The next UMS will be held at UIC on Saturday, October 15, 2016.
Five undergraduates will be given the opportunity to give a 20 minute lecture on their research project, and a poster session will give others the chance to describe their projects. Note that the symposium will not feature group lectures, but only presentations by individuals. A group of students, however, may choose to collectively submit a poster.
In addition to the poster presentation on Saturday, students will also have the opportunity to preview their posters at the weekly UIC math department tea and colloquium reception at 4:00pm on Friday, October 14.
Limited funding for travel and lodging is available to those presenting a lecture or a poster. In order to be considered for funding for travel/lodging, we request that you first apply for funding through your current institution. In addition to completing the registration/application form, the faculty reference you list must send a brief note in support of your application by email to:
For full consideration, the application and faculty support letter must be received by September 9.
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.
|Friday, October 14|
|4:00 - 5:00pm||Poster previews and math department tea in SEO 300|
|Saturday, October 15|
|8:15 - 8:50am||Sign-in and coffee in SEO 300|
|Morning session — Plenary Lectures — SEO 636|
|9:00am||Sarah Koch — Mating habits of polynomials|
|10:00am||Andrew Putman — The geometry of tilings|
|11:00am||Richard Schwartz — 5 points on a sphere|
|12:00pm||Lunch in SEO 300|
|Afternoon Session 1 — Student lectures — SEO 636|
|1:00pm||Stephanie Mui — Isometric Embedding of a Flat Torus in 3D Euclidean space|
|1:30pm||Maithreya Sitaraman — A symmetrization process to characterize Lights Out setups|
|2:00pm||Christian Borst — Probability of Reducibility of Random Polynomials as Degree Increases|
|2:30pm||Coffee break in SEO 300|
|Afternoon session 2 — Student lectures and posters — SEO 636|
|3:00pm||Timothy Alland — A Pattern Avoidance Criteria for Parabolic Fiber Bundle Structures of Schubert Varieties|
|3:30pm||William Vickery — Patterns Relating Self Instersection Number and Word Length for Curves in the Three Punctured Sphere|
|4:00 - 5:00pm||Poster Session in SEO 300|