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 giving a presentation, contact the Colloquium Director, Dr Rene Salinas, at salinasra@appstate.edu

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: Katie Mawhinney, TBA
  • February 9: Vicky Klima, An Algebraist Listens to Music
  • February 16: Trina Palmer, TBA

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 Resear
  • 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 - Senoir 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 - Senoir 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

CONTACT

Mathematical Sciences
342 Walker Hall
121 Bodenheimer Dr
Boone, NC 28608
828-262-3050
828-265-8617 fax

Department Chairperson
Dr. Eric Marland
marlandes@appstate.edu

Assistant Chairperson
Dr. Rick Klima
klimare@appstate.edu

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