Kennesaw Mountain Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (KMUMC)

6th Annual KMUMC will be held on February 17-18th, 2017.

Photo of KMUMC 2015 groupGoals of the Conference:

  • Provide students with an opportunity to present their work (mathematical research or exposition) in a friendly, supportive, collaborative environment, and see the work of fellow students and faculty
  • Introduce students to a broader mathematical community, provide them with an opportunity to network
  • Allow students to see an address by a well-known mathematician
  • Provide students with information about graduate school and careers which involve mathematical background

 

  • Photo of Jennifer QuinnJennifer Quinn: Professor Quinn received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1993. Since then she taught in and chaired the mathematics department at Occidental College before moving to UW Tacoma in 2007. She is a professor of Mathematics and served four years as Associate Director for the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS). She has held many positions of national leadership in mathematics including Executive Director for the Association for Women in Mathematics, Second Vice President of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), co-editor of MAA's Math Horizons, and, currently chair of MAA's Council on Publications and Communications. She received one of MAA's 2007 Haimo Awards for Distinguished College or University Teaching, the MAA's 2006 Beckenbach Book award for Proofs That Really Count: The Art of Combinatorial Proof, co-authored with Arthur Benjamin. As a combinatorial scholar, Dr. Quinn thinks that beautiful proofs are as much art as science. Simplicity, elegance and transparency should be the driving principles.

    Photo of Ron GouldRon Gould: Ronald J. Gould is specializing in combinatorics and graph theory. He is most noted for his work in the area of Hamiltonian graph theory. He had written over 170 research papers and 5 books in the area. His book "Mathematics in Games, Sports, and Gambling: – The Games People Play"  won the American Library Association award for Outstanding Academic Titles, 2010.

    Gould received his Ph.D. in 1979 from Western Michigan University, under the supervision of Gary Chartrand. He is a Goodrich C. White professor in the Emory University Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

  • SPEAKER: Jennifer Quinn
    TITLE: "Epic Math Battles: Counting vs. Matching"
    ABSTRACT: Which technique is mathematically superior? The audience will judge of this tongue-in-cheek combinatorial competition between the mathematical techniques of counting and matching. Be prepared to explore positive and alternating sums involving binomial coefficients, Fibonacci numbers, and other beautiful combinatorial quantities. How are the terms in each sum concretely interpreted? What is being counted? What is being matched? Which is superior? You decide.


    SPEAKER: Ron Gould
    TITLE: "Some Unusual Applications of Mathematics"
    ABSTRACT:  In math classes we often see applications of mathematics to other areas such as physics, chemistry, biology, economics and more. But mathematics has applications in many places we might not expect. This talk will show you a variety of applications of mathematics to more unusual problems, puzzles and games.

    • Matthew Richmond, Kennesaw State University
    • Shahrzad Roshan Zamir, Clarke Central High School
    • Cristian Cardona, Georgia Gwinnett College
    • Susanna Molitoris Miller, KSU
    • Pamla Anderson, NW GA Tech College
    • Paola Rincon, universidad distrital francisco josÌ© de caldas
    • Jada Chen, Kennesaw State University
    • Filyet Asli Iscimen, Kennesaw State University
    • Mallory Jennings
    • John Baumgartner, Kennesaw State University
    • Tiffany Garrett, UWG
    • Juan Roach, Kennesaw State University
    • Sherry Ni, Kennesaw State University
    • Natalya Selitskaya, Kennesaw State University
    • Paige Roberts, Kennesaw State University
    • Andrew Dohany, Kennesaw State University
    • Anca Guvir, Kennesaw
    • Alyssa Sullivan, Kennesaw State University
    • Matt Clifford, Kennesaw State University
    • Abdullah Abualdam, KSU
    • Matthew Hansrote, Kennesaw
    • Luke Tiscareno, The Citadel
    • Welfare Wang, The Citadel
    • Chinelo Onyekaba, Kennesaw State University
    • Robert Ford, Dalton State College
    • Christopher Smith, Dalton State College
    • Sandi Xhumari, Dalton State College
    • Fabian Hernandez, Dalton State College
    • Stefan Anschutz, Kennesaw State University
    • Seth Dixon, Kennesaw State University
    • Jackson McDonald, Francis Marion University
    • Sharon O'Kelley, Francis Marion University
    • Kevin Patel, Kennesaw State University
    • Quan Tran, Georgia Gwinnett College
    • Zac Mnich, Kennesaw State University
    • Bingbing Li, KSU
    • Christopher Figueroa, Kennesaw state University
    • Svitlana Popovych, Kennesaw State University
    • Kara Stanley, KSU
    • Noah Huck, Kennesaw State University
    • Margie Mathurin, Kennesaw State University
    • Susan Watkins, Kennesaw State University
    • Holt Thomas, Kennesaw State University
    • Nathan Boyd, Kennesaw
    • Mikaela Seemann, Kennesaw State University
    • Jaime McCartney, Dalton State College
    • Jason Lee, Kennesaw State University
    • David Friedman, Kennesaw State University
    • Josip Derado, Kennesaw State University
    • Shahriyar Roshan Zamir, Georgia Gwinnett College
    • Claudia Roper, Kennesaw State University
    • Jessica Prince, Tennessee Technological University
    • Michelle Boamah, kennesaw
    • Kimberly Gardner, Kennesaw State University
    • Lee Spence, Kennesaw State University
    • Cain Gantt, Georgia College and State University
    • Katie Gabrick, Rhodes College
    • Jodie Monk, Kennesaw State University
    • Ronak Patel, Kennesaw State University
    • Bess Burnett
    • Trevor Hall, Dalton State College
    • Baobao Wang
    • Kristin Kenebrew, University of South Alabama
    • David Richmond, Kennesaw State University
    • Jillian Trask, Kennesaw State University
    • Anna Hamblen, Kennesaw State University
    • Alyssa Venn, Kennesaw State University
    • Babak Moazzez, Kennesaw State University
    • Shelby Bradley, Kennesaw
    • Emma Pearson, Kennesaw State University
    • YiYu Zhang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Steven Edwards, Kennesaw State University
    • Tad Watanabe, Kennesaw State University
    • Kelly Lavertu, Kennesaw State University
    • Richard Patterson, University of North Florida
    • Lirong Yu, Dalton State College
    • Marcus Harbol, The Citadel
    • George Cazacu, Georgia College
    • Jason Schmurr, Dalton State College
    • Mallory Jennings, University of Southern Mississippi
    • Alysha Book, KSU
    • David George, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • Craig Bolles
    • Mackenzie Raines, Kennesaw State University
    • Marceline Lewis, Kennesaw State University
    • Paige Bailey, Kennesaw State University
    • Jonathan Head, University of Tennessee
    • Kayla Shorten, Rhodes College
    • Sa'eed Bunch
    • Jay Olsen, Kennesaw State University
    • Baturay Daylak, Kennesaw State University
    • Esteban Tadeo, Kennesaw State University
    • Forrest Cain, Kennesaw State University
    • Sandee Chandler, Kennesaw State University
    • Alice Cherry, University of South Carolina
    • Tyler King, Florida State University
    • Yutong Yang, Kennesaw State University
    • Nathan McAnally, The Citadel
    • Sarah Holliday, Kennesaw State University
    • James Andrus, The Citadel
    • William Bitting, Rhodes College
    • Baobao Wang, Rhodes College
    • Chungu Lindsay Chewe, Kennesaw State University
    • Jan Strydom, Kennesaw State University
    • Conor Trusdell, Kennesaw State University
    • Maryam Shokry, Walton High School
    • Ludmila Orlova-Shokry, Kennesaw State University
    • Anna Comito, Wesleyan University
    • Patrick Nave, Florida State University
    • Tyler King, Florida State University
    • Sa'eed Bunch, Florida State University
    • Harrison Scott, Florida State University
    • Christina Baldacci, Florida State University
    • Andrew McMillan, Florida State University
    • Sofia Medina, Florida State University
    • Nicolas McIver, Florida State University
    • Shae Machlus, Florida State University
    • Jeffrey Ehme, Spelman College
    • Philippe Laval, Kennesaw State University
    • Craig Bolles, Florida State University
    • Son Luong, Chattahoochee Technical College
    • Thomas Gerhardt, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • Patrick Hartley, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • Simon Harris, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • Dhruba Adhikari, Kennesaw State University
    • John Mayer, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • Sarah Ake, Kennesaw State University
    • Baturay Daylak, Kennesaw State University
    • Douglas White University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    • Kayla Shorten, Rhodes College
    • Christopher West, Kennesaw State University
    • David Glassmeyer, Kennesaw State University
    • Michael Lott, Kennesaw State University
    • Qixuan Hou, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Amanda Rollason, Kennesaw State University
    • Adedotun Adebola-Wilson, Kennesaw State University
    • Samantha Tribble, Kennesaw State University
    • Sean Ellermeyer, Kennesaw State University
    • Ken Keating, Kennesaw State University
    • Yuliya Babenko, Kennesaw State University

    *List last updated: February 16, 2017

  • Faculty and students are invited to present a 15-minute talk or a poster*. To submit the title and abstract of your talk or poster presentation, please send an email with the subject “abstract submission” to Sandra Chandler, no later than February 1, 2017.
    *All posters should be sized to fit on a standard tri-fold poster board (36″ H x 48″ W).
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