Women in Mathematics Lecture Series

When: Thursday October 30th, 2014 at 3:30pm

Where: CAS 124

Speaker: Terrian Nowden, NASA Glenn Research Center

Title: From Hands-on to Mathematics to the International Space Station

Abstract: While attending UA I was a non-traditional student, working full-time and attending classes part-time.  Early in my career as a NASA technician, I’d been afforded opportunities to grow and develop my craft; becoming a specialist in the area of micro-miniature techniques.  Deciding to return to college to complete my degree was a surprise to my organization.  Mathematics provided me a new skill, analytical thinking.  I am now a power system analyst for the International Space Station.

 Refreshments will be served at 3:20pm. 

 When: Thursday October 23rd, 2014 at 3:30pm

Where: Schrank Hall North 359

Speaker: May Mei, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Denison University

Title: Modeling Quasicrystals with Dynamical Systems: An Investigation of Periodicity and Quasiperiodicity

Abstract: The mathematical modeling of quasicrystals, whose discovery by Dan Shechtman earned him the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, is a fascinating problem that involves work in different areas of mathematics, and has applications to different areas of science. We are particularly interested in the symbolic dynamics on aperiodic sequences and tilings. In this talk, we trace a brief history of quasicrystals and discuss the surprising interplay between dynamical systems and mathematical physics.

Refreshments will be served at 3:20pm.


When: Thursday October 2, 2014 at 3:00pm

Where: Schrank North 359

Speaker: Rudy Palenik, Casualty Actuarial Society

Title: What do actuaries do? How can you become one?


When: Thursday September 18th, 2014 at 3:30pm

Where: Crouse Hall 210

Speaker: Pamela Harris, Department of Mathematical Sciences, United States Military Academy

Title: My journey to a PhD through the study of representation theory of Lie algebras

Abstract: Dr. Pamela E. Harris is a Mexican-American Davies Research Fellow with dual appointments at the United States Military Academy and the Army Research Lab in Adelphi, MD. Her PhD was conferred by the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee in May 2012. In this talk, Dr. Harris will discuss her journey to receiving her PhD and will focus on introducing her research interests, which concern the representation theory of Lie algebras, in particular as this relates to the area of combinatorics. 

Past Events

Events from 2013 to 2014:

April 24th 2014: WIM lecture by Alicia Prieto Langarica, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Youngstown State University.

WIM lecture April 24

April 2nd 2014: WIM Tea Time.

March 17th 2014: WIM lecture by Alethea Barbaro, Department of Mathematics, Case Western Reserve University.

WIM lecture march 17

March 5th 2014: ORA, Research for Lunch by Malena Espanol, Department of Mathematics, The University of Akron on "MRI-based Classifiers for the Detection of Chiari Malformations".

February 27th 2014:  WIM lecture by Julianne Chung, Department of Mathematics, Virginia Tech .

WIM lecture feb 14

October 14th 2013:  WIM Tea time.

Tea Time October 2013

Events from 2004 to 2012:

Events before 2004