Joint Mathematics Meetings Program by Special Session
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Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Diego, CA, January 69, 2008 (Sunday  Wednesday)
Meeting #1035
Associate secretaries:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
James J Tattersall, MAA tat@providence.edu
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates

Monday January 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, I
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University
Vadim Ponomarenko, San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m.
On Ramsey Numbers for Quadrilaterals in 3 and 4 Colors.
Evan Heidtmann*, The College of Wooster
Timothy Hopper, Grove City College
Stanislaw Radziszowski, Rochester Institute of Technology
(1035051189)

1:30 p.m.
Minimal $k$rankings and the rank number of $P_{n}^{2}$.
Sarah Novotny*, Sacred Heart University
Juan Ortiz, California Lutheran University
Darren A Narayan, University of South Carolina
(103505236)

2:00 p.m.
Nonnegative expressions of certain matrix minors.
Kristen DiGiacomo, Providence College
Gary Gordon, Lafayette College
Garth Isaak, Lehigh University
Chor Ham Lam, Dartmouth College
Joe Tenini, Furman University
Olga Turanova*, Bard College
(103505460)

2:30 p.m.
Characterization of the VertexReinforced Random Walk and Trapping Subgraphs.
Aaron M Yeager*, Missouri State Universtiy
Thomas A Gassert, Bowdoin College
(103560282)

3:00 p.m.
External Cavity Mode Solutions to the LangKobayashi Equations.
Sara Reynolds*, Nazareth College
Stanley Snelson, Columbia University
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology
(103537614)

3:30 p.m.
Topological Anomaly Detection in Hyperspectral Satellite Images.
Jennifer Mahle*, Florida Atlantic University
Paul Prue, University of California  Davis
William F Basener, National GeospatialIntelligence Agency and RIT
(103562616)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, II
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University
Vadim Ponomarenko, San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

8:00 a.m.
Modeling Atomic Force Microscope Deformation of Fibrin Fibers.
Callie A Johnson*, James Madison University
Anthony Tongen, James Madison University
(1035741780)

8:30 a.m.
Cardinal Invariants Beyond the Continuum.
E. T. Brown, James Madison University
J. L. Bruno, James Madison University
C. L. Wingfield*, James Madison University
(1035031752)

9:00 a.m.
Existence of Asymptotic Solutions to Semilinear Partial Difference Equations on Graphs.
Jason Dean Lee*, Duke University
John Neuberger, Northern Arizona University
(103535261)

9:30 a.m.
Nested Chain Partitions of NormalizedMatching Posets.
Elinor Gardner Escamilla, Pomona College, Claremont CA
Andreea Cristina Nicolae, Pomona College, Claremont CA
Paul Russell Salerno, Pomona College, Claremont CA
Shahriar Shahriari, Pomona College, Claremont CA
Jordan Olliver Tirrell*, Lafayette College, Easton PA
(103506132)

10:00 a.m.
Minimum Semidefinite Rank of a Graph with Cut Sets of Size 2 and Graphs with msr($G$) = $vrule height1.5ex G\vrule height 1.5ex  2$.
Jonathan E. Beagley*, Illinois Institute of Technology
Eileen L. Radzwion, Central Michigan University
Andrew M. Zimmer, University of Puget Sound
(103515119)

10:30 a.m.
Hadamard Difference Sets in Groups of Order 144 and the Spread Construction.
Nicole Kroeger, North Carolina State University
Marcus Miller*, Harvard University
Christopher Mooney, Transylvania University
Kathleen Shepard, Grinnell College
(103505120)

Tuesday January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, III
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University
Vadim Ponomarenko, San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m.
Shifts of Generators and Delta Sets of Numerical Monoids.
Tyler Lemburg*, University of NebraskaLincoln
Christina Zlogar, Cornell University
Andrew Niles, University of Rochester
Nathan Kaplan, Princeton University
Scott Chapman, Trinity University
(103520150)

1:30 p.m.
An Algebraic Approach to Characterizing Graph Invariants, with an Emphasis towards Computation.
Elliot Andrew Paquette*, Kalamazoo College
(103505380)

2:00 p.m.
The Lie Symmetry Groups of Minimal Surfaces.
Evelyn Leigh Crofts*, UC Berkeley
Darren Ong, Texas Christian University
(103522704)

2:30 p.m.
Pricing the Asian Call Option.
Harrison Potter*, Marietta College, Brigham Young University REU
Vinh Xuan Dang, Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University REU
Scott Glasgow, Brigham Young University
Stephen Taylor, Brigham Young University, SUNY Stony Brook
(103560637)

3:00 p.m.
Analytical connections between nonlinear coupled oscillator models.
Rytis Umbrasas*, Lafayette College
(103534630)

3:30 p.m.
A Buckling Problem for Graphene Sheets.
J. Gallagher, Rochester Institute of Technology
Y. Milman, City University of New York
S. Ryan*, The University of Akron
D. Golovaty, The University of Akron
J. P. Wilber, The University of Akron
A. Buldum, The University of Akron
(103574612)

4:00 p.m.
Selfintersection properties of generalized Koch curves.
Michael Cantrell*, Yale University
Robert Price*, Rider University
(103551552)

4:30 p.m.
Classification of Subgroups of a Matrix Group of Prime Power Order.
Natalie J. Bowlus*, Swarthmore College
Alex Halperin*, Rochester University
(103520440)

5:00 p.m.
Lost on a Torus.
Marc Allen Pereira*, Westfield State College
Mark Andrew Tokarz, Westfield State College
(1035541558)

5:30 p.m.
Flat cyclotomic polynomials.
Nathan Kaplan*, Princeton University
(1035112058)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, IV
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University
Vadim Ponomarenko, San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

8:00 a.m.
A combinatorial LusternikSchnirelmanBorsuk theoerem on the $d$cube.
Kyle E. Kinneberg, Claremont McKenna College
Aaron MazelGee*, Brown University
Mutiara Sondjaja, Harvey Mudd College
Francis Edward Su, Harvey Mudd College
(103552135)

8:30 a.m.
Effects of Localized Forcing on Driven Thin Liquid Films.
Rachel Levy, Harvey Mudd College
Steven Rosenthal*, Harvey Mudd College
(103535137)

9:00 a.m.
A probability model in population genetics.
Eline Boghaert*, Cooper Union
Sandhya Ramakrishnan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Evan Fisher, Lafayette College
(103560962)

9:30 a.m.
The Stick Index of Satellite Knots.
Tirasan Khandhawit*, Duke University
(103554954)

10:00 a.m.
Bishop's Volume Comparison Theorem with Integral CurvatureBounds on Lorentz Manifolds.
Bryon Aragam*, University of Tennessee  Knoxville
Justin Corvino, Lafayette College
Andrew Karl, University of Notre Dame
Austin Rochford, University of Maryland  Baltimore County
(103553930)

10:30 a.m.
Alexander Polynomials of Central Braid Knots.
Nathan Brothers*, University of North Carolina, Asheville
Sean Evans, Millersville University
(103557834)

Wednesday January 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAASIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, V
Organizers:
Darren A. Narayan, Rochester Institute of Technology dansma@rit.edu
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jacqueline A. Jensen, Sam Houston State University
Vadim Ponomarenko, San Diego State University
Tamas Wiandt, Rochester Institute of Technology

1:00 p.m.
Normal Subgroups of the Free Group.
Natasha Komarov, Carnegie Mellon University
Reagin Taylor McNeill*, Smith College
Justin Webster, University of San Diego
(1035551075)

1:30 p.m.
The Genus and malternating Excess of Central Braid Knots.
Carolyn M Yarnall*, University of San Diego
Debra Witczak, Benedictine University
(1035571020)

2:00 p.m.
Combinatorics and Characterizations for Involutions and Twisted Involutions of Weyl Groups.
Constance G. Baltera*, Smith College
Kathryn A. Brenneman, North Carolina State University
Ashley E. Hatfield, Smith College
(1035081117)

2:30 p.m.
Arc presentations: A new way to look at knots.
Matt Steinke*, Denison University
(1035551205)

3:00 p.m.
Symmetric Permutations Avoiding a Pattern of Length Three and a Pattern of Length Four.
Jonah K Ostroff*, Carleton College
David Lonoff, Carleton College
(1035051266)

3:30 p.m.
Energy Decay Estimates for the Dissipative Wave Equation with SpaceTime Dependent Potential.
Jonathan J. Kenigson*, University of Tennessee
Jessica S. Kenigson, University of Tennessee
(1035351320)

4:00 p.m.
Arithmetic Derivatives and Number Theory.
Arielle M Leitner*, California State University, Chico
(1035111386)

4:30 p.m.
Synchronization in Coupled Phase Oscillators.
Natasha A. Cayco Gajic*, California Institution of Technology
(1035371440)

5:00 p.m.
Some Reamrks on a FibonacciType Polynomial Sequence.
Tom McCollum*, Michigan State University
Aklilu Zeleke, Michigan State University
(1035051462)

5:30 p.m.
ParsevalType Relations for Laplace Transform and their Applications.
Matthew R Rogala*, Ithaca College
(1035441556)
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