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UTK Undergraduate Math Conference
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Conference successfully concluded with 35 attendees

Schedule of Events

Format: Please prepare a powerpoint-type presentation,
    produce a PDF file and bring it on a flash drive or email it to me.
Location: Min Kao Bldg, Rm 404   (1520 Middle Drive, 37996),
        see: map to walk from parking to MinKao Bldg.
The Parking Garage is across White Ave from "Four Points" hotel. For best google maps directions try the hotel address: 1109 White Ave, 37916.
From parking garage, walk across the pedestrian bridge and turn left, enter MinKao. You'll be on 4th floor. Follow corridor at right to its end (turn right, right, and left, to Rm 404).
Weather forecast for Saturday: partly cloudy, low 58°F, high 80°F
9:00 - 9:35 Registration and Refreshments
coffee, juice, pastries, fruit
9:35 - 9:40 Welcome and opening remarks
9:40 - 9:50 Suzanne Lenhart, UTK and NIMBioS
NIMBioS undergraduate research activities
9:50 - 10:50 Invited Address:
Tom Wright , Wofford College
Carmichael numbers: a study in fake primes
11:00-12:00 Student Talks (#1 - #3)
11:00 - 11:15 #1. Douglas White , UT Chattanooga
Time Optimization of a Draining Tank
(Advisor: Boris Belinskiy )
11:20 - 11:35 #2. Stephen Castleberry , Matthew Pearson , Georgia College & State University
The Jam Derivative
(Advisor: Hong Yue, Ralph France )
11:40 - 11:55 #3. David Perez-Suarez , UNC Greensboro
Greenberg Unrelated Question Binary RRT Model under Inverse Sampling
(Advisor: Sat Gupta )
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch: Box lunches for all registrants
1:00 - 2:40 Student Talks (#4 - #8)
1:00 - 1:15 #4. Meg Stuart , UTK
Time-dependent shortest path algorithm for scheduling railway ballast cleaners
(Advisor: Susana Serna )
1:20 - 1:35 #5. Sieu Tran , Virginia Tech
Discrete Boundary Problems via Integro-differential Algebra
(Advisor: Daniel Orr, Markus Rosenkranz )
1:40 - 1:55 #6. Abbey Johnson, Jeff Martin , UTK
Population Dynamics with Introduced Predators
(Advisor: V. Alexiades )
2:00 - 2:15 #7. Jessica Nash , UNC Greensboro
Analysis of Steady States for Classes of Reaction-Diffusion Equations with Hump-Shaped Density Dependent Dispersal on the Boundary
(Advisor: R. Shivaji )
2:20-2:35 #8. Adrienne Kinney , Centre College
Mathematical Model of Microglia in Alzheimer’s Disease Patients
(Advisor: Ellen Swanson )
2:40 - 3:00 Refreshments
3:00 - 5:00 Student Talks (#9 - #12, and posters)
3:00 - 3:15 #9. Sydney Clapperton, Zachary Johnson, Claire Martineau, Robert Melville , Clemson U
Reconfiguration Graphs of Shortest Paths
(Advisor: Beth Novick)
3:20 - 3:35 #10. Elizabeth Schloss , Auburn U
Finding Formulas for the Number of Pieces Resulting from k (n-1)-Dimensional Linear Cuts on a Unit Ball in Euclidean n-Space
(Advisor: Michel Smith )
3:40 - 3:55 #11. Kirsten Giesbrecht , Centre College
Mathematical Model of Splenic Artery Aneurysms
(Advisor: Ellen Swanson )
4:00 - 4:15 #12. Jacob Coleman , West Virginia Wesleyan College
Distributive Embeddings of Groups into Monoids of Binary Operations
(Advisor: Scott Zinzer )
Poster Trevor Williams , West Virginia Wesleyan College
Properties of Elementary Cellular Automata
(Advisor: Scott Zinzer )
4:20 Closing Remarks

last updated: April 2017

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