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2014
Thursday, May 29th
9:00 AM

Is Your Credit Card Safe?

Nils Wendland, Western Oregon University

Math & Nursing Building (MNB) 104

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

9:25 AM

Reasonable Doubt: Analysis of Quantification Approaches

Kara Tyler, Western Oregon University

Math & Nursing Building (MNB) 104

9:25 AM - 9:45 AM

9:50 AM

I Ain’t Fibin’

Daniel Shelton, Western Oregon University

Math & Nursing Building (MNB) 104

9:50 AM - 10:10 AM

10:15 AM

The Game of Graph Nim

Akaanchya Pradhan, Western Oregon University

Math & Nursing Building (MNB) 104

10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

10:40 AM

There and Back Again

Jesse Aitken, Western Oregon University

Math & Nursing Building (MNB) 104

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

11:05 AM

Playing with Permutations: Examining Mathematics in Children’s Toys

Jillian Johnson, Western Oregon University

Math & Nursing Building (MNB) 104

11:05 AM - 11:25 AM

11:30 AM

Analysis of L’Hopital’s Rule

Logan Emonds, Western Oregon University

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Archimedes’ Second Proposition

Christa Moorhead, Western Oregon University

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Creating Napier’s Logarithms

Kathleen Hess, Western Oregon University

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Lagrange’s Lecture III. On Algebra, Particularly the Resolution of Equations of the Third and Fourth Degree

Chris Hartman, Western Oregon University

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Notes on the Paper “Cayley: On the theory of groups as depending on the symbolic equation θn = 1”

Andy Fry, Western Oregon University

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Oliver Byrne’s Elements

Jillian Johnson, Western Oregon University

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Omar Khayyam and the Quadratic Formula

Derek Zeis, Western Oregon University

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

2:00 PM

Pi Mu Epsilon Induction Ceremony

Akaanchya Pradhan, Western Oregon University

Ackerman (ACK) 141

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

2:15 PM

Cutting Cakes with Linked Preferences

Kathryn Nyman, Western Oregon University

Ackerman (ACK) 141

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

2015
Thursday, May 28th
8:10 AM

Got Trisection

Joy Scott, Western Oregon University

Math & Nursing Building (MNB) 104

8:10 AM - 8:25 AM

8:30 AM

Portfolio Optimization: A Modeling Perspective

Camarie Campfield, Western Oregon University

Math & Nursing Building (MNB) 104

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

8:50 AM

Playing with Abelian Sandpiles

Andy Fry, Western Oregon University

Math & Nursing Building (MNB) 104

8:50 AM - 9:05 AM

9:10 AM

Relating Properties of Symmetry to Group Theory

Amanda Evola, Western Oregon University

Math & Nursing Building (MNB) 104

9:10 AM - 9:25 AM

9:30 AM

List Coloring

Beth Struxness, Western Oregon University

Math & Nursing Building (MNB) 104

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

9:50 AM

Pell’s Equation and Continued Fractions

Kyle Peterson, Western Oregon University

Math & Nursing Building (MNB) 104

9:50 AM - 10:05 AM

10:10 AM

Trapezoidal Numbers

Chris Hartman, Western Oregon University

Math & Nursing Building (MNB) 104

10:10 AM - 10:25 AM

10:30 AM

Race to the Origin

Logan Emonds, Western Oregon University

Math & Nursing Building (MNB) 104

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

10:50 AM

Shooting Pool

Alvaro Francisco Manuel, Western Oregon University

Math & Nursing Building (MNB) 104

10:50 AM - 11:05 AM

11:10 AM

Deck Manipulation Through Perfect Shuffles

Nicole Welch, Western Oregon University

Math & Nursing Building (MNB) 104

11:10 AM - 11:25 AM

11:30 AM

Coding the Enigma Machine

Amanda Hatch, Western Oregon University

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Cryptography in WWII: Germany

Maddie Bode, Western Oregon University

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

History of the NSA

Camarie Campfield, Western Oregon University

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Insolvable Configurations of Peg Solitaire

Christina Moorhead, Western Oregon University

Math & Nursing Building (MNB) 104

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Quantum Cryptology

Khorben Boyer, Western Oregon University
Noë Dotson, Western Oregon University

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Secret Sharing

Mackenzie Koll, Western Oregon University
Ty Phillips, Western Oregon University

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

The Japanese PURPLE MACHINE

Joy Scott, Western Oregon University
Charles McDonald, Western Oregon University

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

WWI and the ADFGX Cipher

Kyle Peterson, Western Oregon University

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Zero-Knowledge Proofs

Anthony Dominguez, Western Oregon University
Andy Fry, Western Oregon University

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Zodiac

Robert Siewell, Western Oregon University

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

2:00 PM

Pi Mu Epsilon Induction Ceremony

Andy Fry, President, Oregon Delta Chapter, Pi Mu Epsilon

Ackerman (ACK) 141

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

2:15 PM

The Kakeya Needle Problem

Kendall Rosales, Western Oregon University

Ackerman (ACK) 141

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

2016
Thursday, May 26th
9:00 AM

Regular Stars, Polygons, and Musical Scales

Mackenzie Koll, Western Oregon University

MNB 104

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

9:15 AM

Examining Ramsey Numbers

Amanda Evola, Western Oregon University

MNB 104

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM

Separability and the Cantor Set

Anthony Dominquez, Western Oregon University

MNB 104

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

9:45 AM

Algorithmic Variants of QR

Sally Peck, Western Oregon University

MNB 104

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

Equations for Bacteria Growth

Svetlana Dyachenko, Western Oregon University

MNB 104

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM

Commuting Pairs in Finite Non-Abelian Groups

Tyler McAfee, Western Oregon University

MNB 104

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

10:45 AM

Food Webs as Interval Competition Graphs

Kayla Vincent, Western Oregon University

MNB 104

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Manipulatives to theory in Knot theory

Brett Hegge, Western Oregon University

MNB 104

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

11:15 AM

Zero-Sum Games

Robert Siewell, Western Oregon University

MNB 104

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM

Spiraling Insects

Kaylee Church, Western Oregon University

MNB 104

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

11:45 AM

Research Based Best Practices for Teaching Mathematics and Improving Math Attitudes

Anny Sheie, Western Oregon University

MNB 104

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM