University of Texas at Austin

Sixteen times in the past, undergraduate students have gathered in Huntsville, Tyler, San Antonio, Beaumont, and "the cloud" to talk about math, play games, and network with students and faculty from around the state of Texas. This year, we will meet in Austin!

Abstract submission is now closed. If you still wish to register for the conference please contact Theresa Martines.

Best Western Plus Austin Central, 919 E Koenig, Austin TX

To register, call 512.454.1144 or book online using your preferred travel booking web site. Parking, breakfast and WiFi are included at the hotel.

The initial registration deadline was September 28, 2022. Students who registered before this deadline will be provided rooms (booked and paid for) by the conference. Students who register after September 28, as well as faculty, will need to make their own hotel arrangements.

Receipts for registration costs will be available at the registration table Friday night and Saturday morning.

The hotel is just over three miles away from the conference building. Parking on or near the UT Austin campus for the event is available for a fee. Although street parking is free and some lots are open to anyone on the weekends, spots are not always available. A recommended option is to use the on-campus parking garages. Locations and costs for these garages can be found on this map. Speedway (SWG) and 27th Street (TSG) are the closest garages to the Math building (PMA). Parking meters for short-term street parking (up to 2 hours) are available; more information can be found at this site.

(UPDATE) For those planning to use the parking garages: when you pull into these garages you will be given a paper ticket. Bring this ticket with you to the registration table and the conference will exchange it for a pre-paid card at no cost to you. These pre-paid cards will be available Friday night and Saturday until they run out, so please exchange your paper ticket right when you arrive for the day!

Our invited speakers are ** Dr. Alicia Prieto-Langarica**, Associate Director of Project NExT, Associate Editor of La Matematica, and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Director of Academic Programs at the Sokolov Honors College at Youngstown State University, and

** Dr. Alicia Prieto-Langarica** is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Youngstown State University and the Director for Academic Programs at the Sokolov Honors College also at Youngstown State University. She received her Undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2008 and her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2012. Dr. Prieto-Langarica’s research is in the intersection of mathematics and biology, specifically problems related to the medical field. Recently she started conducting research in data science, mathematics education, and public policy. Dr. Prieto-Langarica has been recognized with awards such as the Herny L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching from the Mathematical Association of America in 2019. She was also among the 3 MVPs at the Mahoning Valley Young Professionals 25 under 35 Award in 2017 and was a finalist for the Athena Award in 2019.

** Dr. Samuel Ivy** is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX. He is a proud alumnus of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA where he received his Bachelors degree in Mathematics. He later earned his Masters and Ph.D in Mathematics from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. As a native of Memphis, TN, Dr. Ivy has always possessed a passion in promoting STEM interest among historically underrepresented and underserved groups. After graduate school, he served as the Director for the Center for Leadership and Diversity in STEM at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY. This allowed him to facilitate STEM workshops to middle and high school students nationally, and internationally, while mentoring undergraduates interested in STEM pathways. For this work, Dr. Ivy was recognized as a 2019 Modern-Day Technology Leader by the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) STEM Global Competitiveness Conference. In addition to being spotlighted in several news articles promoting STEM, he was proud to be featured on the website Mathematically Gifted & Black. Dr. Ivy enjoys teaching, mentoring, and working with undergraduates. He currently serves at the Student Activities Director for the MAA Texas Section Executive Committee. His research interests include the promotion of the diversity in STEM, Lie Theory and Symmetric spaces.

Friday, October 28, 2022

Time | Event | Location |
---|---|---|

5:00 - 7:00 pm | Registration and Welcome | Physics, Math, Astronomy Building - Foyer |

6:00 - 8:00 pm | Pizza and Games | Physics, Math, Astronomy Building - 5th Floor |

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Time | Event | Location |
---|---|---|

8:00 - 9:00 am | Registration | Physics, Math, Astronomy Building - Foyer |

9:00 - 9:55 am | Contributed Presentations | Physics, Math, Astronomy Building - 5th Floor: 5.114, 5.116, 5.118, 5.120, 5.122 |

10:10 - 10:25 am | Welcome | Welch Hall - Room 3.502 |

10:25 - 11:25 am | KeynoteAlicia Prieto-LangaricaYoungstown State Univesrity |
Welch Hall - Room 3.502 |

11:25 am - 12:40 pm | Lunch | Physics, Math, Astronomy Building - 5th Floor |

12:40 - 1:45 pm | Panel Discussions | Physics, Math, Astronomy Building - 5th Floor: 5.112, 5.114, 5.118, 5.122 |

1:50 - 3:05 pm | Contributed Presentations | Physics, Math, Astronomy Building - 5th Floor: 5.114, 5.116, 5.118, 5.120, 5.122 |

3:20 - 4:10 pm | Invited AddressSamuel IvyUniversity of Mary Hardin Baylor |
Welch Hall - Room 3.502 |

4:10 - 4:15 pm | Closing Remarks | Welch Hall - Room 3.502 |

*Click on the talk for its abstract.* Panel Discussions have no abstracts.

- Welch Hall - Room 3.502
- (10:25-11:25am)

**Dr. Alicia Prieto-Langarica**, Youngstown State University

*TBA* - (3:20-4:10pm)

**Dr. Samuel Ivy**, University of Mary Hardin Baylor

*TBA*

*Each panel session will run twice – once from 12:40-1:10pm and then from 1:15-1:45pm, so that each TUMC participant can attend two panels!*

- PMA 5.114
*Applying to Graduate School***Dr. Nick Long**, Stephen F. Austin State Univesity (moderator)**Dr. Justin Lynd**, University of Louisiana at Lafayette**Dr. Ken Richardson**, Texas Christian University**Maiyu Diaz**, graduate student, Texas Christian University

- PMA 5.118
*The REU Experience***Dr. Ian Martines**, St. Mary’s University (moderator)**Dr. Alicia Prieto**, Youngstown State University**Aislinn Smith**, undergraduate student, University of Texas at Austin**Candice Hamilton**, undergraduate student, Stephen F. Austin State University

- PMA 5.122
*Jobs Outside of Academia***Professor Alisa Walch**, University of Texas at Austin, Actuarial Science (moderator)**Casey Donnellan**, Donnellan Games LLC, Video Game Developer**Noureen Khan**, University of North Texas at Dallas, Real Estate Finance

- PMA 5.112
*Graduate School Fair*- Stephen F. Austin State University
- Tarleton State University
- Texas Christian University
- Texas State University
- University of Louisiana at Lafayette
- University of Texas at San Antonio
- University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

- PMA 5.114 - Probability & Statistics
- (9:00-9:15am)

**Kaitlynn Harrylal,**St. Edward's University*The Kelly-Criterion and the Stock Market* - (9:20-9:35am)

**Abigail Williams,**University of Mary Hardin Baylor*Application of Stochastic Processes to Gerrymandering* - (9:40-9:55am)

**Bashir Kalyesubula,**Texas Southern University*Pandemic vs. Epidemic: A Statistical Correlation Study Between COVID-19 and HIV*

- PMA 5.116 - Abstract Algebra
- (9:00-9:15am)

**Preston Tranbarger**, Texas A&M University*Fast Computation of Generalized Dedekind Sums* - (9:20-9:35am)

**Joshua Farley**, Texas Southern University*Areas of Regions Enclosed by Generalized Koch Curves* - (9:40-9:55am)

**Spencer Chapman**, Trinity University*On the application of a generalization of Artin's primitive root conjecture in the theory of monoid rings*

- PMA 5.118 - Applied Math
- (9:00-9:15am)

**Emma Ross**, Trinity University*Effects of prey capture on the swimming and feeding performance of choanoflagellates* - (9:20-9:35am)

**Abigail Perryman**, University of Texas at Austin*A Bohmian Analysis of Energy and Momentum in 1-D Scattering of Relativistic Particles* - (9:40-9:55am)

**Hamza Patwa**, University of Texas at San Antonio*Numerical Study of the 1-D Time Independent Schroedinger Equation*

- PMA 5.120 - Applied Math
- (9:00-9:15am)

**Carlos Montes**, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley*Solution of the Fractional Diffusion Equation* - (9:20-9:35am)

**Michael Attoh**, Tarleton State University*Models of Disease Spread Using Stochastic Processes On Networks* - (9:40-9:55am)

**Cody Drolet, Erin Davis, Vianey Rangel**, Tarleton State University*Predicting Voting Behavior of Minority Groups from Publicly Available Census Data*

- PMA 5.122 - Topology, Real Analysis, Graph Theory, Education
- (9:00-9:15am)

**Aislinn Smith**, University of Texas at Austin*Finding Minimal Splitting Surface of the Ideal Regular Octahedron in the Poincare Ball Topology* - (9:20-9:35am)

**Candice Hamilton**, Stephen F Austin State University*Reliability Analysis of a Tactile Mental Cutting Test for Assessing Spatial Ability in Blind and Low-vision Populations* - (9:40-9:55am)

**Katelyn Buck**, University of Texas at Austin*The Safety Net Problem*

- PMA 5.114 - Probability & Statistics
- (1:50-2:05pm)

**Luis Salazar**, St. Edward's University*A Probabilistic Perspective to Circuitry* - (2:10-2:25pm)

**Joseph Douglas, Derek Hopkins, Dashon Mitchell**, Tarleton State University*Bayesian Methods to Infer Parameters for ODE Models of Disease Spread* - (2:30-2:45pm)

**Natali Ramirez**, St. Edward's University*Probability Associated with Lotería* - (2:50-3:05pm)

**Oghale Okuda**, Tarleton State University*Middle School Students’ Proportional Reasoning During Summer Math Camp*

- PMA 5.116 - Abstract Algebra
- (1:50-2:05pm)

**Benjamin Jeffers**, Trinity University*Linearly Mismatched Mapping Tori Groups are Asynchronously Automatic* - (2:10-2:25pm)

**Kenneth Evans**, University of Houston - Clear Lake*\(O^*\)-Fields* - (2:30-2:45pm)

**McGilley Simons**, Texas Christian University*Pell's Equations: From Bhaskaracarya to Lagrange* - (2:50-3:05pm)

**Carson Vogel**, Southwestern University*Modelling Heat Transfer*

- PMA 5.118 - Applied Math
- (1:50-2:05pm)

**Cody Morgan**, Stephen F. Austin State University*Numerically Approximating Partial Differential Equations (PDEs)* - (2:10-2:25pm)

**Bailey Meche**, University of Louisiana at Lafayette*DiseaseNet: a unified approach to disease detection* - (2:30-2:45pm)

**Avery Campbell, Melanie Little, Gavin McIntosh**, Tarleton State University*Modeling Supraventricular Tachycardia Using Dynamic Computer-Generated Left Atrium* - (2:50-3:05pm)

**Melanie Richey**, Southwestern University*Rats on the Run: Modeling of Hippocampal Cell Activity Using Plasticity*

- PMA 5.120 - Applied Math
- (1:50-2:05pm)

**Dashon Mitchell**, Tarleton State University*Treatment and Resistance of Onchocerciasis: A Mathematical Approach* - (2:10-2:25pm)

**Michael Updike**, University of Texas at Austin*An Inclusive Framework for Describing Dissipation* - (2:30-2:45pm)

**Tobias Ward**, Austin College*Modeling Hanging Chains Using Numerical Methods* - (2:50-3:05pm)

**Darissa Cervantes, Ashley Quiñones**, Sul Ross State University - Rio Grande College*Math en la Frontera*

- PMA 5.122 - Topology, Real Analysis, Graph Theory, Education
- (1:50-2:05pm)

**Allison Dennis**, Texas A&M University*Impact of Student Identity & Classroom Demographic Representation in STEM* - (2:10-2:25pm)

**Peyton Slepekis**, St. Edward's University*Agreement proportion and boxicity for \((2,3)\)-agreeable box societies* - (2:30-2:45pm)

**Ezekiel Cochran**, LeTourneau University*Sequentially Congruent partitions* - (2:50-3:05pm)

**Maiyu Diaz**, Texas Christian University*A Story of Stirling's Formula*

- Eighth Annual TUMC, Nacogdoches, TX
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