Larry R. Mugridge Symposium on Undergraduate Mathematics Research

This symposium features talks by students about their research projects. The presentations are evaluated by faculty judges from Kutztown and other universities.

Mugridge Symposium

The symposium is named in honor of Dr. Larry Mugridge. Dr. Mugridge served as a Kutztown Mathematics professor from 1972-2011.

Mugridge Symposium

Presentation in 2019

Mugridge Symposium

Presentation in 2019

Mugridge Symposium

Presentation in 2019

Mugridge Symposium

Presentation in 2019

Mugridge Symposium

Presentation in 2019

Mugridge Symposium

Plenary presentation in 2019

Mugridge Symposium

Presentation in 2018

Mugridge Symposium

Presentation in 2018

Mugridge Symposium

Presentation in 2018

Mugridge Symposium

Presentation in 2018

Mugridge Symposium

Presentation in 2018

Mugridge Symposium

2018 Judges

Mugridge Symposium

Presentation in 2017

Mugridge Symposium

Presentation in 2017

Mugridge Symposium

Presentation in 2017

Mugridge Symposium

Presentation in 2017

Mugridge Symposium

Presentation in 2017

Mugridge Symposium

Presentation in 2016

Mugridge Symposium

Presentation in 2016

Mugridge Symposium

Presentation in 2016

Mugridge Symposium

Presentation in 2016

Mugridge Symposium

Presentation in 2016

Dr. Mugridge
Student presenting their research
Student presenting their research
Student presenting their research
Student presenting their research
Student presenting their research
Dr. Wong giving the plenary talk
Student presenting their research
Student presenting their research
Student presenting their research
Student presenting their research
Student presenting their research
Symposium Judges
Student presenting their research
Student presenting their research
Student presenting their research
Student presenting their research
Student presenting their research
Student presenting their research
Student presenting their research
Student presenting their research
Student presenting their research
Student presenting their research
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 in Lytle Hall 214

Plenary Talk at 11:00 A.M.

  • Dr. Wing Hong Tony Wong, “What Is So Special About a Comb?” 

Student Talks at 3:00 P.M.

  • Mr. Grant Fickes, “Edge-Distinguishing Chromatic Number for Four-legged Spider Graphs”
  • Ms. Vanessa Maybruck, “An Analysis of the Fontan Procedure Model”
  • Mr. Alexander Miller, “Extensions on Conway’s Wizard Problem”
  • Mr. Jacob McCann, “Well < Well < Well; So You Want to Well-order Uncountable Sets?”  
  • Mr. Gabriel Olah, “Schur Numbers and Beyond”
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in Lytle Hall 214
  • Jacob Christ, "An Introduction to Relativity"
  • Grant Fickes, "Edge-Distinguishing Chromatic Number for Spider Graphs"
  • Shannon Golden, "On the Girth of Two-dimensional Real Algebraically Defined Graphs"
  • Jacob Kramer, "It's Only Complex If You Make It: The Two Square Problem"
  • Ethan Wallace, "Random Walk Simulation of Ideal Gases"
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in Lytle Hall 214
  • Nathaniel Benjamin, "An Interesting View of Quadratic Forms"
  • Shannon Golden, "Coloring the Integers"
  • Sarah Kilgore and Mason Smith, "Can Students be Successful?"
  • Diego Manzano-Ruiz, "Vertex Coloring Game on Graphs"
  • Charles Saternos, "A Population-Based Metaheuristic Approach for Solving the Multi-Demand Multidimensional Knapsack Problem"
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in Lytle Hall 228
  • Nathaniel Benjamin, "Trichotomy, Many-Valued Logic, and Other Fuzzy Subjects"
  • Dylan Gaspar, "A Steiner Optimization of the Cable Trench Problem"
  • Richard Lichtenwalner, "An `Unreal' Infinity"
  • Danielle Sienko, "A Consideration of Scheduling Final Exams"
  • Jiao Xu, "Coinbinatorics"
Friday, April 10, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in Boehm Hall 262
  • Christopher Amici, "B3: Bayes, Bayesian Statistics, and Baseball"
  • Andrew Douventzidis, "Logarithms and Hot Peppers"
  • Hallie Langley, "The Hula Hoop: An Exploration in Mathematical Modeling"
  • Kevin Ruppert, "To Infinity and Beyond!"
  • Paul Schwartz, "Analysis of the Complexity of Making an NFL Schedule"
Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in Lytle Hall 218
  • Jesse Bailey, "On the Irrationality of the Square Root of a Prime Number"
  • Zachary Bales, "A Slice of π: A Recreation of Two Computation Techniques"
  • Odysseus Fox, "Statistical Analysis of Crater Distribution Compared to Geologic Units on Mars"
  • Stuart Galletta, "The Best Monopoly in Monopoly"
  • Jacob Levan, "Big Wheel Keep on Turning"
  • Ian Tomes, Luke Eshbach, and Stuart Galletta, "Allocation of Financial Aid"