Hamilton was well-represented at the Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (HRUMC XVIII) on April 16 at Skidmore College when 10 math majors presented talks on a wide range of topics.
Seniors presenting at the conference were:
• Sarah Bray, “Fixed Points and Number Theory”
• Will Eagan, “Model Selection with the Bayesian Information Criterion (BIC) and Akaike's Information Criterion (AIC)”
• Luke Maher, “Grid Knots: A New Knot Construction”
• Alicia Specht, “Mathematics and the Art of M. C. Escher”
• Nathaniel Taylor, “Catch Me If You Can: The Elusive Axioms”
• Maile Thayer, “The Identity Matrix in Relation to other Invertible Matrices”
• Jacobus van der Ven, “Complex Dynamical Systems and Fractal Sets”
• Ke Xu, “The Ups and Downs of Mathematical Waves”
Junior presenters were:
• Louis Boguchwal, “Predator-Prey Network Optimization”
• Gabrielle Goione, “When Absolute Convergence of a Series Fails to Imply Convergence”
The students were accompanied by Professors of Mathematics Rob Kantrowitz and Larry Knop, Associate Professors of Mathematics Sally Cockburn and Michelle LeMasurier, and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Andrew Dykstra.
Each year since 1994, the HRUMC has brought together students and faculty from undergraduate institutions throughout New York and New England. The goal of the conference is to provide an opportunity for undergraduates at all levels to attend and/or present at a professional mathematics meeting. A different participating college hosts the conference each year. It was held at Hamilton in 2002.