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 Bill Cook, at cookwj@appstate.edu.

Fall 2017 Colloquia (3 PM in 103A Walker unless otherwise noted):

  • August 25: Research Opportunities for Students: Math Sciences Faculty Jeff Hirst, Joel Sanqui, Travis Weiland, and Jason Osborne
  • September 8: Math Sciences Faculty Bill Cook: OCSA Report
  • September 22: Math Sciences Faculty 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" (hosted jointly with the S-STEM program -- Location TBA)
  • December 1: Visiting Speaker John Glasser, Centers for Disease Control

 

Fall 2016 Colloquia:

  • August 19: Mini-department Meeting
  • August 26: Research Blurbs - Eric, Jeff, and Bill B.
  • September 2: [Labor day weekend]
  • September 9: Bill Bauldry - OCSA Report: Some Projects can Crash and Burn
  • September 16: Troy Schaudt - Wolfram Technologies in Education and Research
Follow up links from Schaudt's presentation...
1.    Download link for talk notebook:    https://download.wolfram.com/?key=S4B8U2
2.    Access to Mathematica on campus:    http://support.appstate.edu/software/mathematica-wolfram
3.    Hands On Start Screencast series:    http://www.wolfram.com/broadcast/screencasts/handsonstart/ 
4.    Demonstrations website:    http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/
  • September 23: Tomas McIntee (Virginia Tech) - Condorcet's Unasked Question
  • September 30: Bethany Turner - Leibniz Algebras
  • October 7: Jeff Hirst - Counting uses of Ramsey’s theorem
  • October 14: [Fall Break]
  • October 21: Dept. Meeting / Rick Klima
  • October 28:
  • November 4: David Royster - Unversity of Kentucky (Grad Program)
  • November 11:
  • November 18:
  • November 25: [Thanksgiving Break]
 

Spring 2016 Colloquia:

  • January 15: Departmental Meeting
  • January 22: [CANCELED] William Cipolli from the University of South Carolina [Interview Talk]
  • January 26 (Tuesday @ 3:30pm): Daniel Yorgov from CU Denver [Interview Talk]
  • January 29: Brooke Alhanti from Emory University [Interview Talk] 
  • February 5: Greg Rhoads - Minimal Surfaces in R^3
  • February 12: 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 4: [Just before break]
  • March 11: Spring Break
  • March 16 (Wednesday @ 4pm): Matt Swinand - ALEKS Placement/Study System
  • March 18: [CANCELED] Troy Schaudt - Mathematica
  • March 24 (Thursday @ 3:30pm): Carl Mummert from Marshall University - Incompleteness Theorems
  • March 25: Good Friday
  • April 1: Celes Woodruff - Two Mathematical Problems Arising in Geosciences
  • April 8: Matthew Lasater - The Brief History of Bank Stress Testing
  • April 15: Matthew Cavallo - Survey of Cohomology & Amanda Copeland - Nontraditional Calculus (Directed Research)
  • April 22: Department meeting
  • April 29: Lee Fisher - Senior Honors Thesis & Michael Rudziewicz - Directed Research
  • May 4 (Wednesday @ 3pm): Josh Carr - Senoir Honors Thesis

 

Fall 2015 Colloquia:

  • August 28: Research Ideas: Bill Bauldry, Sarah Greenwald, and Joel Sanqui
  • September 4: [Labor Day Weekend]
  • September 11: Research Ideas: Todd Abel, Eric Marland, and Bill Cook
  • September 18: None.
  • September 25: Mike Perry - ASU Department of Mathematical Sciences 1960-80: Years of Transformation
  • October 2: Celes Woodruff [Canceled due to weather - flooding]
  • October 9: Departmental Meeting
  • October 16: [Fall Break]
  • 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
  • November 13: None.
  • November 20: P&T Committee Meeting
  • November 27: [Thanksgiving Break]
  • December 4: [Reading Day] Laurel Bates - Senoir Thesis Defense, Sarah McGinnis & Katie Severin - Directed Research Projects

 

Spring 2015 Colloquia:

  • January 16: Departmental Meeting
  • January 23: Math Ed. Job Talk 
  • January 27: Math Ed. Job Talk
  • January 30: Math Ed. Job Talk
  • February 6: Bill Bauldry -- Changes in Maple [Demo Sheet (.mw) right click, choose "save as"]
  • February 13: Eric Marland -- Adaptation and Mitigation in a Changing World: The Role of Uncertainty (OCSA Report)
  • February 20: Snow day!
  • February 27: Katrina Palmer -- Dealing with Large Ill-Posed Problems
  • March 6: [Friday before Spring Break]
  • March 13: Spring Break -- "The Holidays"
  • March 20: [Nothing Scheduled]
  • 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 3: [Good Friday]
  • 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 
  • April 24: Departmental Meeting  
  • 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 5: Departmental Meeting
  • 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
  • October 17: [Fall Break]
  • October 24: Promotion & Tenure Committee Meeting
  • October 31: [NCCTM Meeting - no colloquium]
  • November 7: Trina Palmer - Mapworks
  • November 14: Margaret Rahmoeller (NCSU) - Demazure Crystals for U_q(A^{(1)}) and 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
  • November 28: Thanksgiving Break
  • Decemeber 5: Last Day of Classes

 

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 14: Jan Rychtar & Sat Gupta: Computational Mathematics at UNCG [Rescheduled due to weather]
  • February 21: Departmental Meeting
  • February 28: Jan Rychtar & Sat Gupta: Computational Mathematics at UNCG
  • March 7: [No Colloquium - Spring Break]
  • March 14: Spring Break
  • March 21: Alan Arnholt: Using Version Control (GIT)
  • March 28: Noah Hughes: Introduction to Reverse Math
  • April 4: Tyrel Winebarger and Ethan Smith 
  • April 11: Departmental Meeting
  • April 18: Thomas Cook and Kent Vashaw
  • April 25: Alison McClay, Dawn Woodard, and Meredith Branham
  • May 2: Last day of class

 

Fall 2013 Colloquia:

  • September 6: Meeting with the dean
  • September 13: Tracie Salinas OCSA report
  • September 20: Departmental meeting with Jeni Wyatt
  • 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 TBA
  • October 18: Fall Break
  • October 25: 
  • November 1: [NCCTM]
  • November 8: Promotion & Tenure meeting
  • November 15: Faith Miller: On the Crossing Number of the K_{3,3,3} Tripartite Graph 
  • November 22: Matt Mastin: Knots, Glueballs, and Symmetry
  • November 29: Thanksgiving Break

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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