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Student Conference Participation

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The majority of our students present research at conferences. We take a large contingent of students every year to the Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference in April.  Many individuals also present their work at the Festival of Science. Our computer science students regularly attend programming competitions as well as the annual CCSCNE Conference.  A sample of recent student participation in additional conferences appears below. Of course, our faculty regularly make professional presentations at conferences all over the world. Consult the faculty directory and faculty web pages for more information on faculty conference participation.

Recent Student Conference Participation:

  • On January 4 – 7,2012 six faculty members and four students gave presentations at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston.  SLU Professors Dan Look, Patti Lock, Robin Lock, Duncan Melville, Michael Schuckers, and Sam Vandervelde gave talks. Student Lauren Stemler gave a talk titled “Representations of Graphs Modulo N. Students”,  Cassidy Griffin, Richard Powell, and Brendan Gorman gave a poster presentation titled “Obtainability of Strong Orientations: Creating an Efficient Network of One-Way Streets”.
  • On September 4, 2011 ten attended a Mathematics Jeopardy contest: a team of 3 students; Sachi Hashimoto '14, Roelof Groenewald '14, and Hannah VanParys '12 and 5 students, Brynn Hagen '12, Sachi Hashimoto '14, Nancy Decker '11, Jim Curro '12, and John Goheen '12  presented their research.
  • Associate Professor of Statistics Michael Schuckers and Lauren Brozowski '11 each gave presentations on their research at the Joint Statistical Meetings, which was held in Miami, July 2011 . Schuckers presented his research on the National Hockey League draft system and Brozowski presented work that the pair did, analyzing rates of penalties called in the NHL. Brozowski was a member of the St. Lawrence women's ice hockey team and earned her degree in mathematics.
  • Several students attended a pre-conference workshop on developing mobile phone applications for CS0 using Google's mobile phone software, ANDRIOD.   Three of our students, Geoff Baum, Tansy Peplau, and Nancy Decker, participated in the CCSCNE programming contest and placed 12th out of 28 schools. 

Other Student Conference Participation

Computer Science Students Participate in the Annual ACM Programming Contest
On Saturday, October 22, 2016 Dr. Choong-Soo Lee took eight computer science students to Clarkson University to participate in the annual ACM Programming Contest. The contest originally started at Texas A & M in 1970. It spread through North America and has branches and chapters throughout the world. “The contest fosters creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enables students to test their ability to perform under pressure. Quite simply, it is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world.” Khang Le ('19), Evan Page ('18), Taylor Pellerin ('17), Nevaan Perera ('19), Christopher Roy ('19), Madison Rusch ('17), Kaden Weaver ('17), and Yuxi Zhang ('18) were among 10 teams from schools including Clarkson University, Middlebury College, St. Lawrence University, and University of Vermont. All teams spent four hours working to solve six challenging problems. Christopher Roy ('19) and Madison Rusch ('17) solved two problems, earning 4th place at the site, while Nevaan Perera ('19), Kaden Weaver ('17), and Yuxi Zhang ('18) solved one problem, earning 6th place at the site.

  • Lauren Stemler '12 • Receives a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She will be working on a graph theory project titled Vertex
  • James Douglass  • DrupalCom Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 2010
  • Two teams participated in the Computer Science Programming Competition, Potsdam, NY, March 2010
  • Nancy Decker, Alex Fisher, David Tersegno • Math Jeopardy winners, St. Lawrence Valley Mathematics Symposium, Potsdam, NY, February 2010
  • Melissa Rogers • Nebraska Undergraduate Conference for Women in Mathematics, Lincoln, NE, January 2010
  • Jamie Perconti • “On Ramsey Numbers for Sets Avoiding Prescribed Differences”, Integers Research Conference, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA, October 2009
  • Andy Rampersaud • “Functional Impact of Single Amino Acid Variants of Natural Killer Cell Receptor KIR3DL1/S1”, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD, August 2009
  • Adrienne Woodworth • “Combating Obesity Trends in Teenagers through Persuasive Mobile Technology”, UC-Santa Cruz, August 2009
  • David Tersegno • "Detecting Atmospheric Nitrous Oxide Using a µm 4.54  Quantum Cascade Laser", MIRTHE, Princeton University, August 2009
  • Thang Huynh • “Spectral Properties of an Octahedron and 3 Orthogonal Exponentials of a Disk”, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, August 2009
  • Tansy Peplau • "Hyperspectral Image Processing for Face Recognition", Montclair, NJ, August 2009
  • Melissa Rogers • Carleton College Summer Mathematics Program for Women, July 2009