
Undergraduate and Graduate Student Posters in Mathematics at the 2009 National SACNAS Conference
Undergraduate and graduate students presented posters in mathematics at the 2009 SACNAS National Conference. Cory Colbert, Virginia Commonwealth University, won an Undergraduate Poster Presentation award sponsored by DuPont, for "INVESTIGATION OF THE LOEWNER TRACE"; Laura Strube, University of Texas at Tyler, won an Undergraduate Poster Presentation award sponsored by DuPont, for "MINIMAL SURFACES IN FOUR DIMENSIONAL EUCLIDEAN SPACE"; Andreea Erciulescu, Colorado State University, won an Undergraduate Poster Presentation award sponsored by NSF Mathematical Sciences Institutes, for "SOLVING KAKURO PUZZLES;" and Don Tadaya, Arizona State University, won an Undergraduate Poster Presentation award sponsored by the Sandia National Laboratories, for "THE DYNAMICS OF A SPATIAL CYCLIC COMPETITIONS SYSTEM." The presentations were in the exhibit hall, where fellow students, mathematicians, judges, other scientists and exhibitors could view the posters. The AMS Public Awareness Office provided a packet of math resources and a gift to each presenter. See the list of the 2009 posters.
Math posters and presenters at the 2009 SACNAS conference (award winners in red):
Applied Mathematics:
 "INVESTIGATION OF THE LOEWNER TRACE," Cory Colbert, Virginia Commonwealth University. Corey was also a contestant and Grand Prize winner in the Who Wants to Be a Mathematician game.
 "MINIMAL SURFACES IN FOUR DIMENSIONAL EUCLIDEAN SPACE," Laura Strube, University of Texas at Tyler
 "SOLVING KAKURO PUZZLES," Andreea Erciulescu, Colorado State University
 "THE DYNAMICS OF A SPATIAL CYCLIC COMPETITIONS SYSTEM," Don Tadaya, Arizona State University
 "INFLUENZA VACCINATION SCHEDULING FOR INSTITUTIONAL LIVING ENVIRONMENTS: A COMPARTMENTAL MODELING APPROACH," Peter S. Larson, University of Michigan
 COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF A MICROFUIDIC MIXING CHAMBER FOR USE IN A BIOSENSOR," Jonathan Custodio, Tulane University
 "IMPLEMENTING AND COMPARING LAMBERT SOLVERS FOR TRAJECTORY DESIGN STUDIES AND SPACE MISSION ANALYSES," Paulina Rodriguez, University of California, Santa Cruz and Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, UCLA
 "MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS OF THE FREQUENCY SPECTRUM OF A ONEDIMENSIONAL PHOTONIC CRYSTAL," Antonio Lopez, University of Texas at Arlington
 "ANALYSIS OF THE FREQUENCY SPECTRUM OF A TWOLAYER PHOTONIC CRYSTAL," Ezgihan Baydar, University of Texas at Arlington
 "VACCINATION STRATEGY AND OPTIMAL CONTROL FOR SEASONAL AND H1N1 INFLUENZA OUTBREAK," Prosper Olivia, University of Florida, Gainesville
 "ANALYZING MESOAMERICAN LITHIC ARTIFACTS," Cindy Enrique, California State University Channel Islands
 "MODELING PARTICULATE MATTER BY SMOOTHING SPLINES," Maria Asencio, Cornell University
 "STUDY OF RORTHOGONALITY FOR LATIN SQUARES," Richard Garcia, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, San Juan
 "MORE MONEY, MORE PROBLEMS: VARIATIONS ON THE COIN GAME PUZZLE," Victoria Widowski, California State University Monterey Bay
 "PHYLOGENETIC INEQUALITIES," Alexander Diaz, Sam Houston State University
 "'I'M SMART, BUT I JUST DON'T WANT TO PUT MYSELF OUT THERE': LATINO/A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS' PERSPECTIVES ON MATHEMATICS AND IDENTITY," Maria Zavala, University of Washington
 "DEVELOPING RELATIVE INFECTIVITY PARAMETERS FOR A DYNAMICAL STUDY OF HOSTVIRUS INTERACTIONS IN CRENARCHAEAL SYSTEMS," Meredith Berthelson, University of Montana, Missoula
 "INDECOMPOSABLE POLYHEDRA AND TORIC CODES," Aileen Gaudinez, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Undergraduate Program
 "AN INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN POPULATION ADIPOSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE," Charles Nguyen, University of Texas at Arlington
 "LIST DECODING ALGORITHMS FOR REEDSOLOMON CODES AND THEIR MAXIMUM DECODING RADII," Kimberly Heu, University of Hawaii at Manoa
 "ALGEBRAIC STRUCTURE OF (GENERALIZED) TORIC CODES," Ellen Le, Pomona College
 "A SYSTEMATIC CENSUS OF GENERALIZED TORIC CODES OVER GALOIS FIELDS OF SIZES 4, 5, AND 16," Brian Vega, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
 "CENSUS OF TWO DIMENSIONAL TORIC CODES OVER GALOIS FIELDS OF SIZES 7, 8 AND 9," Abner Ortiz, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
 "THE RELATIVE GAIN ARRAY OF CAYLEY GRAPHS," Suzi Gearheart, Sam Houston State University
 "ON THE FEASIBILITY OF APPLYING REGRESSION ANALYSIS TO DERIVE EDAPHIC PROPERTIES FROM MEDITERRANEAN SOILS," Lisette Milena Gaona Barrera, Universidad Del Turabo, Gurabo, Puerto Rico
 "MULTIVARIATE VANDERMONDE DETERMINANTS AND TORIC CODES," Leyda Almodóvar, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, Leyda was also a contestant in the Who Wants to Be a Mathematician game.
 "MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF BRANCHED CELL LINEAGE: EARLY STAGES OF TUMOR DEVELOPMENT," Monica Villaron, University of California, Santa Cruz
 "DETERMINING ALLOWED AND FORBIDDEN FREQUENCIES FOR PHOTONIC CRYSTALS AND A NUMERICAL IMPLEMENTATION," Ernesto Garcia, University of Texas at Arlington
 "KABAND ATMOSPHERIC CALIBRATION ANALYSIS," Antonio Rodriguez, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Cleveland
 "MODELING OF THE INTERACTIONS OF CRYPTOPHYTE ALGAE AND MYRIONECTA RUBRA," Isaac Velando, Texas A & M University
 "EXPLORING DNA UNKNOTTING BY TYPE II TOPOISOMERASES: A STUDY OF WRITHE," Juliet Portillo, San Franicsco State University
 "AN MSM GONORRHEA TRANMISSION MODEL WITH BEHAVIORAL EFFECTS," Liana MedinaRios, Mount Holyoke College
 "ASSIGNMENT PROBLEM: MATCHING TEACHER ASSISTANTS TO CLASSES," Nancy Tafolla, University of California, Davis
 "COMBINATORIAL BIJECTIONS OF POWER SERIES WITHIN RINGS," Tori Pierce, University of Missouri, St. Louis and Cornell University
 "VON NEUMANN THEOREM AND ITERATIVE APPROXIMATIONS IN R^{N}," Marco Lopez, University of Arizona, Tucson
 "LINKAGE ANALYSIS WITH SIBPAIR DATA," Jaime Ramos, Rice University
Pure Mathematics:
The reviewers of the student mathematics presentation abstracts were: Joe Fred Gonzalez, Jr. (CDCNational Center for Health Statistics), Manuel Berriozabal (University of Texas at San Antonio), Rebecca Garcia (Sam Houston State University), Ken Lau (MIT), John Little (College of the Holy Cross), José Maria Menéndez Goméz (University of Arizona), Kenneth Millett (UC Santa Barbara), Karen RiosSoto (University fo Puerto Rico at Mayaguez) and Jessica Zuniga (Stanford University).
Read more about the 2009 SACNAS National Conference.
 Annette Emerson, AMS Public Awareness Officer

