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Historical Notes

The Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference began with its inaugural year in 1984 with its purpose to spotlight and celebrate the accomplishments and work of undergraduate mathematicians.


Previous and Future Conference Dates

1st (1984) 2nd (1985) 3rd (1986) 4th (1987) 5th (1988)
6th (1989) 7th (1990) 8th (1991) 9th (1992) 10th (1993)
11th (1994) 12th (1995) 13th (1996) 14th (1997) 15th (1998)
16th (1999) 17th (2000) 18th (2001) 19th (2002) 20th (2003)
21st (2004) 22nd (2005) 23rd (2006) 24th (2007) 25th (2008)
26th (2009) 27th (2010) 28th (2011) 29th (2012) 30th (2013)
• 31st (2014) • 32nd (2015) • 33rd (2016) • 34th (2017) • 35th (2018)



30th Conference (2013)       » web site «
Dates: April 19th and 20th, 2013
Organizers: Allen Holder And Vin Isaia
Speakers and Talks: Thomas Mifflin
The Search for the Underwater Wreckage of Air France Flight 447

Tony Nance
Interactions Between Mathematics, Biology, and Medicine: Advances All Around

Janet Best
The Dynamics of Sleep

29th Conference (2012)       » web site «
Dates: April 13th and 14th, 2012
Organizers: Leanne Holder and Diane Evans
Speakers and Talks: Judy Holdener
Why math is fun: convergence, connections and the great unknown and
Perfect and Abundant Numbers – a Perfect and Abundant Source for Undergraduate Research Projects

Andy Milluzzi
LEGO: The Intersection of Art and Engineering

28th Conference (2011)       » web site «
Dates: March 25th and 26th, 2011
Organizers: Mike Devasher and Leanne Holder
Speakers and Talks: Bryan Shader
Communication Complexity and
Up with determinants

Robert E. Bradley
Sineseeing: a sightseeing voyage with sine

27th Conference (2010)       » web site «
Dates: March 26th and 27th, 2010
Organizers: Steve Carlson and Leanne Holder
Speakers and Talks: Sarah Greenwald
Good News Everyone! Mathematical Morsels from The Simpsons and Futurama and
Rubik's Cube Games on Spheres: Geometry of Spherical Orbifolds

Robert E. Bradley
From Differentials to Limits: Fleeting Flirtations and Lingering Loyalties

26th Conference (2009)       » web site «
Dates: March 27th and 28th, 2009
Organizers: Kurt Bryan and Steve Galinaitis
Speakers and Talks: T. Christine Stevens
Ham Sandwiches and Hairy Coconuts - an Algebraic Topologist's Feast and
Mathematical Ways and Congressional Means

Kelly Black
Hey, You Kids! Turn Up That Noise

25th Conference (2008)       » web site «
Dates: April 11 and April 12, 2008
Organizers: Bill Butske and Yosi Shibberu
Speakers and Talks: John F. Hamilton, Jr.
Industrial Mathematics and
Digital Imaging and Mathematics

Dan Isaksen
Quaternions, Octonions, and Beyond

24th Conference (2007)       » web site «
Dates: March 9 and March 10, 2007
Organizers: Allen Broughton and Ken McMurdy
Speakers and Talks: Jerry L. Bona
Big Waves on Deep Water - Tsunamis and Rogue Waves and
Mathematics and Beach Protection

Jennifer Quinn
Determinants Via Determined Ants

23rd Conference (2006)       » web site «
Dates: March 31 and April 1, 2006
Organizers: Joshua Holden and David Rader
Speakers and Talks: Michael Rosen
The Zeta Function for Beginners and
Irreducible Polynomials Modulo p

Allen Holder
Optimal Oncology

22nd Conference (2005)       » web site «
Dates: March 18 and 19, 2005
Organizers: Diane Evans and Mark Inlow
Speakers and Talks: John Casti
Would-Be Worlds: Toward a Theory of Complex Systems and
THE BORDERLINE: On the Limits to Scientific Knowledge

Chris Pincock
When does a mathematical question become a philosophical question?

21st Conference (2004)       » web site «
Dates: March 19 and 20, 2004
Organizers: Jeff Leader and Diane Evans
Speakers and Talks: V. F. Rickey
The Archimedes Palimpsest, and
Carl Friedrich Gauss: Classic Hard Figurer

William Dunham
Much Ado About Everything: The Mathematics of Leonhard Euler

20th Conference (2003)       » web site «
Dates: March 21 and 22, 2003
Organizers: Steve Carlson and Tom Langley
Speakers and Talks: De Witt L. Sumners
Calculating the Secrets of Life: Mathematics in Biology, and
Medicine and DNA Topology

Aparna Higgins
Demonic Graphs and Undergraduate Research

19th Conference (2002)       » web site «
Dates: March 15 and 16, 2002
Organizers: Roger Lautzenheiser and Jerry Muir
Speakers and Talks: Harold Boas
Reflections on the Arbelos, and
What Can One Say Absolutely about Power Series?

Liz Jessup
Matrices, Vector Spaces, and Information Retrieval

18th Conference (2001)       » web site «
Dates: March 16 and 17, 2001
Organizers: David Finn and Tanya Leise
Speakers and Talks: Suzanne Lenhart
Can you Park your Car with Lie Brackets?

Linda Petzold
Computational Science and Engineering: A Case Study

17th Conference (2000)       » web site «
Dates: March 17 and 18, 2000
Organizers: Gary Sherman and David Finn
Speakers and Talks: Frank Morgan
Soap Bubble Contest and The Double Bubble Conjecture

Nigel Boston
Cryptography and the Benefits of Ignorance

16th Conference (1999)       » web site «
Dates: March 19 and 20, 1999
Organizers: Allen Broughton and David Rader
Speakers and Talks: Colm Mulcahy
Wavelets - a new tool for imaging, graphics and Hollywood, and
The curves and surfaces of the digital age

Michael Trick
Adventures in Sports Scheduling

15th Conference (1998)       » web site «
Dates: March 13 and 14, 1998
Organizers: Kurt Bryan and Yosi Shibberu
Speakers and Talks: Ed Packel
Symbolic Dynamics: A Mathmatica(l) Window to Chaos, and
Puzzles and Paradoxes in Game Theory

Charles Groetsch
A Tale of Slow Projectiles, Tartaglia's Wager and Halley's Comment

14th Conference (1997)       » web site «
Dates: March 21 and 22, 1997
Organizers: Elton Graves and Aaron Klebanoff
Speakers and Talks: Herb Bailey
Mathematics for Fun and Money

Michael Moody
An ODE to Toys: Motivating Differential Equations with Physical Models

Gilbert Strang
The Search for a Good Basis

13th Conference (1996)       » web site «
Dates: March 15 and 16, 1996
Organizer: Nacer Abrouk
Speakers and Talks: Richard Brualdi
Rooks on Boards, Permanents and Determinants and a Computationally Intractable Problem, and
Majorization (Averaging) and Doubly Stochastic Matrices

Steve Lallo
The Mathematics of Card Shuffling

12th Conference (1995)
Dates: March 10 and 11, 1995
Organizer: John Rickert
Speakers and Talks: Marty Isaacs
You Can Count on Groups, and
Dirty Children, Unfaithful Husbands, and Similar Problems

Roger Lautzenheiser
What Does it All Mean?

11th Conference (1994)
Dates: March 25 and 26, 1994
Organizer: Lynn Kiaer
Speaker and Talks: Gene Berg
Mathematics of the CD Player , and
Mathematics of Digital Modems
10th Conference (1993)
Dates: March 19 and 20, 1993
Organizers: Steve Carlson and Bart Goddard
Speakers and Talks: Carla Savage
Generating Combinatorial Structures, and
Hamilton Cycles in Symmetric Graphs

Gary Sherman
Introducing...Cwatsets

9th Conference (1992)
Dates: March 13 and 14, 1992
Organizers: Steve Carlson and Bart Goddard
Speakers and Talks: William Dunham
Constructing the Regular Heptadecagon: Ingenuity or Just a Lucky Gauss?

Joseph Gallian
Touring a Torus

8th Conference (1991)
Dates: March 15 and 16, 1991
Organizer: George Berzsenyi
Speakers and Talks: Herb Bailey
Where Do Problems Come From and Where Do They Go?

Clark Kimberling
Triangle Centers

Ira Rosenhaltz
Tackling the Ticklish Type of Tic-Tac Toe

7th Conference (1990)
Dates: April 6 and 7, 1990
Organizer: George Berzsenyi
Speakers and Talks: Bruce Reznick
Fun with Generating Functions, and
The Stern Sequence

Gary Sherman
Problems, Problems Everywhere

6th Conference (1989)
Dates: April 7 and 8, 1989
Organizer: Roger Lautzenheiser
Speakers and Talks: Fred Roberts
The One-Way Street Problem, and
From Garbage to Rainbows
5th Conference (1988)
Dates: April 8 and 9, 1988
Organizer: Robert Lopez
Speakers and Talks: Underwood Dudley
Mathematical Cranks

Paul Zorn
Calculus in its Fourth Century

4th Conference (1987)
Dates: April 3 and 4, 1987
Organizer: Brian Winkel
Speakers and Talks: H. T. Banks
Modeling and Parameter Estimation in Physical and Biological Sciences: A General View, and
Modeling and Parameter Estimation in Physical and Biological Sciences: Specific Case Studies

Underwood Dudely
The Calculus Book

3rd Conference (1986)
Dates: April 4 and 5, 1986
Organizers: Elton Graves, John Kinney, Robert Pervine, and Al Schmidt
Speakers and Talks: Peter Hilton
Vital Surgery on a Moribund Curriculum

Jean Pederson
From Elementary Geometry to Modern Number Theory

2nd Conference (1985)
Dates: April 19 and 20, 1985
Organizers: Elton Graves, John Kinney, Robert Pervine, and Al Schmidt
Speakers and Talks: Herb Bailey
Balancing a Yardstick on an Apple

Jerry Cline
Modules in Applied Mathematics

1st Conference (1984)
Dates: April 13, 1984
Organizers: Elton Graves, John Kinney, Robert Pervine, and Al Schmidt
Speakers and Talks: Bill Rouse
Monitoring the Physical World with Micros

Maynard Thompson
A Microcomputer Lab for Post-Calculus Classes

Brian Winkel
Is it Greener on the Other Side? Emerging Software

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