Mathematical Association of America (MMA) 2023

MMA Poster 2023SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2023

The meeting provides a great opportunity to learn about interesting and entertaining areas of mathematics as well as to network with other students and professors. Student presenters receive complimentary registration and Saturday luncheon, plus a one-year membership to the MAA or (for those who are current members) a free book.

Featured Speakers

Dr. Edray Goins

9:10-10:00 AM Clocks, Parking Garages, and the Solvability of the Quintic: A Friendly Introduction
to Monodromy
In this talk, we give a gentle introduction to a historical mathematical concept that relates calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, and group theory into one neat theory called “monodromy.”

Anthony Varilly-Alvarado

2:50-3:40 PM Using geometry to repair data losses: dealing with hard-drive failures in large server clusters
Geometry has a role to play in the design of codes with locality properties. Anthony will explain how to use algebraic surfaces to both reinterpret constructions of optimal codes already found in the literature and to find new locally recoverable codes.

Dr. Omayra Ortega

1:45-2:35 PM Who are we Serving with our
Scholarship: A Covid Model Case Study
Why are publications in peer-reviewed journals one of the most important measures of success in our field? I will give examples of ways to use your research, regardless of the field, in service to your students, your institution, and your community using the example of recent student work in
Covid modeling.

Dr. Anastasia Chavez

10:10-11:00 AM Matroids, Positroids, and Beyond!
Matroids are fundamental combinatorial objects with connections to many areas of mathematics: algebraic geometry, cluster algebra, coding theory, polytopes, and physics... just to name a few.

Rick Luttmann

3:50-4:40 PM The Brocard Miracles
French meteorologist Henri Brocard posed a challenge: find points in a triangle with the property that the three segments joining such points to the triangle’s vertices make equal angles (in either the clockwise or counter-clockwise direction) with the triangle’s sides. The challenge has led to an amazing sequence of almost mystical results

This event is co-organized by SRJC. The MAA Golden Section is our regional branch of the Mathematical Association of America that includes, Northern California, Northern Nevada, Hawaii, and all of the US Protectorate Pacific Islands such as Guam. 

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