Events

Mathematics Department Events 2017-2018

Saturday, September 16, 10 a.m. ~ 11:30 a.m.
B12 Digital Auditorium and Training Lab 130, Hurley Convergence Center
UMW Family Weekend Event “Chocolate Chomp Challenge
Chocolate Chomp Game: http://www.math.ucla.edu/~tom/Games/chomp.html
2048 Game: http://2048game.com/
Mastermind Game: http://www.web-games-online.com/mastermind/
For more information, please contact Dr. Sumner.

Wednesday, October 25, 4 p.m. ~ 5:30 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Career Night Event
For more information, please contact Dr. Helmstutler.

Wednesday, November 8, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Norma Ortiz-Robinson from VCU
Optimization and Calculus of Variations

Wednesday, December 6, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Jeb Collins from UMW
Using Polynomial to Build Robots (And do other cool things)

Mathematics Department Events 2016-2017

Thursday, April 20, 5 p.m.
B36 Trinkle Hall
Honors Defenses
Come early for refreshments!

Wednesday, April 5, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Benjamin Wilson from Stevenson University
A Mathematical Analysis of Constructed Languages

Wednesday, February 8, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Combinatorial Games, Normal and Misère
by Saul Blanco from Indiana University
“Dr. Blanco is a candidate for an open position in the department”

Monday, February 6, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
The Finite Simple Groups and My Research
by Matt Welz from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
“Dr. Welz is a candidate for an open position in the department”

Friday, February 3, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Adjoint-Based a Posteriori Error Estimation
by Jeb Collins from West Texas A&M University
“Dr. Collins is a candidate for an open position in the department”

Monday, January 30, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Theory and Applications of Numerical Algebraic Geometry
by Dani Brake from the University of Notre Dame
“Dr. Brake is a candidate for an open position in the department”

Wednesday, November 16, 4 p.m.
204  Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Dr. MoonJung Cho from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics
Counting Reasonably: Survey Statistician in Real World

Wednesday, November 9, 4 p.m. ~ 5:30 p.m.
B52 Trinkle Hall
Career/Alum Night Event
For more information, please contact Dr. Denhere.

Saturday, September 17, 10 a.m. ~ 11:30 a.m.
B12 Digital Auditorium, Hurley Convergence Center
UMW Family Weekend Event “Chocolate Chomp Challenge
Chocolate Chomp Game: http://www.math.ucla.edu/~tom/Games/chomp.html
Chaos Game: http://math.bu.edu/DYSYS/applets/chaos-game.html
2048 Game: http://2048game.com/
For more information, please contact Dr. Sumner.

 

Mathematics Department Events 2015-2016

Saturday, April 30
The Annual High School Calculus Tournament
For more information, please contact to Professors Lehman and Magee

Monday, April 18, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Minah Oh from James Madison University
Finite Element Methods and its Applications

Wednesday, April 13, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Honors thesis defenses

Wednesday, April 6, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Alumni and Career Panel
“How to prepare for the job market?”

Wednesday, February 17, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Alan Liddell ’12 from the University of Notre Dame
A Hybrid Symbolic-Numeric Approach to Exceptional Sets of Generically Zero-Dimensional Systems

Monday, November 16, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Sarah Reese ’07 from NIEHS

“What Biostatistics is all about and my pathway there”

Sarah Reese graduated from Mary Washington in 2007. She then earned her Ph.D. from VCU Biostatistics in 2013 and is now a post-doctoral fellow and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH in Research Triangle Park, NC. Her research is in genomics and genetic epidemiology specifically with respiratory outcomes. She will discuss her path to becoming a biostatistician and her research in genomic data analysis.

Saturday, September 19, 10 a.m. ~ 11:30 a.m.
B12 Trinkle Hall
UMW Family Weekend Event “Chocolate Chomp Challenge
Chocolate Chomp Game: http://www.math.ucla.edu/~tom/Games/chomp.html
Chaos Game: http://math.bu.edu/DYSYS/applets/chaos-game.html
2048 Game: http://2048game.com/
For more information, please contact Dr. Sumner.

 

Mathematics Department Events 2014-2015

Saturday, June 6 ~ Sunday, June 7, 2015
The Third Annual Conference for the Exchange of Mathematical Ideas

Tuesday, April 21, 5 p.m.
B52 Trinkle Hall
Honors Thesis “Eigenvectors of Interpoint Distance Matrices” Defense by Michelle Craft
(MAA Spring picnic follows Michelle’s presentation)

Saturday, April 18
The Annual High School Calculus Tournament
For more information, please contact to Professors Lehman and Magee

Wednesday, April 15, 4 p.m. (the talk has been canceled)
140 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Sarah Reese ’07 from NIEHS
“TBA”

Wednesday, March 18, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
B6Trinkle Hall
Mathematics Career Night
hosted by the UMW Department of Mathematics

Wednesday, March 11, 4 p.m.
204 Trinkle Hall
A sample lecture “Solving Polynomial Inequalities and Graphing Their Solution Set”
by Cheryl Downs
“Ms. Downs is a candidate for an open position in the department”

Tuesday, March 10, 5 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
A sample lecture “Confidence Intervals on Products from Mars
by Kelly Perkins
“Mr. Perkins is a candidate for an open position in the department”

Monday, March 9, 5 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
A sample lecture “The Use of Set Theory to Solve Survey Problems”
by Christopher Gray from UMW
“Mr. Gray is a candidate for an open position in the department”

Tuesday, February 24, 5 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
A sample lecture “Calculus of Inverse Trigonometric Functions
by Amy Schmidt from George Mason University
“Ms. Schmidt is a candidate for an open position in the department”

Thursday, November 13, 5 p.m.
110 Monroe Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Jonathan Stallings (class of 2009) from North Carolina State University
From Second-Rate Mathematician to First-Rate Scientist

Monday, October 6, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Matthew Wright from the IMA in Minnesota
Euler Integration and Applications

Mathematics Department Events 2013-2014

Friday, May 9, 2:30 p.m. -
In the rotunda of Trinkle Hall
A reception for our graduating seniors
(All mathematics and computer science majors or minors, their families, and guests are invited to attend)
Hosted by the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science

Wednesday, April 16, 4 p.m.
210 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Mr. Farinholt from Naval Surface Warfare Center – Dahlgren Division
Spooky Action at a Distance: The Mathematics of Quantum Entanglement and its Applications

Tuesday, April 15, 4:30 p.m.
412 Lee Hall
Honors Defenses in Mathematics
Come early for refreshments!

Wednesday, March 26, 4 p.m.
210 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Denhere from UMW
Functions, Images and Statistical Methods

Monday, November 18, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Das from Lamar University
Discover Facts, Enrich Artistic Ability, and Increase the Sum of Knowledge: Get Involved in Undergraduate Research

Wednesday, October 9, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Kang from the University of Maryland in Baltimore County
“A Mathematical Model for MicroRNAs in Lung Cancer”

Saturday, September 21, 10 a.m. ~ 11:30 a.m.
B12 Trinkle Hall
UMW Family Weekend Event “Chocolate Chomp Challenge
1 player vs. computer: http://www.math.ucla.edu/~tom/Games/chomp.html
The Chaos Game with the Sierpinski Triangle: http://math.bu.edu/DYSYS/applets/chaos-game.html
For more information, please contact Dr. Sumner.

 

Mathematics Department Events 2012-2013

Saturday, April 20
Monroe and Jepson Halls
The 7th Annual High School Calculus Tournament
Registration starts at 8:15 a.m. (tentative) in Monroe foyer
Visitor Information
For more information, please contact to Dr. Helmstutler

Monday, April 15, 4 p.m. (Refreshments at 3:30 p.m.)
B7 Trinkle Hall
Honors Defenses in Mathematics
– Katie Dillinger “Analysis of the Heat Equation  with a Heat Source Term”
– Morgan Brown “Numerical Approximations to the One- and Two-Dimensional Wave Equation”
– Kelly Brown “Mathematical Models of Honey Bee Populations: Rapid Population Decline”
– Peter Slattery “Analytical Approaches to the Wave Equation”

Friday, March 1, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Applications of the Derivative
by Jennifer Magee from Bowling Green State University
“Ms. Magee is a candidate for an open position in the department”

Thursday, February 28, 5 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Differentiability and Continuity of a Real Valued Function: Which implies the other?
by Robert Brown from the University of Mary Washington
“Mr. Brown is a candidate for an open position in the department”

Friday, February 22, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Using and Understanding Percentages: How the Media uses the Word “Percent”
by Greg Jansen from the University of Georgia
“Ms. Jansen is a candidate for an open position in the department”

Monday, February 4, 5 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Robust Functional Logistic Regression
by Melody Denhere from Auburn University
“Ms. Denhere is a candidate for an open position in the department”

Friday, February 1, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Aggregate Loss Models
by Yanran Chen from Bowling Green State University
“Ms. Chen is a candidate for an open position in the department”

Wednesday, January 30, 3 p.m.

B6 Trinkle Hall
Does an Infinite Set of Moments Uniquely Determine a Distribution?
by Andy Bartlett from the University of Georgia
“Mr. Bartlett is a candidate for an open position in the department”

Wednesday, November 28, 4 p.m. (the talk has been postponed).
Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Webster Clayton from Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Friday, November 9, 10 – 10:45 a.m. & 11 –  11:45 a.m.
B52 Trinkle Hall
Mathematica Presentations
10-10:45 a.m.: “Mathematica 8 in Education and Research”
11-11:45 a.m.: “Mathematica 8 for Statistics in Education”

Tuesday, October 2, 5 p.m.
116 Monroe Hall
Lecture by an alum, Betsy Smoot
An Accidental Cryptologist: Genevieve Young Hitt the U.S. Government’s First Female Cryptologist

Wednesday, September 26, 4 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Welcome Reception for New Majors and Minors & Pizza-n-Problems Session
Pizza-n-Problems

Saturday, September 22, 10 a.m. ~ 11:30 a.m.
113 Monroe Hall
UMW Family Weekend Event
“Chocolate Chomp Challenge
2 players: http://www.duke.edu/~ljw6/ooga/chompgame.html
1 player vs. computer: http://www.math.ucla.edu/~tom/Games/chomp.html
For more information, please contact Dr. Sumner.

 

Mathematics Department Events 2011-2012

Thursday, April 19, 5 p.m.
106A Trinkle Hall
Honors Defenses in Mathematics
Come early for refreshments!

Wednesday, April 18, 4 p.m.
106A Trinkle Hall
Honors Defenses in Mathematics
Come early for refreshments!

Wednesday, April 11, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Ms. Elizabeth Creath from UMW
Highest-Weight Vectors in the Tensor Products of Representations of Uq (sl2)

Saturday, March 31
The 6th Annual High School Calculus Tournament
Registration is due by Monday, March 5, 2012
For more information, please contact to Dr. Helmstutler

Monday, March 26, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Mr. Edward Bosch from NGA
“Mathematics and its Applications to the Analysis of Digital Images”

Monday, March 19, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
106A Trinkle Hall
Mathematics Career Night
hosted by the UMW Department of Mathematics

Monday, February 20, 4 p.m.
140Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Deborah Kent from Hillsdale College
“The Curious Aftermath of Neptune’s Discovery”

Monday, December 5, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Alissa Crans from Loyola Marymount University in CA
Curious Catalan Numbers

Wednesday, October 26, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Bryan Petrak from the University of Delaware
The Subplanes of Figueroa Planes

Monday, September 26, 4 p.m. ~ 5 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Graduate School Night (Graduate School Information Session)
For more information, please contact Dr. Esunge.

Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. ~ 11:30 a.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
UMW Family Weekend
“Chocolate Chomp Challenge”
2 players: http://www.duke.edu/~ljw6/ooga/chompgame.html
1 player vs. computer: http://www.math.ucla.edu/~tom/Games/chomp.html
For more information, please contact Dr. Sumner.

Wednesday, September 21, 4 p.m.
119 Trinkle Hall
MAA Student Group Meeting
For more information, please contact Dr. Helmstutler.

 

Mathematics Department Events 2010-2011

Tuesday, April 19, 3:30 p.m.
119 Trinkle Hall
Invited speaker Dr. Kwon from Inha University for Dr. Lee’s class
“Optimal Tracking Control Problem of an HIV Model with Free Terminal Time”

Thursday, April 14, 5 p.m.

140 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Florian Potra from the University of Maryland in Baltimore County
“Mathematics and Robotics: Historical Developments and New Challenges”

Saturday, April 2
The 5th Annual High School Calculus Tournament
Registration is due by Friday, March 11, 2011
For more information, please contact to Dr. Helmstutler

Wednesday, March 30, 4 p.m.
106A Trinkle Hall
Honors Defenses
hosted by the UMW Department of Mathematics

Friday, March 25, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Polynomial Functions by Sonia Sharma from University of Houston
“Ms. Sharma is a candidate for an open position in the department”

Monday, March 21, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Ace of Base: Don’t Turn Around by Rebecca Moffitt from Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division
“Ms. Moffitt is a candidate for an open position in the department”

Wednesday, March 16, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Complex Numbers Easily Using Polar Form by Michael Klipper from Carnegie Mellon University
“Mr. Klipper is a candidate for an open position in the department”

Monday, March 14, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Mathematics Career Night
hosted by the UMW Department of Mathematics

Wednesday, March 9, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Building Linear Models from Data Using a Graphing Utility by Elizabeth Creath from the University of North Carolina Wilmington
“Ms. Creath is a candidate for an open position in the department”

Thursday, February 17, 5 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Crowley from Washington and Lee University
“Using Mathematics to Make Public Policy”

Monday, November 8, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Laura Taalman from James Madison University
“Sudoku: Questions, Variations, and Research”

Wednesday, October 27, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Janusz Konieczny
“Infinite Numbers and Their Arithmetic”

Monday, October 18, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar talk with Mr. Herbert Gintis

Wednesday, September 29, 4 p.m.
119 Trinkle Hall
MAA meeting
Free pizza
For more information, contact Nicolle Peterson (npeterso)

Saturday, September 25, 10 a.m. ~ 12 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
UMW Family Weekend
“Chocolate Chomp Challenge”
2 players: http://www.duke.edu/~ljw6/ooga/chompgame.html
1 player vs. computer: http://www.math.ucla.edu/~tom/Games/chomp.html
For more information, please contact Dr. Sumner.

Wednesday, September 22, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Debra Hydorn
“An Introduction to Sage, an Open Source Mathematics Software System”

Wednesday, September 15, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Welcome reception for new majors

 

Mathematics Department Events 2009-2010

Monday, June 28 – Thursday, July 2
Summer Enrichment Programs Session II

Monday, June 21 – Thursday, June 25
Summer Enrichment Programs Session I

Friday, May 7, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
In the rotunda of Trinkle Hall
A reception to honor our graduating seniors
(All mathematics and computer science majors, their families, and guests are invited to attend)
Hosted by the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science

Monday, April 19, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Outside of the Woodard Campus Center
The Pi Mu Epsilon bake sale
“Donations of baked goods would be appreciated. For more information, contact Dr. Sumner”

Tuesday, April 13, 5:30 p.m.
Castiglia’s, 324 William Street
The Pi Mu Epsilon Induction Dinner

Saturday, April 10
The 4th Annual High School Calculus Tournament
hosted by the UMW Department of Mathematics

Tuesday, April 6, 4:30 p.m.
B7 Trinkle Hall
Honors Presentations in Mathematics
Refreshments start at 4:15 p.m.

Wednesday, March 10, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Meadows from St. Mary’s College of Maryland
“Chomp, Chomp, BeChewey Chomp: Math and Games”

Wednesday, February 24, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Esunge

“How much is a derivative worth?”

Monday, February 15, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Mathematics Career Night
hosted by the UMW Department of Mathematics

Wednesday, November 18, 4 p.m.
119 Trinkle Hall
Pizza and Problems
hosted by Drs. Esunge and Helmstutler

Wednesday, November 11, 4 p.m. (the talk has been postponed).
140 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Esunge
“How much is a derivative worth?”

Friday, November 6, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
B52 Trinkle Hall
A talk about Mathematica by Andy Dorsett
“Mathematica 7 in Education and Research”

Friday, November 6, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
B7 Trinkle Hall
A talk about Mathematica by Andy Dorsett
“Mathematica 7 in Education and Research”

Monday, October 19, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Adrian Rice from Randolph-Macon College, VA
“What is the “birthday” of elliptic functions?”

Wednesday, October 14, 4 p.m.
119 Trinkle Hall
Pizza and Problems
hosted by Drs. Esunge and Helmstutler

Wednesday, September 16, 4 p.m.
119 Trinkle Hall
Pizza and Problems
hosted by Drs. Esunge and Helmstutler

Wednesday, September 9, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Welcome reception for new majors

Wednesday-Friday, August 12-14
Using TI-Nspire in your Classroom

Monday-Tuesday, August 10-11
The Getting Started with TI-Nspire

 

Mathematics Department Events 2008-2009

Tuesday, April 28th at 5 p.m.
Mathematics department annual Spring picnic in the courtyard of the UMW apartments

Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
3rd Annual UMW AP Calculus Tournament in Chandler Hall

Friday-Saturday, April 17-18

MAA MD-DC-VA Section Meeting at UMW

* Friday afternoon workshop led by Fr. Mike May (St. Louis University),
* Friday evening banquet address by Bob Vallin (Slippery Rock University, Associate Director for Undergraduate Programs for the MAA),
* Saturday invited addresses by William Goldman (University of Maryland) and Katherine Socha (St. Mary’s College of Maryland).

April – Mathematics Awareness Month

Monday, January 12, 4 p.m.
Jim Cushing, University of Arizona Mathematics Department and Program on Applied Mathematics, will be on campus to give a lecture. Location and title TBA.

January 5-8, 2009
Joint Mathematics Meetings
in Washington, DC!

Thursday, December 4, 6 p.m.
The Loft, 1005 Princess Anne Street (across from Hyperion Espresso)
Departmental Holiday Party
— all faculty and mathematics majors are invited to attend

Thursday, November 20, 12 p.m

Mathematics Department Suite in Trinkle Hall
Pumpkin Pi Day
Stop by for free pie!

Wednesday, November 19, 4 p.m.
119 Trinkle Hall
Pizza and Problems
hosted by Drs. Helmstutler and Lee

Wednesday, November 12, 4 p.m.
119 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Sandra Fox, St. Johns River Water Management District, FL
“An Environmental Application in Geographic Information Science and Multivariate Statistics”
refreshments to follow

Wednesday, October 29, 4 p.m.
119 Trinkle Hall
Pizza and Problems
hosted by Drs. Helmstutler and Lee

Wednesday, October 15, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Anthony Tongen, James Madison University
“Reinventing the Wheel”
refreshments to follow

Wednesday, October 8, 4 p.m.
140 Trinkle Hall
Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Leo Lee
On Solving Real-Life Problems
refreshments to follow

Wednesday, September 17, 4 p.m.
119 Trinkle Hall
Pizza and Problems
hosted by Drs. Helmstutler and Lee