Capstone Day
Georgia College Mathematics Department
Fall 2013

Schedule of Events
Program
Student Papers

8:00 - 8:40 Registration and Continental Breakfast Health Sciences Building Student Lounge (3rd Floor)
8:40 - 9:00 Opening Remarks HSB 300
9:00 - 10:10 Parallel Session I HSB 300
9:00-9:20 Jodeci Wheaden An Application of Algebraic Geometry in Control Theory
9:25-9:45 Sally Gilbreth Using Mathematics to Find Optimal Evacuation Routes
9:50-10:10 Tanner Mortensen Mathematics and Baseball: Rethinking Slugging Percentage
9:00 - 10:10 Parallel Session II HSB 304
9:00-9:20 Brittany Tharpe Talk Your MATH Off: Communicating in the Mathematics Classroom
9:25-9:45 Lydia Ozier Effective Teaching Strategies for Students with Autism
9:50-10:10 Peggy Kimmons Connections throughout the Standards
10:10-10:25 Coffee and Snack Break HSB Student Lounge
10:30 - 11:40 Parallel Session III HSB 300
10:30-10:50 Michael Eubanks Machu Picchu and the Rising Sun
10:55-11:15 Julie Martins An Astronomical Analysis of a Inca Quipu
11:20-11:40 Amanda Schmidt Mathematics in Knots: Quipus Then and Now
10:30 - 11:40 Parallel Session IV HSB 304
10:30-10:50 Lindsey Harrison From Euclid to Present: A Collection of Proofs regarding the Infinitude of Primes
10:55-11:15 Katelyn Callahan The Impact of the Allied Cryptographers on World War II: Cryptanalysis of the Japanese and German Cipher Machines
11:20-11:40 Rujeko Chinomona Equilibrium, Stability and Dynamics of Magnetocapillary Swimmers
11:40-12:40 Lunch HSB 314
12:45 - 1:55 Parallel Session V HSB 300
12:45-1:05 Zach Monaco Olympic Coloring: Go for the Gold
1:10-1:30 Katy Hill Classifying Lie Algebras for Abelian Groups Zn and Zm × Zn
1:35-1:55 Tricia Swift Algebraic Understanding of College Algebra Students through Story Problems
12:45 - 1:55 Parallel Session VI HSB 304
12:45-1:05 Miles Daly Symmetry Analysis of Inca Textiles and Ceramics
1:10-1:30 Matthew Hilliard Investigation of the Interactions of Argon Particles in a Closed Container
1:35-1:55 Monica Pescitelli Lotka Volterra Predator-Prey Model with a Predating Scavenger
2:00-2:15 Closing Remarks HSB 300