Fifth Annual


Conference Schedule

All talks are open to the entire UNL Community

Friday, February 7, 2003

2:30
Welcome and Registration, CBA 143
There will be soft drinks and snacks at the registration

3:30
Opening Session, CBA 143
Welcome: Judy Walker, Co-Chair of the Conference Organizing Committee
Remarks: Richard Hoffmann, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

3:45
Plenary Session I, CBA 143
Jean Taylor, Rutgers University
Five Little Crystals and How They Grew

4:45
Break

5:00
Session 1 - Presentations by Undergraduate Participants
CBA 128 (Chair: Leo Chouinard)
CBA 025 (Chair: George Avalos)
CBA 132 (Chair: Oksana Lassowsky)

5:00 - 5:15
CBA 128
Tiffany Troutman, Agnes Scott College
Computing Fibonacci Periods in Dihedral Groups
CBA 025
Dana Pheiff, Penn State University
Experiments and Theory on Instabilities of Damped, Surface Gravity Waves, Progressing in One Dimension on Deep Water
CBA 132
Paula Stirnemann, Truman State University
Performance of the Akaike Information Criterion and Corrected Akaike Information Criterion in Linear Regression Model Selection

5:20 - 5:35
CBA 128
Emily King, Texas A&M University
A Matricial Algorithm for Polynomial Refinement
CBA 025
Inessa Epstein, Rutgers University
Logical Analysis of Data
CBA 132
Elaina Deabay, California State University - Bakersfield
3D Polyomino Achievement Games

5:40 - 5:55
CBA 128
Emma Smith, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pictorial Computation of the Free Resolution of $SL_2($Z$)$
CBA 025
Marian Allen, Colorado State University
Mathematical Modeling of Various Aspects of Human Immunodeficiency Virus
CBA 132
Shobana Sankaran, University of Texas - Austin
A Statistical Model of Household Purchase Quantity Decisions

7:00
Banquet, Cornhusker Hotel - Lancaster Room
Panel Discussion: Career, family, hobbies, ...: Making space for it all
Panelists: Kristine Bauer, Johns Hopkins University
  Oksana Lassowsky, National Security Agency
  Deborah Lockhart, National Science Foundation
  Sarah Stovall, Stephen F. Austin State University
  Jean Taylor, Rutgers University
Moderator: Judy Walker, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Saturday, February 8, 2003

8:00
Continental Breakfast, CBA Courtyard

8:30
Session 2 - Presentations by Undergraduate Participants
CBA 128 (Chair: Al Peterson)
CBA 025 (Chair: Steven Cohn)
CBA 143 (Chair: Thomas Shores)
CBA 132 (Chair: Jaclyn Anderson)

8:30 - 8:45
CBA 128
Diane Vavrichek, Beloit College
On the topology of the Sierpinski triangle
CBA 025
Sarah Brosseau, Colorado State University
Modeling Positive Feedback in Protein Production
CBA 143
Tara Terry, Oakland University
Derivatives of Matrix Functions
CBA 132
Minseung Kim, University of Pennsylvania
Spanning Trees in the Cartesian Product of Complete Graphs

8:50 - 9:05
CBA 128
Erin Bergman, St. Norbert College
Mathematics and Origami
CBA 025
Sarah Croke, University College, Cork
Will It Fly? Models of Thin Elastic Structures Under Pressure
CBA 143
Megan Breit, Augustana College
Hats Required: Perfect and Imperfect Strategies for the Hat Problem
CBA 132
Lara Pudwell and Margie Brewer, Valparaiso University
Graphs of Essentially Equivalent Lattice Paths

9:10 - 9:25
CBA 128
Kathryn Zuhr, Mount Holyoke College
Constructing the Moduli Space of Riemann Surfaces with a Quadrilateral Tiling
CBA 025
Elise Zipkin, University of Michigan
Using a Stage-Based Matrix Model to Predict Sea Lamprey Populations
CBA 143
Tammy Bastian, St. Norbert College
Balancing the Balance
CBA 132
To Be Announced

9:30
Short Break

9:40
Panel Discussion: Careers in Mathematics, CBA 143
Panelists: Kristine Bauer, Johns Hopkins
  Jennifer Chayes, Microsoft Research
  Deborah Lockhart, National Science Foundation
  Oksana Lassowsky, National Security Agency
  Sarah Stovall, Stephen F. Austin State University
Moderator: Allan Donsig, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

10:40
Break, CBA Courtyard

11:00
Special Presentation, CBA 143
Deborah Lockhart, National Science Foundation
Opportunities for Undergraduates through the National Science Foundation

12:00
Group Photo (on the way to lunch)
Lunch, Wick Alumni Center, 1520 R Street (corner of 16th & R)
Note: The plenary speakers, panelists and members of the organizing committee have agreed to sit at assigned tables so that participants can have an opportunity to talk with them informally. Check the packet of bios for table assignments.

1:30
Plenary Session II, CBA 143
Jennifer Chayes, Microsoft Research
Mathematical Models of the Internet and World Wide Web

2:30
Short Break

2:40
Session 4 - Presentations by Undergraduate Participants
CBA 128 (Chair: Al Peterson)
CBA 025 (Chair: Glenn Ledder)
CBA 132 (Chair: Sue Geller) CBA 143 (Chair: David Pitts)

2:40 - 2:55
CBA 128
Elianna Ruppin, California State University - Northridge
$3 \times 3$ Algebraic Matrix systems
CBA 025
Julia Arciero, University of Michigan
A Mathematical Investigation of the Growth and Treatment of Tumors
CBA 132
Amanda Milby, Southwestern University
Driving Mis-Coding
CBA 143
Prudence Heck, Rutgers University
Nonmeasurable Sets

3:00-3:15
CBA 128
Laurel Miller-Sims, Smith College
Power Bases for Real Cyclotomic Fields
CBA 025
Heather Flores, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
A Computational Model of the Motion of Flagella
CBA 132
Shalini Reddy, Santa Clara University
Perfect One-Error Correcting Codes and Iterated Complete Graphs
CBA 143
To Be Announced

3:20
Short Break

3:30
Panel Discussion: Choosing a Graduate School, CBA 143
Panelists: Jaclyn Anderson, University of Wisconsin
  Kristine Bauer, Johns Hopkins
  Sue Geller, Texas A&M University
  Sarah Stovall, Stephen F. Austin State University
  Jean Taylor, Rutgers University
Moderator: Mohammad Rammaha, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

4:30
Break, CBA Food Court

4:50
Session 5 - Presentations by Undergraduate Participants
CBA 128 (Chair: Kristine Bauer)
CBA 143 (Chair: Jennifer Langdon)
CBA 132 (Chair: Sarah Stovall)
CBA 025 (Chair: Deborah Lockhart)

4:50 - 5:05
CBA 128
Marta Kobiela, Texas A&M University
Knots in the Cubic Lattice
CBA 143
Olga Petean, California State University at Dominguez Hills
A Kalman Filter Model of the Croatian Economy
CBA 132
Kathryn Spence, Stetson University
Connectivity of Knight's Graphs on Saw Shaped Boards
CBA 025
Elizabeth Green, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Mixed vs. Independent Predations in One Predator, Two Prey Systems

5:10 - 5:25
CBA 128
Tori Helms, California State University - Chico
Introduction to Knots
CBA 143
Kira Fernandes, California State University at Dominguez Hills
Hitting Probabilities and the Conditional Empirical Distribution
CBA 132
Karoline Pershell, University of Tennessee at Martin
Mersenne Primes in Imaginary Quadratic Number Fields
CBA 025
Katie Silverthorne and Allison Trumble, Southwestern University
Truncated Tides

5:30 - 5:45
CBA 128
Emilia Lusnia, Huntingdon College
Knot Representation and Simplification
CBA 143
Cheryl Borden, Elon University
BELONging Here: Determining the Size of the Incoming Class
CBA 132
Katie Price, Northern Arizona University
Number Theoretic Properties of Hexagons in Pascal's Triangle
CBA 025
To Be Announced

5:50
Dinner (see Restaurant Guide)

7:30
Game Night, Arbor Room, Lower Level of the Cornhusker Hotel Hosted by UNL's Women's Undergraduate Math Network

Sunday, February 9, 2003

8:30
Continental breakfast, CBA Food Court

9:00
Session 6 - Presentations by Undergraduate Participants
CBA 025 (Chair: Kirsten Messer)
CBA 132 (Chair: Mark Brittenham)
CBA 143 (Chair: John Meakin)
CBA 128 (Chair: Tom Marley)

9:00 - 9:15
CBA 025
Amber Smith, Colorado School of Mines
Quadratic Spline Collocation Methods for Boundary Value Problems
CBA 132
Erin Haller, University of Missouri - Rolla
A Survey of Semi-Regular Relative Difference Sets
CBA 143
Colleen Duffy, University of St. Thomas
Mathematical Logic
CBA 128
Terri Moore, University of Washington
The Full Elasticity Property in Atomic Monoids

9:20 - 9:35
CBA 025
Katherine Kannen, Ohio State University
Computational Neuroscience
CBA 132
Heba Hathout, Westridge School for Girls
Derangements: Solution by Binomial Inversion
CBA 143
Máire Lane, University College, Cork
Logic Programming: Investigating the Immediate Consequence Operator
CBA 128
Jeanette Olli, Elon University
Binomial Coefficients, Trinomial Coefficients and the Pascal Triangle

9:40 - 9:55
CBA 025
Jennifer Novak, Texas A&M University
Constructing Discrete Models for Competing Species
CBA 132
Eleanor Farrington, Smith College
Phyllotaxis: Mathematical Symmetry in Plants
CBA 143
Jill Schmidt, St. Norbert College
Effects of Capacitively Coupled Electric Fields on Human Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells
CBA 128
To Be Announced

10:00
Break, CBA Courtyard

10:20
Session 7 - Presentations by Undergraduate Participants
CBA 128 (Chair: Mark Walker)
CBA 025 (Chair: Bo Deng)
CBA 143 (Chair: Sue Geller)
CBA 132 (Chair: Gerald Johnson)

10:20 - 10:35
CBA 128
Yukie Goto, San Francisco State University
Harmonic Polynomials
CBA 025
Natasha Li, Stanford University
A Mathematical Model for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) and T Cell Interaction
CBA 132
Kelly Anderson, East Texas Baptist University
Variations on Seymour's Conjecture
CBA 143
Alina Badus, Carleton College
New Variables in the Coupon Collector's Problem

10:40 - 10:55
CBA 128
Katherine Bold, University of Texas - Austin
Rotating Logistic Map
CBA 025
Heidi Perry, University of Washington
Why Mathematicians Do Not Exist in Superposition States
CBA 132
Ila Cobbs, Texas A&M University
Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Vehicle Safety
CBA 143
Erin LeDell, Trinity College
New Poisson Variables in the Coupon Collector's Problem

11:00
Conference Wrap-up, CBA 143
Remarks: Jim Lewis, Chair of the UNL Department of Mathematics and Statistics