Senior Seminar Spring 2020

Congratulations to our seven math majors who presented the results of their four semesters of math research at our Spring 2020 Mathematics Senior Seminar on February 28:

  • Adam Lamoureux – “Balancing the Coin Toss Advantage in the NFL”
  • Antonio Tapia – “Discrete Bidding in the Game of Connect $n$”
  • Karlee Bradley – “Permutation Pattern Containment”
  • Nathaniel Leech – “Planning a Shared Meal: Adding a Pinch of Thyme”
  • Rafael Montes – “The Valley Of Functions”
  • Samuel Johnson – “Dynamics of Paper Folding”
  • Sydney Mack – “Bounded Chomp”

Congrats again — we’re so proud and excited for all the wonderful things you all will do!

Link to an album of pictures

TUMC 2019

This year TUMC was located at UT-Tyler in Tyler on October 25 and 26 Dr. Mitch chaperoned 9 students, 6 of whom gave talks. The talks were:

  • Nathaniel Leech – Planning a Shared Meal: Adding a Pinch of Thyme
  • Rafael Montes – Wonders of the Cos Graph
  • Luisa Asencio – Graph Splines and the Universal Difference Property
  • Sam Johnson – Paper Fold Dynamics
  • Adam Lamoureux – Balancing the Coin Toss Advantage in the NFL
  • Adrian Silva Jr. – Comets in the set Universe

An album of our students giving talks

Lucian Poster Session 2019

This year we had 6 students present at the Lucian Poster Session. To view a photo album, click here

Luisa Asencia – Graph Splines and the Universal Difference Property

Karlee Bradley – Mapping Accumulated Heat and Plant Phenology Data

Stella Cunningham – Comparing Particulate Matter Averages Between Road and Creek Transects Along Waller Creek

Sam Johnson – Paper Fold Dynamics

Adrian Silva – Comets in the SET Universe

Antonio Tapia – Discrete Bidding in the Game Connect n

 

Math Major Presents Poster at Joint Mathematics Meeting

Bianca Salinas presented her poster “Foldings on Generalized Bonding Graphs” in Baltimore, MD on January 18, 2019. Bianca conducted her research with Dr. Mitch Phillipson. She was fully funded by the McNair Program.

The JMM was also attended by Dr. Carol Gee, Dr. Casey Sherman, Dr. Edward Early, Dr. Michael Saclolo, and Dr. Mitch Phillipson.

TUMC 2018

This year TUMC was located at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches on November 2 and 3. Dr. Mitch and Dr. Phillipson chaperoned 9 students, 7 of whom gave talks. The talks were:

  • Omar Dominguez – Detecting Racial Gerrymandering Using Convex Hulls
  • Jacob Belmares – Analyzing Permanents Using Hadamard Products
  • Grace Akomezogho – Using the CART Method to Predict Surface Level Ozone Concentrations
  • Skyler Young – Non-Transitive Dice: A Predictable Game
  • Adrian Silva – Planets in the SET Universe
  • Bianca Salinas – Foldings on Generalize Bonding Graphs
  • Ayesha Gonzales – Connecting Antarctica to the World

An album of our students giving talks

TUMC 2017

This year the Texas Undergraduate Math Conference was held at Incarnate Word in San Antonio on October 21, 2017. Dr. Mitch and Dr. Phillipson chaperoned 12 students. We had 5 students give 4 separate talks. The talks were:

  • Bianca Salinas and Stephanie Thrash – A Combinatorial Approach to RNA-Inspired Foldings
  • Maria Mota – Solving 2-by-2 Scramble Squares Puzzles with Repetitions
  • Amira Mahler – American Roulette: How Long and Boldly Can You Play
  • Sarah Goldrup – A New Lower Bound on Unstable Neural Codes

An album of our students giving talks

Lucian Symposium 2017

Seven math major students presented 5 posters at this year’s Lucian symposium.

  • Adrian Silva and Juliette Garcia – Troposheric Ozone Pollution Project Workshop in El Paso
  • Amira Mahler – American Roulette: How Boldly Can You Play?
  • Maria Mota – Solving 2×2 Scramble Squares Puzzles with Repetitions
  • Antoine Chamoun-Farah – Optimization of Lignin Depolymerization for R. opacus Bioconversion
  • B Salinas and Stephanie Thrash – A Combinatorial Approach to RNA-Inspired Folds

Here is a link to several photos of our students:

Photo Album