Schedule for February 2-4, 2001
Friday, February 2, 2001
2:30 p.m. Welcome and Registration, Burnett 106
There will be soft drinks and snacks at registration.
3:30 p.m. Opening Session, Burnett Auditorium
Welcome: Judy Walker, Chair of the Conference Organizing Committee
Opening Remarks: Richard Hoffmann, Dean of th College of Arts and Sciences
3:45 p.m. Plenary Session, Burnett Auditorium
Jennifer Key, Clemson University
4:45 p.m. Break, Burnett 106
5:00 p.m. Session 1 - Presentations by Undergraduate Women
5:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Burnett 107: Andrea Young, Pennsylvania State
Spindown of an Elastic Fluid
Burnett 120: Wendy Corp, Benedictine University,
Who Has my Hat?
Burnett 124: Jane Holsapple, Bryn Mawr College
Group Actions on R-Trees
5:20 - 5:35 p.m.
Burnett 107: Kristin Spaulding, University of
Mode-Locking in Optical Fiber Ring Lasers
Burnett 120: Dorea Claassen, University Of
The Bandwidth of a Random Graph
Burnett 124: Sonja Willis, University of California at
Cayley Digraphs Using MAPLE
7:00 p.m. Banquet, Cornhusker Hotel Grand Ballroom
Welcoming Remarks: Harvey Perlman, Chancellor, University of
Speaker: Wendy Hines, UNL Department of Mathematics and
"What Would You Do to Be a Mathematician?"
Saturday, February 3, 2001
8:00 a.m. Coffee, Juice and Rolls, Burnett 106
8:30 a.m. Session 2 - Presentations by Undergraduate Women
8:30 - 8:45 a.m.
Burnett 118: Johanna Franklin, Carnegie Mellon University,
Statistical Analysis of the Determinants of Certain Sign Pattern Matrices
Burnett 120: Michelle Bradley, University College Cork,
Statistical Study on the Healing of Post Surgery Wounds
Burnett 124: Juliana Belding, Bryn Mawr College,
Finding Fundamental Units of Quartic Fields
8:50 - 9:05 a.m.
Burnett 118: Kaniz Rashid Mamun, California State
Cross-Validation versus Bootstrap Estimates of the Prediction Error in Statistical Modelling.
Burnett 120: Theresa Kim, Bryn Mawr College,
Optimizing Your Soul Mate
Burnett 124: Ellen Eischen, Princeton University,
Patterns, Line Sums, and Symmetry
9:10 - 9:25 a.m.
Burnett 118: Deborah E. Sinclair, University of Redlands,
Competition Between Random Variables
Burnett 120: Susan Ott, Smith College,
Widely Spaced Matrix Modifications and their Resultant Localized Eigenvectors
Burnett 124: Laura Hall, Bryn Mawr College,
Solutions to the Equation xyz=x+y+z=1
9:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Burnett 118: Jennifer Bailey, Colorado School of Mines,
American Option Pricing
Burnett 120: Megan Sheets, University Of
Digitally Analyzing and Compressing the Artwork of Edward Hopper
Burnett 124: Crystal Hoyt, Texas A&M,
Irreducible Representations of Solvable Lie Superalgebras
9:50 a.m. Break, Burnett 106
10:10 a.m. Panel Discussion, Burnett Auditorium
"Life in Graduate School"
Panelists: Mari Campbell, Lloyd Douglas, Susan Hermiller,
Kristie Pfabe, Victoria Sapko
Moderator: Roger Wiegand, Graduate Chair, UNL Department of
Mathematics and Statistics
11:10 a.m. Special Session, Burnett Auditorium
"Opportunities for Math Students"
Speakers: Lloyd Douglas, Rick Poss, Sylvia Wiegand
Moderator: Jackie Anderson
12:10 p.m. Lunch, Top of the Rock
1:40 p.m. Plenary Session, Burnett Auditorium
Alice Silverberg, Ohio State University
"Elliptic Curves are Everywhere!"
2:40 p.m. Short Break, Burnett 106
2:50 p.m. Session 3 - Presentations by Undergraduate Women
2:50 - 3:05 p.m.
Burnett 118: Lisa Raquel Casanova-Del Moral, University of Puerto Rico in Humacao,
A Genetic Algorithm for the Calculus of Variations in Two Dimensions
Burnett 120: Sarah Croog, Mount Holyoke College,
Limits of Normals at Singular Points of Curves
Burnett 124: Jennifer Beilfuss, St. Olaf College,
Determining the Volume of Polyhedra
3:10 - 3:25 p.m.
Burnett 118: Deborah Zadina, University Of Nebraska-Lincoln,
Good Sampling Times for Sampled Data Control
Burnett 120: Rachael Floit, Augustana College,
Trigonometric Functions of Matrices
Burnett 124: Alice Medvedev, California Institute of
Divisions into Triangles
3:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Burnett 118: Sarah Moss, Harvard University,
Ruminations on Rearrangeability
Burnett 120: Raegan Higgins, Xavier University,
The Stability Analysis of the Nonlinear Difference Equation x(n+1) = 1/(Ax(n)^3 + x(n-1)^2)
Burnett 124: Camillia Smith, Michigan State University,
The Optimal Oriented Diameter of the 3x5 Torus and of Joins of Graphs
3:45 p.m. Break, Burnett 106
4:10 p.m. Session 4 - Presentations by Undergraduate Women
4:10 - 4:25 p.m.
Burnett 118: Andrea Cook, University of Washington,
Spatial Analysis of West Coast Groundfish
Burnett 120: Jenna Nichols, Mount Holyoke College,
The Search for a (288, 42, 6) Difference Set
Burnett 124: Michelle Kidd, University of Pittsburgh,
Numerical Simulations of Flow in Porous Media
4:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Burnett 118: Suzanne Sindi, California State University,
A Stochastic Model of Chromosome Evolution
Burnett 120: Cornelia Yuen, University of California,
Polynomial Knots of Fifth Degree
Burnett 124: Anne-Marie Hunter, University College Cork,
Modeling Blood Flow from the Heart
4:50 p.m. Panel Discussion, Burnett Auditorium
"What to Do with a Graduate Degree in Math"
Panelists: Lloyd Douglas, Jennifer Key, Glenn Ledder, Jane
Meza, Theresa Strei
Moderator: Sylvia Wiegand, UNL Department of Mathematics and
5:50 p.m. End of the Day Reception, Burnett 106
7:30 - 10:00 p.m. Game Night, Heritage Room, Nebraska Union
Sponsored by the UNL Women's Undergraduate Math Network
Come and go as you please.
Sunday, February 4, 2001
8:00 a.m. Coffee, Juice and Rolls, Burnett 106
8:30 a.m. Remarks by the Department Chair, Jim Lewis
8:50 a.m. Session 5 - Presentations by Undergraduate Women
8:50 - 9:15 a.m.
Burnett 118: Patricia Howard and Amelia O'Hanlon, Ithaca College,
Path Length and Tree Height in the Asymmetric Binary Branching Fractal Tree
Burnett 120: Beth McClanahan and Janet Trimm,
Birmingham-Southern College and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology,
A New Formula for Frobenius Numbers in Three Variables
Burnett 124: Betsy LaPlant and Bethany McLemore,
Bemidji State University and East Texas Baptist University,
The Search for Latin Transversals in nxn Cayley Tables
9:15 a.m. Short Break, Burnett 106
9:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Burnett 118: Anna Hu, Bryn Mawr College,
Burnett 120: Julie Rowlett, University of Washington,
Bounding the Radii of a Family of Siegel Disks
9:50 - 10:05 a.m.
Burnett 118: Erika Roberts, Virginia Tech,
Discrete Morse Theory for Cell Complexes
Burnett 120: Melanie Wood, Duke University,
Generalized Factorials and P-orderings
10:10 a.m. Break, Burnett 106
10:30 a.m. Session 6 - Presentations by Undergraduate Women
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Burnett 118: Erin M. Bergman, St. Norbert College,
Energizer Fractions: They Keep Going and Going and ...
Burnett 120: Stephanie Mosier, Xavier University,
The Gerschgorin Circle Theorem and its Consequences
10:50 - 11:05 a.m.
Burnett 118: Abby Mroczenski, St. Norbert College,
Figure It Out
Burnett 120: Katherine Rasing, Iowa State University,
The Application of ISAc Structures to the Problem of Aligning Gene Fragments
11:10 - 11:25 a.m.
Burnett 118: Dana D. Thompson, North Park University,
The Homeless Traveling Salesman
Burnett 120: Jody Radowicz, North Central College,
Cwatsets as Codes
11:25 a.m. End of Conference Wrap-up, Burnett Auditorium: