demazure Crystals for U_q(A^{(1)})
    • Abby Bishop - Posets of H_2, H_3, and H_4
  • November 21: Joyce Dickerman (Wiley) - The Acceleration of Data-Driven Learning and Assessments – examples from WileyPLUS

Spring 2014 Colloquia

  • January 24: Sarah Greenwald: What I learned (and published) on my OCSA
  • January 31: Vicky Klima: Introduction to Crystal Basis Theory
  • February 7: Rene Salinas: OCSA Report
  • February 28: Jan Rychtar & Sat Gupta: Computational Mathematics at UNCG
  • March 21: Alan Arnholt: Using Version Control (GIT)
  • March 28: Noah Hughes: Introduction to Reverse Math
  • April 4: Tyrel Winebarger and Ethan Smith
  • April 18: Thomas Cook and Kent Vashaw
  • April 25: Alison McClay, Dawn Woodard, and Meredith Branham

Fall 2013 Colloquia

  • September 13: Tracie Salinas OCSA report
  • September 27: John Webb (Wake Forest): A (very brief) History of Partitions
  • October 4: Research Interests: Mike Bosse, Vicky Klima, Eric Marland, & Joel Sanqui
  • October 11: Jeff Hirst
  • November 15: Faith Miller: On the Crossing Number of the K_{3,3,3} Tripartite Graph
  • November 22: Matt Mastin: Knots, Glueballs, and Symmetry