Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium
Saturday, October 5, 2013
University of Illinois at Chicago

Organized by Alex Austin, David Dumas, and Steven Hurder
This page is about the 2013 symposium.

For the latest symposium information see the UMS home page.

About the symposium

The Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium at UIC is an annual one-day meeting focusing on undergraduate mathematical research and education. The meeting features invited lectures by mathematical researchers and contributed lectures by undergraduates on their own research projects.

The next UMS will be held at UIC on Saturday, October 5, 2013.

  UMS 2013 Poster (PDF)

Download the symposium poster — then email us when you identify its mathematical theme!

Plenary lectures


All symposium events will take place in the Science and Engineering Offices building (SEO) on UIC's East Campus. Registration, lunch and coffee will be provided in room 300, while the lectures will take place in room 636.

Schedule of events

Plenary lectures are 50 minutes and student lectures 20 minutes; breaks of 10 minutes between talks allow for questions and discussion. A catered lunch of sandwiches and salads is provided for all symposium participants.
8:15 - 8:50am Sign-in and coffee in SEO 300
Morning session — Plenary Lectures — SEO 636
8:55am Opening remarks
9:00am Lev Reyzin (UIC) — Three Great Ideas in Computing
10:00am Jim Fowler (Ohio State) — Projective Planes
11:00am Irina Nenciu (UIC) — Modeling with Randomness
12:00pm Lunch in SEO 300
Afternoon Session 1 — Student lectures — SEO 636
1:00pm Ayah Almousa (Wisconsin-Madison) — Counting Polynomials with Given Root Multiplicities
1:30pm Derek Francour (Wisconsin-Madison) — Computing the Shape of Configuration Spaces
2:00pm Weston Ungemach (Chicago) — A Better Bound on the Size of Isospectral Families
2:30pm Kelsey DiPietro (UIC) — Negative Snell's Law
3:00pm Coffee break in SEO 300
Afternoon session 2 — Student lectures — SEO 636
3:30pm Lisa Gullo (Dominican) — Optimal Paths in Graphs with Variable Weights
4:00pm Bradley Lewis Burdick (Ohio State) — A Simplicial Tutte Flows Conjecture
4:30pm Rachel Katz (Chicago) — The Colored Cubes Problem


For further information, please contact David Dumas (ddumas@math.uic.edu).