MUMS 2014 Session Schedules

Here are the latest versions of the session schedules for MUMS (last updated April 6) .  If you are a presenter and need to change the time of your talk, email as soon as possible.


Session A – Talks (Carver 215)

10:10 – 10:25 Michael Frank (Simpson College)
Investigating Anthropogenic Mammoth Extinction with Mathematical Models

10:30 – 10:45 Nathan May (Simpson College)
Using Centrality Measures to Predict Simpson’s Homecoming Court

10:50 – 11:05 Hannah Longstreet, Tony Saucedo, Lauren Tirado, Demetre Van Arsdale (Simpson College)
A Mathematical Model of Prairie Restoration

11:10 – 11:25 Hannah Longstreet, Tony Saucedo, Lauren Tirado, Demetre Van Arsdale (Simpson College)
A Statistical Analysis of a Nebraskan Restored Prairie


Session B – Talks (Carver 231)

10:10 – 10:25 Kylie Van Houten (Simpson College)
Continuous Prisoner’s Dilemma: Cooperation in Evolution

10:30 – 10:45 Mark Ronnenberg (University of Northern Iowa)
Discrete Modeling of Orbits on the Complex Unit Disk

10:50 – 11:05 Al Lucero (Iowa State University)
Cantor Set Sums

11:10 – 11:25 Kyle Goranson, Ehren Gaebler (Coe College)
Minimal packing on a triangular grid


Session D – Posters (Carver Atrium)
1:00 – 1:35pm

Chad Bockholt (Drake University)
Comparisons of solutions to the Grunert equations of camera tracking

Casey Croson, Louis Joslyn, Sara Reed (Simpson College)
Determining Critical Locations in a Road Network

James Ethington (Simpson College)
Evolutionary Game Theory: The Continuous Prisoner’s Dilemma

Rob Heise (Simpson College)
Probability of Rocket Failure

Zack Lindeberg (Simpson College)
Star Wars galactic space battles

Heather Malbon (Simpson College)
Bargaining and Power in Networks

Ethan Newman (Simpson College)
What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks: Analysis of Light and Color used in Theatre

Addison O’Conner (Simpson College)
Carrying Capacity: Will we be eating green crackers to survive?

Ruth Ann Roberts, Katie Westlund, Nick Yaeger (Simpson College)
The MLB All-Star Challenge

Mike Rundle (Simpson College)
The Importance of Insuring Young Adults

Linsey Williams, Casey Croson (Simpson College)
Exploring Art through Robotics


Session E – Talks (Carver 215)

1:45 – 2:00 Jessica Hernandez-Islas (College of Saint Mary)
CSM students and math anxiety

2:05 – 2:20 Ben Castle (University of Northern Iowa)
Curve Shortening Flow for Polygons

2:25 – 2:40 Jonathan Krein, Jesse Moeller (University of Northern Iowa)
Computing Curve Shortening Flows for Polygons

2:45 – 3:00 Mike Henry (Simpson College)
Death of a Star


Session F – Talks (Carver 231)

1:45 – 2:00 Kathryn Manternach (Central College)
Parameter Values for Oriented Graphs

2:05 – 2:20 Emily Dornbusch (Simpson College)
The Relationship Between Fractal Dimensions and Arthropod Body Size Distributions

2:25 – 2:40 Corey Sterling (Simpson College)
The Colored Bridges Problem

2:45 – 3:00 Max Nguyen (Simpson College)
The Value of Flexibility in MLB Rosters