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Upcoming Seminars and Events in Mathen-usFri, 02 May 2014 11:56:44 -0400SUMMA Research Experience in Mathematics
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<h1>SUMMA Research Experience in Mathematics </h1> <p><em>Strengthening Underrepresented Minorities in Mathematical Achievement Summer Research Opportunity</em></p> <div><div style="text-align: center;">Interdisciplinary Research in Mathematics and its Applications in Sciences</div><strong><div style="text-align: center;"><strong>Program Dates: Six weeks between June 5 – August 20, 2014</strong></div></strong><p> This program is a part of the National Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (NREUP) funded by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the National Science Foundation Division of Mathematical Sciences (NSF-DMS), and the National Security Agency (NSA). </p><p><strong>Program Director:</strong> Dr. Aihua Li, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Montclair State University Office: Richardson 218, Phone: <a href="tel:9736557271">973-655-7271</a>, Email: <a href="mailto:lia@mail.montclair.edu">lia@mail.montclair.edu</a> </p><p><strong> Funding:</strong> $4400 per person + meal stipend + commuting stipend + conference travel support. </p></div><div><h2>Student Responsibility:</h2><ul><li>This is a full-time research internship. </li><li>Students are expected to spend at least four hours each day on campus during the daily sessions (weekdays). </li><li>Beyond the regular daily meetings with the faculty mentor, each student is expected to spend </li><li>2-4 hours each day for independent research or work with group partners. </li><li>Each student will make an oral presentation and submit a final report at the end of the program. </li><li>Students will develop a research paper for publication in the near future. </li></ul></div><div><h2>Student Qualification:</h2><ul><li>Undergraduate minority students (African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Pacific Islanders) majoring in mathematics</li><li>GPA of at least 3.0</li><li>U.S. citizen or permanent resident</li><li>Commitment for full time research during the six weeks</li><li>Interested in mathematics research</li><li><em>Completion of Calculus II and Linear Algebra is preferred, but not mandatory</em></li></ul></div><div>Please send in your application, which can be downloaded on the right, by May10, 2014 to Dr. Aihua Li by email or fax. Please send in your applications as soon as you can. Review of applications will start from the middle of April 2014 until the positions are filled.</div>Fri, 02 May 2014 11:56:44 -0400http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=12872&ChannelID=249Masters Thesis Defense - Joseph Fiordilino
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<h1>Masters Thesis Defense - Joseph Fiordilino</h1> <p><em>On the effect of temperature and pressure on the flow of non-homogeneous fluids</em></p> <ul><li><strong>When</strong>: Friday, May 9, 11:00am</li><li><strong>Where</strong>: RI-224A</li><li><strong>Advisory Committee Chair:</strong> Ashwin Vaidya</li><li><strong>Committee Members</strong>: Dr. Bogdan Nita and Dr. Mehrdad Massoudi</li></ul>Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:03:28 -0400http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=12858&ChannelID=249Masters Thesis Defense - Matthew Jakubowski
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<h1>Masters Thesis Defense - Matthew Jakubowski</h1> <p><em>Partial Colorings of Graphs</em></p> <ul><li><strong>When</strong>: Friday, May 2, 12:00pm</li><li><strong>Where</strong>: RI-224A</li><li><strong>Advisory Committee Chair:</strong> Jonathan Cutler</li><li><strong>Committee Members</strong>: Dr. Aihua Li and Dr. Diana Thomas</li></ul><div><div><strong>Abstract:</strong> Recently, there has been great interest in counting the</div><div>number of homomorphisms from a graph G into a fixed image graph H. For</div><div>this thesis, we let H be a complete graph on three vertices with</div><div>exactly one looped vertex. Homomorphisms from a graph G to this H</div><div>correspond to partial proper two-colorings of the vertices of G. We</div><div>are mainly interested in finding which graphs maximize the number of</div><div>partial two-colorings given a graph with n vertices and m edges. The</div><div>general result is given for all graphs with m+1 at most n as well as</div><div>some enumerative results for some very common graphs.</div></div>Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:57:05 -0400http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=12857&ChannelID=249Seminar - Dr. Roy Goodman, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NJIT
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<h1>Seminar - Dr. Roy Goodman, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NJIT</h1> <p><em>Recent Projects in the NJIT Applied Math Capstone Lab</em></p> <div>Date: Wednesday, April 30th</div><div>Time: 3-4pm</div><div>Place: RI 222</div><h2>Abstract: </h2><div>Undergraduate applied math majors at NJIT take a two-semester "Capstone" course as the culmination of their studies. This course aims to integrate laboratory experiments with the major tools of applied mathematics: modeling, numerics, and analysis. I will give an overview of the course, and describe some of the experiments that my colleagues and I have run there. I will focus on several mechanics experiments that I have run: dynamical bias in the coin toss, an analog model of chaotic scattering of solitary waves, and the formation of NLS kink solitons on a damped and parametrically forced chain of pendulums. The lab has support from an NSF grant, and the experiments are run using a variety of high tech and low: high-speed digital video, MATLAB, lasers, tin cans, christmas ornaments, and superballs.</div>Mon, 28 Apr 2014 14:10:36 -0400http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=12847&ChannelID=249Masters Thesis Defense - Robert Moore
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<h1>Masters Thesis Defense - Robert Moore</h1> <p><em>Geometrical prediction models of visceral adipose tissue</em></p> <ul><li><strong>When</strong>: Thursday, May 1, 4:00pm</li><li><strong>Where</strong>: RI-224A Sokol Seminar Room</li><li><strong>Advisory Committee Chair:</strong> Diana Thomas, Ph.D.</li><li><strong>Committee Members</strong>: Steven Heymsfield, M.D., Andrew McDougall, Ph.D.</li></ul>Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:15:15 -0400http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=12792&ChannelID=249Seminar
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<h1>Seminar</h1> <p><em>Rachael Welder from Hunter College, Task Design for Preparing Elementary Teachers: An Illustrative Example in the Context of Fractions on April 17 at 11:00am RI-224 </em></p>Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:22:48 -0400http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=12778&ChannelID=249Doctoral Dissertation Defense - Mark Russo
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<h1>Doctoral Dissertation Defense - Mark Russo</h1> <p><em>Quantitative Literacy and High School Mathematics: The Evolution of a Collaboratively Constructed Course and its Impact on Students’ Attitudes and Numeracy</em></p> <ul><li><strong>When</strong>: Thursday, April 10, 3:15pm</li><li><strong>Where</strong>: RI-234</li><li><strong>Advisory Committee Chair:</strong> <span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; text-align: justify;">Mika Munakata</span></li><li><strong>Committee Members</strong>: <span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; text-align: justify;">Eileen Fernandez, Kathryn Herr</span></li></ul>Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:37:49 -0400http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=12738&ChannelID=249Seminar
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<h1>Seminar</h1> <p><em>April 16, Dr. S. Mukhopadhyay, Postdoc, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Yale University</em></p>Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:29:13 -0400http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=12644&ChannelID=249The Fifth Annual Physics and Art Exhibition
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<h1>The Fifth Annual Physics and Art Exhibition </h1> <p><em>Any photographs on themes at the intersection of arts and science are acceptable! Unlimited Entries!</em></p> <p>The Department of Mathematical Sciences invites you to participate in the 5<sup>th</sup> Annual Physics and Art Photo Contest. Any photographs on themes at the intersection of arts and science are acceptable. A brief write-up describing the picture and its motivations is also requested. You can provide as many entries as you wish. The deadline for submission is April 11<sup>th</sup> 2014. Selected photographs will be chosen for the exhibition which will be held on May 2<sup>nd</sup>, 2014 at University Hall in conjunction with the Showcase for Teaching and Learning organized by the Research Academy for University Learning at MSU. An interdisciplinary panel of judges will select the top three photographs who will receive awards at the event. The entries will be evaluated on the quality of the picture and the accompanying essays.</p> <h2>Checklist for Submission</h2> <ol> <li>8x10 print of your photograph.</li> <li>1 page typed write-up (times,12pt, double spaced) about the photograph. The essay should discuss the motivation, as well as art-science connection in the image.</li> <li>Submit an electronic version of the image in any standard format to Dr. Ashwin Vaidya (<a href="mailto:vaidyaa@mail.montclair.edu">vaidyaa@mail.montclair.edu</a>).</li> <li>The deadline for the submissions is <strong>Friday, April 11<sup>th</sup> by 5pm</strong>.</li> </ol>Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:38:49 -0400http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=12640&ChannelID=249[SEMINAR] Search, Project Adoption and the Fear of Commitment
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<h1>[SEMINAR] Search, Project Adoption and the Fear of Commitment</h1> <p><em>March 19, 2014, 3:00pm, Dr. Vidya Atal, Asst. Professor, Dept. Economics and Finance, MSU</em></p> We examine project adoption decisions of firms constrained in the number of projects they can handle at once. Adopting a project requires a commitment of uncertain duration, restricting the firm from adopting another project in subsequent periods. Such capacity constraints create a “fear of commitment”–some positive return projects are not adopted. In a sequential move dynamic game, the first mover strategically rejects some projects that are then adopted by the second mover, even when both firms are symmetric and equally informed. We study the effects of competition on the fear of commitment, and compare the jointly optimal adoption decision to the behavior of strategic non-cooperative firms.Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:21:46 -0400http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=12633&ChannelID=249