5th Annual Integration Bee Qualifier

This will be an integration contest open to all students. All integrals can be solved by techniques of Math 156.

More information can be obtained from the following links.

Please direct questions/comments:
Casian Pantea:
Charis Tsikkou:

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Ms. Fariha Elsrrawi Ph.D Defense

Existence of Global Solutions for Nonlinear Magnetohydrodynamics with Finite Larmor Radius Corrections

Date: 3/8/2018
Time: 5:30PM-7:00PM
Place: 315 Armstrong Hall

Ms. Fariha Elsrrawi will present her dissertation in the first 45 minutes and this is open for everybody. The second 45 minutes is not open to public.

All are welcome.

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Zhang Zhang Ph.D Qualifying Exam

Zhang Zhang's Qualifying Exam

Date: 3/8/2018
Time: 3:30PM-5:30PM
Place: 315 Armstrong Hall

***The first part of her qualifying exam will be
her presentation on her dissertation prospectus, which is open
to the public, and all are welcome.

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Yang Wu Qualifier

Eulerian Subgraphs and Hamiltonian Properties of line graphs

Date: 02/20/2018
Time: 3:30PM-5:00PM
Place: 315 Armstrong Hall

Abstract: View

All are welcome.

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Actuarial Club Hosts BrickStreet VP

T. Kirk Aguirre will cover the following topics:

  • Introduce company, such as products, internship opportunities, actuarial rotation program, and possible full-time positions
  • Talk about important qualifications and skills needed for the entry level actuary, and opportunity/study time/incentives for encourage employees to continue pass the actuarial exams
  • Future demand in the actuary profession
  • Other information related to the actuary profession/insurance company
  • Q&A

Date: 11/14/2017
Time: 3:30PM-4:30PM
Place: 207 Armstrong Hall

All are welcome.

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Dan Solomon Ph.D Defense

A New Compactification for Celestial Mechanics.

Date: 11/3/2017
Time: 3:30PM-5:00PM
Place: 315 Armstrong Hall

All are welcome.

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Math Prof, Neutron Stars

For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves—ripples in space and time—from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. Light from the collision was also observed by telescopes, marking the first time that a cosmic event has been viewed in both gravitational waves and light.

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Tim McCarty Prospectus

How Experts Conceptualize Differentials

Abstract: The differential is a symbol found in many mathematical contexts, including notations for differentiation and integration. But even though such notations are common, there can be many interpretations of the purposes or roles of the differentials in these notations. I wished to interview mathematicians and physicists to see how they interpreted differentials in a variety of settings and conducted two small studies to that end. I shall begin my talk by discussing a brief history of differential notation, the conceptualizations of the differential suggested by RUME and PER literature, and the idea of concept image (Tall & Vinner, 1981), which has shaped my research. I shall then present the results of my studies, which show that not only is there no formal concept definition of the differential evoked by all subjects, but there is also the suggestion that mathematicians and physicists view differentials contrarily.

Date: 10/16/2017
Time: 4:00PM-5:30PM
Place: 203 Armstrong Hall

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Kristen Murphy Prospectus

Abstract: Spatial reasoning is required for many topics in undergraduate mathematics; graphing, curve sketching, transformations of functions, manipulation of objects in 3D, etc. Many topics covered in calculus require the student to use some sort of spatial skill to make informed decisions related to the problem at hand. However, unlike topics such as algebra and trigonometry, there are few programs that test students on their spatial reasoning skills before entering a course and then provide remediation if the student is lacking in that area. Some engineering programs do such testing and provide remediation, but no literature can be found on mathematics programs doing this. This study will employ haptic technology, computer-based technology that provides touch feedback, in order to determine if students who score low on a spatial skills test can be helped to refresh or acquire the skills they lack that will be necessary for later success in the calculus courses.

Date: 9/6/2017
Time: 4:00PM-5:30PM
Place: 119 Armstrong Hall

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Student Receives $5000 Actuarial Scholarship

Congratulations to Maleesha Ebanks!

She received Milliman Actuarial scholarship $5000, which is targeted toward minority students that are underrepresented in the actuarial and professional services fields. She passed the first actuarial exam in July 2016 after taking Math 363 and attending the additional weekly practice session hosted by Actuarial Student Club. She said this scholarship has given her more motivation for passing next actuarial exam in December 2017. She is currently taking Math 364, which prepares her to take the second actuarial exam FM.

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