**PME Student Presentations**

**Vanessa Abrisqueta **

NJ Epsilon Ramsey

St. Peter's College*Theory of Finite Groups*

**Jennifer Anderson **

TX Iota

The University of Texas at Arlington* Quandle Basics *

**Frank Ballone **

OH Xi

Youngstown State University* Steganography and Steganalysis*

**Melissa Barrick **

MD Delta

Hood College*A Textbook Fit for a Princess*

**Tyler Bryson **

OR Epsilon

Linfield College*Competition Modelling in Biological Systems*

**Lisa Cangelose **

TX Eta

Texas A&M University*Modeling of master and slave oscillators of birds during migratory season*

[Joint paper with Cara Montgomery]

**Shawn Case **

MA Eta

Fitchburg State College* Cryptology*

**Brittany Lynn Chase **

WI Epsilon

Carthage College* The Mathematics of the Game of Set*

**Lea Cluff **

OH Xi

Youngstown State University*When does a complex function equal it's own derivative? *

**Jeff Cornfield **

OH Xi

Youngstown State University*Napoleon Triangles- A Brief Presentation *

**Kristin Creech **

TX Iota

University of Texas at Arlington*Finite Frames and Applications *

**Jennifer Crounse**

MA Eta

Fitchburg State College*The Personal Assignment Problem *

**Tara Cruickshank **

OH Xi

Youngstown State University*Representations of Complex Numbers*

**Marie Nicole Dailey **

OH Lambda

John Carroll University*Divisibility Properties of 2007 and related numbers*

**Carrie Davis **

OH Xi

Youngstown State University*The Mathematics of Free Throw Shooting*

**Kyle Diederich **

WI Delta

St. Norbert College*Measuring the Diskivity of a Plane Region *

**Tyler Drombosky **

OH Xi

Youngstown State University* Effective Condition Number*

**Joseph Esposito **

PA Upsilon

Duquesne University*Variational Methods for Image Decomposition*

**Krista Foster **

OH Xi

Youngstown State University*Too Tall for Volleyball *

**Kensey Foushee **

NC Mu

Meredith College*The Effect of Branch Cuts on Integral Representations *

**John Fulk**

TX Eta

Texas A&M University*Wandering Vectors and Frame Vectors *

**Ellen Galo **

NY Epsilon

St. Lawrence University*Analysis of the Chartres Labyrinth with Implications for New Labyrinth Design*

**William George **

OH Sigma

Case Western Reserve University*Some Implications of the Total Curvature of Knots *

**Rachel Grotheer**

OH Iota

Denison University*The tangled and knotted tale of two graphs *

**Jeffrey Hatley**

NJ Theta

The College of New Jersey*Algebraic Invariants of Binary Forms *

**Brent Hawker **

UT Alpha

University of Utah*Continued Fractions and Sums of Squares *

**John Hoffman **

OH Xi *Dawn of the Logistic Function *

**Laura Homa **

OH Omicron

Mount Union College*Quantitative Analysis of Literary Styles *

**David Horn**

IL Iota

Elmhurst College*Cutting a Segment into Equal Areas without Cutting through the Curve OR Cutting Pie Fairly *

**Dylan Hower **

PA Upsilon

Duquesne University*Mathematical Methods for Automated Grain Boundary Detection *

**Michelle Jackson **

CA Xi

Pepperdine University*Two Interesting Binomial Identities *

**Sara Jensen**

WI Epsilon

Carthage College*Population Genetics and the ABO Blood Type
*

**Brendan Kelly**

NJ Theta

The College of New Jersey*Plant Pathogen Dynamics *

**Kevin Kreighbaum **

OH Omicron

Mount Union College*Weird Dice *

**Mark Krines **

WI Delta

St. Norbert College*Monoseparable and Metric Preferences in Referendum Elections *

**Jason La Corte**

TX Rho

Texas State University, San Marcos*Brouwer's Fixed Point Theorem in R^n: A Combinatorial Proof *

**Mark Lane **

TX Epsilon

Sam Houston State University*Algebraic Combinatorics and Magic n-Circles *

**David Ledbetter**

OH Omicron

Mount Union College*On a Number of Primes less than X *

**Arielle Leitner**

CA Omicron

California State University, Chico*Arithmetic Derivatives and Number Theory *

**William Ryan Livingston **

OH Xi

Youngstown State University*Statistical Observations on America's Colleges and Universities *

**Micah Martin**

CA Xi

Pepperdine University*Binomial and Gaussian Coefficients *

**David Martin**

OH Xi

Youngstown State University*Trigonometric Infinite Series *

**Andrew Matteson **

TX Eta

Texas A&M University*A Enzyme Kinetic Model of Tumor Dormancy*

**Kerry McIver **

OH Lambda

John Carroll University* The Perfect Shuffle: An Analysis *

**Stefanie Meyer **

TX Epsilon

Sam Houston State University*A Complex History *

**Cara Montgomery **

TX Eta

Texas A&M University*Modeling of master and slave oscillators of birds during migratory season *

[Joint paper with Lisa Cangelose]

**Amanda Moore**

OH Iota

Denison University*Interlocked Linkages: Finding a Key *

**Meghan Moreland **

OH Omicron

Mount Union College*Geometry and Foucault Pendulum *

**Brittany Mosby **

GA Delta

Spelman College*Applications in Number Theory and Cryptography *

**Lindsey Nagy **

MD Delta

Hood College*Laura Bassi.....Who? *

**Ryan Pavlik **

WI Delta

St. Norbert College*Computational Intersection of Polygons - Intuitive Procedures and Practical Problems *

**Jason Percival **

MA Delta

University of Massachusetts, Lowell* Calculating the area of a spherical triangle *

**Heather Peterson **

CA Pi

Concordia University Irvine*Addition over Elliptic Curves *

**Erika Peterson **

CA Pi

Concordia University Irvine*Reed-Solomon Codes *

**Jason Pfister **

TX Eta

Texas A&M University*Stochastic Model of the Progression of an Atherosclerotic Lesion *

**Mauricio Alexander Rivas **

TX

Sam Houston State University*Epsilon A Combinatorial Morse Theory*

**Amanda Rohde **

IN Gamma

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology* A Variable Neighborhood Search Algortihm Applied to a Final Exam Scheduling Problem *

**Anne Rollick**

OH Lambda

John Carroll University*Spheres on a Cayley Graph *

**Jared Ruiz **

OH Xi

Youngstown State University*Representations of Groups *

**Joseph Salisbury**

RI Beta

Rhode Island College*Models of Synchronization: the many faces of the Kuramoto model *

**Bruce Salter **

MI Lambda

Aquinas College*No slip wheel rolling on function curves*

**Chelsea Sprankle **

MD Delta

Hood College*Maria Agnesi's Analytical Institutions} *

**William Stanton**

OH Pi

Kenyon College*Stable Multiplier Sequences *

**Ashley Swandby **

VA Epsilon

Longwood University*A Comparison of Image Analysis Methods in cDNA Microarrays *

**Jeff Swartzel **

OH Nu

The University of Akron*Two-Dimensional Packings of Elliptic Paritcles *

**Mimi Tsuruga **

NY Beta

Hunter College - CUNY*Visualizing Vortices: Vorticity in Navier-Stokes Flow *

**Matthew Voigt **

MN Delta

Saint John's University*The Complexity of the Stars *

**Doug Wajda **

OH Xi

Youngstown State University*A solution to a multi-sport race using differential equations*

**Jeffrey Ward **

NY Omicron

Clarkson University*Lattices in Cryptography *

**Matt Ward **

OH Xi

Youngstown State University*Are the Gaussian Integers Friends? *

**Michael T. Williams **

MA

University of Massachusetts, Lowell*Delta Continued Fractions with Gosper Grids *

**Rebecca Winarski **

OH Sigma

Case Western Reserve University*Superbraid Index and its Application to Knot Invariants *

**Amy Winslow **

VA Iota

Randolph-Macon College*Modular Origami and the Trefoil Knot *

**Moriah Wright **

OH Xi

Youngstown State University*Some applications of Markov Transition Matrices *

**Jordan Yoder **

MD Theta

Goucher College*What do monosaccharides, lipids, and amino acids have to do with mathematics? *