Joint Mathematics Meetings Program by Special Session
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Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Antonio, TX, January 1215, 2006
Meeting #1014
Associate secretaries:
Matthew Miller, AMS miller@math.sc.edu
James J Tattersall, MAA tat@providence.edu
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates

Saturday January 14, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, I
Organizers:
Darren Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Carl V. Lutzer, Rochester Institute of Technology
Michael J. Fisher, California State University, Fresno
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tamas I. Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m.
Algebraic Model and Monte Carlo Model of Financial Management.
Yan Li*, Wells College
Sean Wilkoff, University of California, Berkley
(101400272)

1:20 p.m.
Optimized Least Squares Approach For Valuation of American Options.
T.J. Deems, Slippery Rock University
Jennifer Geis, Augsburg College
Troy Tingey*, Arizona State University
Anastasia Wong, Mills College
(101400307)

1:40 p.m.
Size and Difficulty of Mass Problems.
Elizabeth T Brown, James Madison University
Andre Kornell*, Princeton University
Justin Palumbo, Rutgers University
(101403158)

2:00 p.m.
Upper Bounds in Graph Pebbling and a Look at the 2Pebbling Property.
Joyce D Charlesworth, Warren Wilson College
Theang T Ho, University of Nebraska
Brian W Keinath*, Central Michigan University
David Y Lin, Princeton University
(101405116)

2:20 p.m.
Investigations in Nonabelian Difference Sets of Order 25.
M. Strom Borman*, Reed College
Ken W. Smith, Central Michigan University
(101405133)

2:40 p.m.
The Isoperimetric Numbers of Block Design Graphs.
Dominic Lanphier, Western Kentucky University
Christopher Miller, Fairfield University
Jason Rosenhouse, James Madison University
Amber Russell*, Mississippi State University
(101405142)

3:00 p.m.
Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Tiling with $4\times 6$ and $5\times 7$ Rectangles.
Rachell Ashley*, Rochester Institute of Technology
Aisosa AyelaUwangue, Rochester Institute of Technology
Frances Cabrera, Rochester Institute of Technology
Carol Callesano, Rochester Institute of Technology
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology
Allen J. Schwenk, Western Michigan University
(101405573)

3:20 p.m.
Partial covering arrays and a generalized Erd\H osKoRado property.
Particia Ann Carey*, East Tennessee State University
Anant P Godbole, East Tennessee State University
(1014051122)

3:40 p.m.
The Negs and Regs of Continued Fractions.
Alex Eustis*, Harvey Mudd College
Arthur T. Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College
(1014051496)

4:00 p.m.
ColorPermuting Automorphisms of Cayley Graphs.
J. Bratz*, Lafayette College
P. Cahn, Smith College
N. Haber, Brown University
E. McMahon, Lafayette College
S. Tekansik, Mesa State College
(1014051740)

4:20 p.m.
Pursuing the Perfect Parallelepiped.
Clifford A Reiter, Lafayette College
Jordan Olliver Tirrell*, Lafayette College
(101411343)

4:40 p.m.
Fibonacci Numbers and Diophantine Equations.
Michael T Holm*, Northwestern College
Ryan K Johnson, The University of Akron
(101411867)

5:00 p.m.
Units in $\mathbb{Q} \lbrack z,\sqrt{z^{2}4v}]$.
Anne L Chmura*, University of Akron
Sally A Hall, Swarthmore College
(1014111396)

5:20 p.m.
Class Number Divisibility in Cubic Function Fields.
Nathan Kaplan*, Princeton University/Williams College
Carl Erickson, Stanford University/Williams College
Allison Pacelli, Williams College
Neil Mendoza, Williams College
Todd Shayler, Williams College
(1014111626)

5:40 p.m.
3rank in Class Groups of Quadratic Number Fields.
Carl Erickson*, Stanford University and Williams College
Nathan Kaplan, Princeton University and Williams College
Neil Mendoza, Williams College
Allison Pacelli, Williams College
Todd Shayler, Williams College
(1014111412)

Sunday January 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, II
Organizers:
Darren Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Carl V. Lutzer, Rochester Institute of Technology
Michael J. Fisher, California State University Fresno
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m.
For King and Country: An Exploration in Sixteenth Century Cryptography.
Ryan W. Fuoss*, Taylor University
Amanda R. Youell, Clemson University
(1014111643)

1:20 p.m.
Minimum Positive SemiDefinite Rank of a Graph.
Kseniya Kudryavtseva*, Central Michigan University
Janeta Marinova, Bard College
Yunjiang Jiang, University of Georgia
(101415115)

1:40 p.m.
Extension of groups yielding quasi pgroups.
Joseph David Gastenveld*, Northern Kentucky University
(101420196)

2:00 p.m.
Modeling temperatures for a building with seven zones.
Carrie E Keel*, Mercer University
J K Denny, Mercer University
(1014341589)

2:20 p.m.
Turing Pattern Dynamics for Spatiotemporal Models with Growth and Curvature.
Julijana V Gjorgjieva*, Harvey Mudd College
(1014351378)

2:40 p.m.
The Isoperimetric Problem in Surfaces.
Michelle Lee*, Williams College
(1014511116)

3:00 p.m.
A Combinatorial Approach to the Symmetries of the Icosahedron Using K6.
Kevin Ehly*, Lafayette College
(1014511573)

3:20 p.m.
The Prison Warden's Dilemma: A Characterization of $3$Convexity.
Deborah E. Berg*, Harvey Mudd College
Tyler Seacrest, Harvey Mudd College
(1014521318)

3:40 p.m.
Minimal Triangulations of Products of Segments and Triangles.
Tyler Seacrest*, Havrey Mudd College
Francis Edward Su, Harvey Mudd College
(1014521324)

4:00 p.m.
Honeycombs in Hyperbolic Surfaces.
Vojislav S Sesum*, Williams College
(1014531202)

4:20 p.m.
Isoperimetric Surfaces and General Relativity.
Brian Krummel*, University of Maryland  Baltimore County
Mike Greenberg, New York University  Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
(1014531622)

4:40 p.m.
Twist Numbers of Links from the Jones Polynomial.
Mathew Williamson*, University of South Florida
(101455328)

5:00 p.m.
Generalizing KirkLivingston Type 1 Link Invariants.
Karen B McCready*, The College of New Jersey
Matthias L Youngs, SUNY Geneseo
(1014551251)

5:20 p.m.
Comparing Ratio Estimators Based on Systematic Samples.
John Szarka*, James Madison University
Amy Jacks, University of MissouriRolla
(1014621139)

5:40 p.m.
A Modified LotkaVolterra Competition Model with a NonLinear Relationship Between Species.
Amy Vess Crizer*, James Madison University
Austin F Taylor, University of Alabama
(1014921544)
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