Department of Mathematics and Statistics  College of Science and Mathematics

Fall 2016 Colloquia

Colloquia are held on selected Mondays throughout the term starting at 3:45 PM in Roop 103 (unless otherwise noted).
Talks generally last about 50 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions at the end.
Refreshments will be served beginning at 3:30 PM, also in Roop 103.

Students, faculty, staff, and the mathematical public are all cordially invited to attend.

Speakers, titles, and abstracts are updated throughout the semester as details become available.

Home Institution
Title (with link to abstract and bio)
Sep 5
Steve Lucas James Madison University So You Think You Can Extract Roots?
Sep 12
Rao Chaganty Old Dominion University On the Range of Correlation Between Two Variables
Sep 21
Catherine Amelink Virginia Tech
JMU alumna
Educational Experiences Impacting the Career Interest
of Underrepresented Groups in STEM Fields
Sep 26
Adriana Salerno Bates College Algebra and Origami
Oct 3
Rich Neidinger Davidson College A Gambling Function with Amazing Derivative Properties
Oct 12
Chad Awtrey Elon University Symmetries of Polynomial Roots
Oct 19
Noelle Conforti Preszler
LouAnn Lovin
Zig Siegfried
Alexis Stevens
Chris Willingham
James Madison University Math 107, 108, and 207: The What, the Why, and the How
Oct 24
Maritz Snyders Nelson Mandela
Metropolitan University
Using Self-Produced Videos to Enhance Student
Learning with Online Homework/Tutorials
Oct 31
William Sanders James Madison University
Incidence Relations: Thinking in the Box
Nov 7
Jeff Achter Colorado State University
visiting scholar
Arithmetic Statistics: Data and Dreams
6 PM
Nov 7
2105 Harrison
Jeff Achter Colorado State University
visiting scholar
Messages and Mathematics
Nov 14
Brian Katz Augustana College How Do Mathematicians Believe?
Nov 28
John Bowers James Madison University
computer science
Circle-Polyhedra and a Classical Tale
of Mathematical Cleverness
Dec 5
Statistics Candidate -- Estimating Network Relationships for Non-Gaussian Data
Dec 7
Ian Hill
Jaylen Lee
James Madison University
current students
Student Research Presentations
Dec 9
Statistics Candidate -- Assessing Precision of Value Added Model Scores with
Incorporation of Small Area Estimation Techniques
Dec 12
Statistics Candidate -- Regression Modeling and File Matching Using
Possibly Erroneous Matching Variables
Dec 14
Statistics Candidate -- Effects of Fetal Environment on Newborn Outcomes:
A Case Study of Statistical Thinking & Scientific Collaboration

Colloquia Schedules from Previous Terms
Pictures from Student Colloquia