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Kristin Duling Qualifier

May 2, 4:30PM, 313 Armstrong

Ms. Kristin Duling will present her dissertation prospectus. All are welcome to her presentation and a question/answer period. Following the presentation, there will be an oral examination open only to the candidate and the PhD committee of the candidate.

Renee Larue Defense

May 2, 10:00 AM, 415 Armstrong

An Analysis of Student Approaches to Solving Optimization Problems in First Semester Calculus

The purpose of this dissertation is to investigate how students think about and understand optimization problems in first semester calculus. To solve an optimization problem,

Fuller & Deshler Receive NSF Grant

April 29

In 2012, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, an advisory group of the nation’s leading scientists and engineers appointed by President Obama, identified the need for more college graduates with degrees in science, technology, engineering and


Professor Zijian Diao

April 26, 3:00 PM, 315 Armstrong

Trigonometry Revisited or: If Fourier Had a Quantum Computer

Is sine of 1 degree rational? At a glance this question seems light years away from quantum computing, a cutting-edge research area where computer science meets quantum mechanics. Surprisingly, this question

Professor Megan Wawro

April 22, 3:30 PM, 306 Armstrong

Research on the Learning and Teaching of Diagonalization and Eigentheory

My research focuses on the learning and teaching of linear algebra. In addition to characterizing student reasoning at both the individual and collective levels, I work to develop curriculum and

Professor David Offner

April 21, 4:00 PM, 315 Armstrong

Characterizing Cop-Win Graphs and Their Properties Using a Corner Ranking Procedure

Cops and Robber is a two-player vertex pursuit game played on graphs. Some number of cops and a robber occupy vertices of a graph, and take turns moving between adjacent vertices.