# Results of REU Research 2013

## REU/MCTP Minisymposium held July 24-25, 2013

Book of Abstracts

Schedule of
Presentations

### Participants

**Mathematical Biology/Ecology/Physiology**Mentors: Jay Walton, Jean Marie Linhart, Josef Sifuentes- Hailey Bodiford, Blackburn College: Modeling Phytoplankton with Switching and in Riverine Systems.
- Jared Brown, St. Olaf College: An Analysis of the Trojan Y-Chromosome Method of Invasive Species Management, slides.
- Kelly O'Bryant, Texas A&M Corpus Christi: Atherosclerosis: Modeling the Effects of Functinoal and Dysfunctional High Density Lipoproteins
- Danielle Rogers, Mississippi State University: Ecosystem Modeling with an Emphasis on Phytoplankton
- Kyle Thicke, Missouri S&T University Modeling Lesion Growth in Atherosclerosis

**Algorithmic Algebraic Geometry**Mentors: J. Maurice Rojas, Kaitlyn Phillipson, Alperen Ergur- Eleanor Anthony, University of Mississippi: Efficient Algorithm for Estimating Amoebae Using Archimedian Tropical Varieties.
- Sheridan Grant, Pomona College: Efficient Algorithm for Estimating Amoebae Using Arcihmedian Tropical Varieties, .
- Erika Refsland, Mills College: Bounding the Number of Components of Positive Zero Sets, slides
- R. Joseph Rennie, Reed College: Bounding the Number of Components of Positive Zero Sets, slides

**Number Theory**Mentors: Matt Young, Riad Masri, Sheng-Chi Liu- Samuel Dittmer, Brigham Young University, Xian (Carrie) Wu, Pomona College: Nodal Domains of Eisenstein Series
- Sam Dittmer, Brigham Young University, Michael Proulx, Harvard University, and Stephanie Seybert, Carnegie Mellon University: Some Arithmetic Problems Related to Class Group L-Functions
- Rachael Wood, Harding University: Zeros of the Eisenstein Series, slides

Algorithmic Algebraic Geometry | Mathematical Modeling in Biology | Number Theory |

Everybody