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Larry Mugridge Symposium on Undergraduate Mathematics Research

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Larry R. Mugridge

The Fifth Annual Larry R. Mugridge Symposium on Undergraduate Mathematics Research

Call For Papers

Undergraduate student presentations:  Fifteen-minute oral presentations by undergraduate students in pure or applied mathematics, statistics, mathematics education, and related areas such as computer science, physics, biostatistics, engineering, and economics.

All presentations should have a strong and essential mathematical component. Students from all departments are welcome and encouraged to participate.

For each presentation, an abstract not exceeding 300 words should be submitted by March 27, 2018.  Include your name, department, classification (e.g., junior), and your project advisor's name and email address (not a part of the 300 word maximum).

Please email the abstract as an attached LaTeX file or MS Word document. There are no fees to participate in the Symposium.

Deadlines
Submission of abstract: March 27, 2018
Notification of acceptance of abstract: March 30, 2018
Symposium: Thursday afternoon, April 12, 2018

Symposium Coordinators:
Dr. M. P. M. M. McLoughlin
Dr. P. Y. C. Lee

Submit Abstracts to
Dr. McLoughlin

Department of Mathematics, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA 19530


Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in Lytle Hall 214

2018 Mugridge Symposium Speakers

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

Undergraduate research presenters

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

Scenes from the 2016 Mugridge Symposium

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"