# Results of REU Research 2014

## REU Minisymposium held July 23, 2014

Schedule and Abstracts

### Participants

**Mathematical Biology/Ecology/Physiology**Mentors: Jay Walton, Josef Sifuentes- Taylor McClanahan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Intervention Model for Malaria Slides.
- Matea Alvarado, Sonoma State University: Modeling Cyclophosphamide's Effect on Leukocytes, slides.
- Jane Thompson, Williams College: A Class Structured Mathematical Model for Polio Virus in Nigeria, slides
- Meredith McCormack-Mager, Wellesley College: Inoculation Strategies for Polio: Modeling the Effects of a Growing population on Public Health Outcomesslides

**Algorithmic Algebraic Geometry**Mentors: J. Maurice Rojas, Kaitlyn Phillipson, Alperen Ergur- Paula Burkhardt, Pomona College: Strong Solutions to Smale's 17th Problem for Strongly Sparse Systems, slides.
- Caleb Xavier Bugg, Morehouse College: Binomial Solutions to Smale's 17th Problem and their Application to Chemical Reaction Networks, slides .
- Joann Coronado, Texas A&M Corpus Christi: (Joint with Samuel Perez-Ayala and Bithiah Yuan) Visualizing the A-Discriminant Variety and their Tropicalizations, slides
- Samuel Perez-Ayala, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras: (Joint with Bithiah Yuan and Joann Coronado) Visualizing A-Discriminant Varieties and their Tropicalizations, slides
- Bithiah Yuan, University of Hawaii, Hilo: (Joint with Joann Coronado and Samuel Perez-Ayala)Visualizing A-Discriminant Varieties and their Tropicalizations, slides

**Number Theory**Mentors: Matt Young, Riad Masri, Sheng-Chi Liu- Emily Peirce, Baylor University: (Joint with Katy Weber) Effective Non-vanishing of Class Group L-Functions for Biquadratic CM Fields, slides
- Katy Weber, SUNY Geneseo: (Joint with Emily Peirce) Effective Non-vanishing of Class Group L-Functions for Biquadratic CM Fields, slides
- Oscar Gonzalez, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus: Zeros of Maass Forms, slides
- Robert Cass, University Kentucky: The Chowla-Selberg Formula for Quartic Abelian CM-fields, slides
- Edna Jones, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology: Representations of Ternary Quadratic Forms, slides (
**Note:**Ms. Jones' Senior Thesis, extending and expanding on her REU project work, can be downloaded HERE.)

Algorithmic Algebraic Geometry

Number Theory

Everybody