The Kentucky Section
2021 KYMAA Annual Meeting Page

The 2021 KYMAA Annual Meeting will be held virtually Friday and Saturday, March 26 and 27. Our invited speakers are:


  • Friday speaker is Dr. Ken Ono, Thomas Jefferson Professor of Mathematics, University of Virginia, Why Does Ramanujan, "The Man Who Knew Infinity," Matter? (Click here for abstract.)


  • Friday speaker is Dr. Lisa Holden, Northern Kentucky University (2019 KYMAA Outstanding Teacher), 26 Years of Teaching: A Series of Fortunate Events (Click here for abstract.)


  • Saturday speaker is Dr. Talithia Williams, Harvey Mudd College, Data-Driven Decision Making: Now and Imagined (Click here for abstract.)


  • Saturday speaker is Dr. Jeffrey Heath, Centre College (2020 KYMAA Outstanding Teacher), A Random Walk Through Sports Analytics (Click here for abstract.)

Please follow the links below and note the important dates for the 2021 KYMAA Annual Meeting registration and abstract submissions.

  • Abstract Submission:
    • If you have any questions about abstract submission, please email our section chair-elect Steven Wilkinson at wilkinson@nku.edu.
    • Friday, March 19, 2021 is the deadline for submitting abstracts for talks at the meeting.
    • You must register (see below) for the meeting in order to have an abstract accepted.
    • Click to open an abstract submission form.
  • Meeting Registration.
    • If you have any questions about registration or payments, please email our section treasurer Atilla Sit at atilla.sit@eku.edu.
    • Click to open a registration form.
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      2021 KYMAA Annual Meeting

  • Meeting Schedule and Abstracts information (All times are EDT):
    • Schedule for Friday, March 26

      (h) = high school, (a) = alum, (u) = undergraduate, (g) = graduate, (f) = faculty

      Virtual Room 1Virtual Room 2Virtual Room 3Virtual Room 4
       4:00-5:00 Invited Address:
      Ken Ono (University of Virginia)
      Why Does Ramanujan, “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” Matter?
       5:15-5:35 
      Values of Dirichlet Series
      How Much Curvature is in a Knot?
      Jacobsthal’s Ladder
      Social Distancing on the Chessboard
       5:45-6:05 
      Application of Direct Fourier Filtering for the Exact Observability of a Wave Equation
      Energies of a knot
      Explorations With The Tribonacci Sequence 1, 1, 1, 3, 5, 9, ....
      An Examination of Dn Networked-Numbers Games
       6:15-6:35 
      Analysis of Boundary Observability of Strongly Coupled One-Dimensional Wave Equations with Mixed Boundary Conditions
      Detecting Gerrymandering with Computational Algorithms
      How to do representation theory by putting numbers in boxes
      Statistics to Spare
       6:45-7:00 Announcement of KYMAA’s 2021 Distinguished Teaching Award Winner
       7:00-7:45 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award Address:
      Lisa Holden (Northern Kentucky University)
      26 Years of Teaching: A Series of Fortunate Events
    • Schedule for Saturday, March 27

      (h) = high school, (a) = alum, (u) = undergraduate, (g) = graduate, (f) = faculty

      Virtual Room 1Virtual Room 2Virtual Room 3Virtual Room 4
       9:15-9:50 2020 Distinguished Teaching Award Address:
      Jeffrey Heath (Centre College)
      A Random Walk Through Sports Analytics
       10:00-10:20 Section Officer Elections: There are several KYMAA officer positions that are up for election this year. Please see the pdf file for a list of the officer positions, terms, duties, and current slate of nominees. We will also be accepting nominations from the floor at the time of the elections.
       10:30-10:50 
      Melodies As Curves
      Developing a Simplistic Model for COVID-19
      Hackers Byte: Developing a Course on Cryptography and Python
      The Lower-Rational-Limit Upper-Irrational-Limit Topology
       11:00-11:20 
      Surface Art in Mathematica
      An Exploration in the Tools of Options Pricing
      Ryan Gipson (f), Campbellsville U
      A Characterization of Puiseux Algebras with Bounded Factorization
      Andy Martin (r), KSU (retired)
      All Math Teachers should visit 3Blue1Brown
       11:30-11:50 
      The Normalized Measure of Simplicial Solid Angles
      A Statistical Analysis of COVID-19 Deaths Using Multi-Regression
      Experiencing the Thrill of Formulating and Solving Problems with GeoGebra
       12:00-1:00 Invited Address:
      Talithia Williams (Harvey Mudd College)
      Data-Driven Decision Making: Now and Imagined
       1:10-1:40 Section Business Meeting
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