Department of Mathematics and Statistics  College of Science and Mathematics

Spring 2017 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)
Jan 23
Rebecca Segal Virginia Commonwealth University Differential Equations Heal All Wounds
Jan 30
Jessica Weaver-Kenney (LET)
Eva Strawbridge
Cassie Williams
James Madison University Media Production Services: Who, What, Where, How, and Why?

Making and Using Media for Flipped and Blended Classrooms
Feb 6
Brant Jones James Madison University Avoiding Patterns and Making the Best Choice
Feb 13
Anca Constantin James Madison University
Physics and Astronomy
The Monster Roars!
Co-Evolution of Galaxies and Black Holes
Feb 22
Xiaowei Wu Virginia Tech Multiple-Variant Association Testing for Quantitative Traits
with Application to Dental Caries GWAS Data
Feb 27
Mitchel Keller Washington & Lee University How Fair is that Ranking? A Mathematician
Looks at the AP College Basketball Poll
Mar 20
Monroe Eskew Virginia Commonwealth University Reflection in Higher Logics
Mar 27
Jeffrey Kopsick James Madison University
Investigating How Neurons Communicate
Through the Power Series Method
Apr 3
Christina Hamlet Bucknell University Making Waves: Modeling Lamprey Swimming
with Mathematics and Computation
Apr 10
Hala Shehadeh James Madison University Recovering the Source Function
in the Advection Diffusion Equation
Apr 12
Jenny Gibson Rockingham County Public Schools Toward an Engaged Learning Model in Mathematics:
Insights from the K–12 Perspective
Apr 17
Cassie Williams
Zig Siegfried
James Madison University Investigating Student Learning Gains
in a Flipped Calculus I Course
Apr 24
Michael Boyle
Ben Delaney
Jonathan Gerhard
Molly Rowland
Justin Taylor
James Madison University
current students
Student Research Presentations

Colloquia Schedules from Previous Terms
Pictures from Student Colloquia