Shenandoah Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Conference
at James Madison University, 
 October 13, 2007

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The third annual SUMS conference was held on Saturday, October 13, 2007. Approximately 250 people from thirteen states and the District of Columbia participated in SUMS. Students gave twenty-eight contributed talks and presented thirty-two posters on a variety of mathematical and statistical topics.

SUMS at JMU is an annual one day conference promoting undergraduate research in mathematics, statistics, and their applications. The conference features contributed undergraduate research talks, invited talks aimed at a general undergraduate math audience, a poster session, graduate school, research, and math careers panels, and a math competition workshop for high school students.  Anyone who has done original research in mathematics or statistics while an undergraduate is invited to contribute a 15 minute talk about his or her research. Undergraduate and high school students are invited to present research or expository posters on any mathematical topic.  A short article about this year's conference appeared in the online edition of the Madison Scholar

Congratulations to the student speakers:
Omri Bar-Mashiah George Washington  University Benjamin Leard JMU
Akrita Bhatnagar George Mason University Paul McMichael College of William and Mary
Lauren Blount St. Mary's College Lauren Merrill College of William and Mary
Jorge Bruno JMU Megan Mifflin JMU
Stephanie Bush College of William and Mary Kumnit Nong George Mason University
Julianne Coxe JMU Jonathan Nuckols College of William and Mary
Alli Crandell Hollins University Catherine Schwartz JMU
Michael Frempong JMU Rusty Stough Geneva College
Lisa Gabor George Washington University Desmond Torkornoo University of Richmond
Donovan Gromet North Carolina State University Jeff Troy Lynchburg College
Dustin Hevener JMU Sarah Vaden Roanoke Valley Governor's School
Casey Hufford Morehead State University B. Nicholas Wahle Morehead State University
Allison Johnson JMU Ellen Webb University of Nevada, Reno
Callie Johnson JMU Kyle Whittaker George Washington University
Isaac Kpodonou University of the District of Columbia Charell Wingfield JMU
Chris LaVallee University of Southern California

Congratulations also to the winners of the poster competition:
Best pure math research poster
Desmond Torkornoo, University of Richmond
Best applied math research poster Callie Johnson, James Madison University
First place expository poster
Chloe Heatwole, James Madison University
Second place expository poster
Catherine Schwartz and Steve Winwood, JMU
First place high school poster
Sarah Vaden, Roanoke Valley Governor's School
Second place high school poster
Philip Chodrow,  Shenandoah Valley Governor's School

This conference was funded by National Science Foundation grant DMS-0241090 through the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Regional Undergraduate Mathematics Conferences program. Additional support came from the College of Science and Mathematics at James Madison University, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at JMU, the Special Assistant for Diversity at JMU, the national and local chapters of Pi Mu Epsilon, the Mathematics and Statistics Club at JMU, and James Madison University

The publishing houses of Cengage Learning (formerly Thomson Brooks/Cole), Pearson Education, AK Peters, Elsevier and Wiley Publishing also provided generous support for SUMS, as did puzzle makers Sterling Publishing, Puzzle Master, Bill Cutler Puzzles and Meffert's.