# Undergraduate Mathematics SymposiumSaturday, November 12, 2022University of Illinois at Chicago

Organized by David Dumas, Julius Ross, and Kevin Tucker

The Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium at UIC is an annual one-day meeting focusing on undergraduate mathematical research and education. The meeting features plenary lectures by mathematical researchers and a poster session where students present results from undergraduate mathematical research projects.

After running as an online conference in 2020 and 2021, we are pleased to announce that the 2022 UMS will be held in person on the UIC campus. It will also be possible to attend the plenary lectures remotely, using a zoom link that will be provided to registered participants; however, it will not be possible to participate in the poster session remotely.

### Plenary speakers

• Marissa Kawehi Loving (U Wisconsin)
On automorphisms of the k-curve graph and building mathematical collaborations
Abstract: One of my favorite parts of being a mathematician is doing math with others, but the process of mathematical collaboration is often shrouded in mystery. How are new collaborations formed? How are they sustained? How do you make sure your collaborations are healthy and nourishing? In this talk, I'll share some of the ways my research collaborations have come to be, starting with a project that kicked off during the 2018 Summer@ICERM undergraduate research program.
• Ronnie Nagloo (UIC)
Fun with transcendental numbers and functions
Abstract: A real or complex number is said to be algebraic if it is a solution of an equation F(x)=0, where F is a polynomial in one variable with rational coefficient. For example, √2 is algebraic since it is a solution of x2-2=0. On the other hand, a real or complex number is said to transcendental, if it is not algebraic. The most famous examples of such are e and π. Even though nearly all real and complex numbers are transcendental, very few numbers have been proven to be transcendental. This talk will be an excursion in the field of transcendental numbers as well as their counterparts in the world of functions.

### Poster session

Undergraduates who have completed an REU, summer program, or other supervised mathematical research experience can apply to present a poster at UMS.

Applications for posters at the 2022 UMS have closed. We are reviewing the applications received and will notify applicants shortly.

### Attending the symposium

Everyone is welcome to attend, but please register so we know to expect you.

• Funding: We do not have travel funding for non-presenter participants.
• Remote participation: Registered participants will receive a zoom link that will allow remote viewing of the plenary lectures (but not the poster session). But please let us know by email if you know in advance you will participate remotely, since that will help in planning in our planning of seating, room layout, and food.

### Schedule and locations

The symposium will be held on UIC's east campus. Sign-in, plenary lectures, and lunch will be in the Science and Engineering Offices (SEO) building. The poster sessions will be in the Math and Science Learning Center (MSLC) which is located on the third floor of the Science and Engineering South (SES) building.

The schedule of events is shown below:

Time Event Location Saturday, November 12 9:00 - 9:30am Sign-in and coffee SEO 300 9:30am Ronnie Nagloo - Fun with transcendental numbers and functions SEO 636 10:45am Morning poster session MSLC room in SES 12:00pm Lunch SEO 300 1:30pm Marissa Kawehi Loving - On automorphisms of the k-curve graph and building mathematical collaborations SEO 636 2:45pm Afternoon poster session MSLC room in SES 4:00pm Symposium ends

### Diversity statement

The UMS values diversity and inclusion. Regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geographic background, religion, political ideology, language, or culture, we expect all members of this conference to contribute to a respectful, welcoming, and inclusive environment for every other participant. Be mindful of different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, as well as different political ideologies and religious beliefs.

Any instance of a participant not adhering to this standard should be reported to one of the organizers. Those who do not adhere will be removed from the symposium without the possibility of appeal.

### Acknowledgment

UMS is supported in part by the following grants from the National Science Foundation: NSF RTG 2037569, DMS 1348092 CAREER.

### Contact

David Dumas (ddumas@uic.edu)