virtual conference in ZOOM

Fifteen times in the past, undergraduate students have gathered in Huntsville, Tyler, San Antonio, and Beaumont to talk about math, play games, and network with students and faculty from around the state of Texas. This year, we will have a virtual conference!

There will be no registration fee. Stay tuned for schedule information - coming soon! Until then, please register and submit an abstract for your talk!

Our plenary speaker is ** Dr. Shanise Walker**, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

The Game of Cycles

The Game of Cycles was introduced by Francis Su in his book titled *Mathematics for Human Flourishing* (2020). The game is played on a simple connected planar graph together with its bounded cells, and players take turns marking edges with arrows according to a sink-source rule. The object of the game is to produce a cycle cell, which is a cell surrounded by arrows all cycling in one direction, or to make the last possible move. In this talk, we explore the two-player game for various classes of graphs and determine who has a winning strategy.

** Dr. Shanise Walker** is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She received her Ph.D. from Iowa State University. Her research interests lie in extremal combinatorics and graph theory. She has studied various combinatorics and graph theory problems. She has supervised several undergraduate research projects. Dr. Walker is active in service to the mathematical profession related to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

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

9:00 - 9:15 am | Introduction and welcome |

9:15 - 10:15 am | Plenary address: Dr. Shanise Walker |

10:30 am - 12:20 pm | Student talks |

12:30 - 1:30 pm | Panels: REUs, graduate school, non-academic jobs |

- Breakout Room 1
- (10:30-10:45am)

**Aurod Ounsinegad,**Tarleton State University

*Dynamics of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Infection Rates: A Mathematical Approach* - (10:45-11:00am)

**Hy Dang,**Texas Christian University

*Wound Healing Process Modeling Using Partial Differential Equations and Deep Learning* - (11:00-11:15am)

**Dashon Mitchell & Kaylee Terrell,**Tarleton State University

*A mathematical model for Onchocerciasis and Resistance in Treatment* - (11:15-11:30am)

**Savannah Gonzales,**St. Edward's University

*Network Analysis of Fungal Interactions* - (11:30-11:45am)

**Brandon Amerine & Nicholas Petela,**Tarleton State University

*Understanding Social Determinants of Health using Machine Learning Algorithms* - (11:45am-12:00pm)

**Avery Campbell & Gavin McIntosh,**Tarleton State University

*Supraventricular Tachycardia Study Using a Dynamic Computer-Generated Atria* - (12:00-12:15pm)

**Miles Silberling-Cook,**St. Edward's University

*Erdos's Last Equation*

- Breakout Room 2
- (10:30-10:45am)

**Aaron Ortiz,**The University of Texas at El Paso

*Orbits of Defective Parking Functions: A Recursion and Catalan Convolutions* - (10:45-11:00am)

**Cody Drolet,**Tarleton State University

*Making unbiased maps to pass the "eyeball test" via MCMC redistricting* - (11:00-11:15am)

**Christopher Soto,**Queens College of the City University of New York

*Preferential and k-Zone Parking Functions* - (11:15-11:30am)

**Emily Thompson,**Southwestern University

*Using Neural Ordinary Differential Equations (NODEs) to Create Models of Complex Curves* - (11:30-11:45am)

**Marci Morrell,**St. Edward's University

*Prime Labeling of Extended Ladder Graphs* - (11:45am-12:00pm)

**Khoi Nguyen,**Texas Christian University

*Some properties of Riemannian manifolds of positive scalar curvature*

- Breakout Room 3
- (10:30-10:45am)

**Prithvi "Vee" Kalkunte,**Austin College

*A Window into Persistent Player Structures* - (10:45-11:00am)

**Franco Rey Carlos,**University of Washington, Tacoma

*The Gamification of Financial Markets: Effects from Meme Stocks, Reddit, and the Gamestop Short Squeeze* - (11:00-11:15am)

**Peyton Slepekis,**St. Edward's University

*Agreement proportion and boxicity for (2, 3)-agreeable box societies* - (11:15-11:30am)

**Minh Bui,**Texas Christian University

*Parameter Shrinkage for Estimating Reading Fluency Count Models* - (11:30-11:45am)

**Alexandria Bui,**University of Houston-Clear Lake

*Properties of Convex Figures of Constant Width* - (11:30-11:45am)

**William Koelzer,**Austin College

*On Heating a Square Plate: Solving the Heat Equation with Homogenous Neumann Boundary Conditions using the Crank-Nicolson Method*