Spring 2024

Monday, January 22nd
Matthew Jones, Yale Institute for Network Science
Graph Colorings: How to Make Maps and Work Together

What does a completed Sudoku look like? How many colors do you need to color a map of the United States? How many radio stations can fit in Pennsylvania? Graph colorings are mathematical objects that are all around us, hiding just underneath the surface. In this talk, I will explain what graph colorings are and why they matter to puzzlers, cartographers, radio DJs, and mathematicians. After learning about some famous results like the 4-Color Theorem, we will see what graph colorings can teach us about how groups of people work together to solve problems.

11:30am
Tome 117
Pizza provided

Tuesday, January 23rd
Melissa Innerst, Juniata College
The Bayesian Paradigm: A New Way of Thinking About Statistics

Bayesian statistics, named for Reverend Thomas Bayes, is based on the Bayesian interpretation of probability where probability expresses a degree of belief in an event. This is an alternative to the frequentist paradigm of statistics taught in most undergraduate statistics courses. This talk will discuss the major differences between the two paradigms, demonstrate the mechanics of basic Bayesian inference through simple examples, and highlight one application of Bayesian statistics in the field of turtle phenology.

Noon
Tome 115
Pizza provided

Monday, April 15th
Mathematics & Computer Science Majors Dinner
Pi Mu Epsilon and Upsilon Pi Epsilon inductions and departmental prizes and awards

6:00pm
HUB Social Hall
Catered Meal by Dining Services

Thursday, April 18th
All Science Symposium Poster Session

4:30pm
HUB Social Hall
Refreshments provided

Tuesday, April 23rd
Departmental Honors Presentation
Dzung Dinh
Talk Title and Abstract - TBD

Noon
Tome 115
Lunch provided

Friday, April 26th
Departmental Honors Presentation
Hailie Mitchell
Talk Title and Abstract - TBD

4:30pm
Tome 115
Refreshments provided

Tuesday, April 30th
Departmental Honors Presentation
Emily Shambaugh
Talk Title and Abstract - TBD

Noon
Tome 115
Lunch provided

Thursday, May 2nd
Departmental Honors Presentation
William Cheng
Talk Title and Abstract - TBD

Noon
Tome 117
Lunch provided

Wednesday, May 8th
Mathematics & Computer Science End of Year Picnic

Noon
Rector Courtyard (Rain Location: Rector Atrium)
BBQ lunch provided