MUMS 2013 Session Schedules for Talks and Posters

Here is the latest version of the session schedules for MUMS 2013.  If you are a presenter and need to change the time of your talk, email MUMS@simpson.edu as soon as possible.

Session A – Talks (Carver 215)

10:00 – 10:15  Michael Frank, Courtney Sherwood, Lauren Tirado (Simpson College)
A Model of Invertebrate Richness on Restored Prairies

10:20 – 10:35  Lane Bloome (Millikin University)
Sequences Generated by Appending Digits to Sierpiński Numbers

10:40 – 10:55  Christian Manahl (Ames High School)
Distribution of primes in quadratic number fields

11:00 – 11:15  Jesse Moeller (University of Northern Iowa)
The Nature of Fixed Points in a Curve Shortening System

Session B – Talks (Carver 231)

10:00 – 10:15  Hannah VanEvera (Simpson College)
Crossing Numbers in Mosaic Knot Theory

10:20 – 10:35  Rachel Volkert (University of Northern Iowa)
Equivalences of Dessins D’Enfants

10:40 – 10:55  Haining Wei (Knox College)
Risk Management in Banking

11:00 – 11:15  Michelle Hoerber (Millikin University)
Security Valuation: Combining the Fundamental and Technical Analysis

Session C – Talks (Carver 205)

10:00 – 10:15  Taylor Norland (Simpson College)
Lewis Carroll’s Amazing Number-Guessing Game

10:20 – 10:35  Janak Panthi (Loras College)
Linear Algebra in Quantum Mechanics: A Look at the Fourier Transform

10:40 – 10:55  Jes Toyne (Simpson College)
Introduction to Surreal Numbers

11:00 – 11:15  Nathan May, Max Nguyen (Simpson College)
Study of North American Box Office Dynamics

Session D – Posters (Carver Atrium)

2:00 – 2:35pm

Andy Ardueser, Rachel Rice, Kelly Woodard (Simpson College)
An Analysis of Beggar-My-Neighbor

Jayde Boyle (Simpson College)
Tactile Approach to Solving One-Step Equations

Chris Brown (Coe College)
Spin-a-Block: A Grundy Analysis of all Two-Block Games

Jacob Christy (Simpson College)
Aquaponic Vertical Farming

Laura Collins (Simpson College)
Stay Glassy: An Analysis of Borate Glasses

Mike Comer (Simpson College)
Topology Explains Why Automobile Sunshades Fold Oddly 

Rob Heise (Simpson College)
Network Modeling of Earth’s Health

Scott Henry, Luke Kirchner (Simpson College)
Magic Squares

Zach Huebener (Simpson College)
Prime Numbers, Modular Arithmetic, and an Unbreakable Cryptographic Code

Ryan Lane (Simpson College)
The Immune System Response to HIV

Jon Ludwig (Simpson College)
Trinomial Triangles and Tetranomial Tetrahedrons

Heidi Scott (Simpson College)
Dominating a Flock using the King Chicken Theorems

August Severn (Simpson College)
Identifying Critical Locations in a Spatial Network

Adam Smith (Simpson College)
Correlating Stereo Images to Extract Depth Information

Taylor Stockdale (Simpson College)
Designing a Solar Collector

Jake Sutton (Simpson College)
Modeling Unconventional Warfare

John Warnke (Simpson College)
Modeling of School Attendance with Operant Behavior

Session E – Talks (Carver 215)

2:40 – 2:55  Dan Schilcher (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire)
Subgroup lattice of D8×D8

3:00 – 3:15  Guanyu Wang (University of Iowa)
Tangle Tabulation

3:00 – 3:15  Avery Podell-Blume (Coe College)
End-View Puzzles

3:20 – 3:35  Whitney Thompson (Simpson College)
Cooperation Using Evolutionary Game Theory

Session F – Talks (Carver 231)

2:40 – 2:55  Olya Cholewick (Millikin University)
Answer Key to Taxicab Geometry: An Adventure in Non-Euclidean Geometry by Eugene F. Krause

3:00 – 3:15  Wade Bloomquist (University of Iowa)
The Skein Algebra of the Punctured Torus

3:20 – 3:35  Katherine Pearce (University of Northern Iowa)
Developing Crochet Patterns for Surfaces

3:40 – 3:55  Currently Open

Session G – Talks (Carver 205)

2:40 – 2:55  Ayush Subedi (Loras College)
Applications of the Monte Carlo Method

3:00 – 3:15  Hailee Peck (Millikin University)
A classification of ideals and central sets via ideal-divisor graphs

3:20 – 3:35  Clay Daggett (Simpson College)
Defining Relation: Observing International Relations with Guttman Scales

3:40 – 3:55  Currently Open