## Mathematics Department Events 2018-2019

**Wednesday, November 28, 4 p.m.**

140 Trinkle Hall

Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Dan Bates from USNA

“Robots in Space, Ill-Gotten Stamps, and a Castle in Austria: the Benefits of Solving Polynomials Systems”

**Tuesday, November 6, 12:30 p.m.**

B6 Trinkle Hall

Departmental Colloquium with Mr. Ben Orlin

“The Unlikely Friendship of Math and Science”

**Saturday, September 15, 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.

## Mathematics Department Events 2017-2018

**Tuesday, April 17, 5 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.**

106A Trinkle Hall

Honors Defenses

Come early for refreshments!

**Wednesday, April 11, 4 p.m.**

140 Trinkle Hall

Departmental Colloquium with Dr. Anthony Tongen from JMU

“Examining the mathematically rich ‘game’ of Tchoukaillon”

**Wednesday, March 28, 4 p.m.**

140 Trinkle Hall

Departmental Colloquium with Mr. Thomas Wolfe (’10) from Hilton Hotel’s Internal Audit Department

“Understanding Cognitive Bias: The ease of multi-million dollar mistakes in the 21st century”

**Wednesday, February 7, 12 p.m.**

Come celebrate e Day with the Math Department in the Math Department Lobby.

You will see some e-themed food there.

**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.

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