Math Faculty Active at Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego - January 9-12, 2013

Several faculty from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science participated in the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, California, January 9-12.  Assistant Provost Rick Gillman participated in the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Board of Governors meeting, attended several committee meetings, and organized the MAA Section Officers session.  Associate Professor Ken Luther attended a meeting of the national Math Across the Disciplines committee, participated in grant and advisory board meetings, and took part in a workshop for Webwork. Associate Professor Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo organized a panel on "Benefits of Undergraduate Research for Faculty" and was on the organizing team for the national MAA undergraduate poster session, which had over 300 submissions.  Several faculty also gave presentations: Assistant Professor Tiffany Kolba gave a talk on "A Systematic Lyapunov Construction for Proving Noise-Induced Stabilization," Assistant Professor Alex Capaldi spoke about "Teaching Complex Variables with an Inverted Classroom," and Assistant Professor Lara Pudwell gave an invited presentation on "Pattern Avoidance in Rook Monoids."  Pudwell, Gillman, and Assistant Professors Daniel Maxin and Paul Drube also hosted a reunion dinner for student participants in the 2012 Valparaiso Experience in Research by Undergraduate Mathematicians Program.