University of Kentucky MATH CLUB

Welcome to the University of Kentucky Department of Mathematics’ Undergraduate Student Organization, a registered group with the UK Student Government Association (SGA). The Math Club is open to all undergraduate students with an interest in mathematics. The Math Club holds several meetings a semester which may feature a talk on an interesting piece of mathematics, information about opportunities for mathematics students during the summer or career information.

The UK Math Club thanks the JC Eaves Undergraduate Excellence Fund for its continued patronage to activities.

Students who are interested in organizing additional activities should contact Postdoctoral Scholars Peter Bonventre (, Nathan Fieldsteel ( or the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Alberto Corso ( 

Current Academic Year


Academic Year [AY] 2017-18
à Math Club activities in AY 2017-18 are supported by the Dr. J.C. Eaves Undergraduate Excellence Fund in Mathematics.

à Leadership team: Benjamin Riley (President), Martha Mortell (Vice President), Ryan Welleford (Secretary)


1.     November 9, 2017

Cosponsored AWM Informal Advising / Ice-cream Board Game Night


2.     November 2, 2017

Graduate REU Panel

Join us while the Graduate School REU / REU Panel talks and answers questions about applying for these programs, and what the experience is like.


3.     October 25, 2017

Undergraduate REU Talk

Three current undergraduates, Neelav Dutta, Erin Wood, and Emily Dautenhahn, talk about their REU experiences and their work they did over the summer.


4.     October 5, 2017

POT 745 at 5:00PM

Title: Walk the Dog

Speaker: Rob Denomme, University of Kentucky

Idea: In the geometry of solids, we often measure the volume, a 3-dimensional concept, and surface area, a 2-dimensional concept. We will talk about a lesser-known 1-dimensional measurement with the help of our faithful dog Fido. We will use this measurement to show that the Russian system of shipping boxes cannot be cheated!


5.     September 14, 2017

POT 745 at 5:00PM

Title: Counting Past Infinity or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Cantor’s Paradise

Speaker: Jonathan Rubin, University of Chicago

Abstract: We’ve all seen how to do induction and recursion up the natural numbers. But what if we could keep going? I’m going to give a light introduction to ordinals and cardinals, and then I’ll discuss some neat applications with whatever time remains. Did you know that there is a subset of the plane that intersects every line in exactly two points? Or that three-dimensional Euclidean space can be decomposed as a disjoint union of radius one circles? Come find out why!


6.     September 7, 2017

POT 745 at 5:00PM

Welcome Back (with pizza!!) Meeting


Useful Links include, but are not limited to, scholarship and research opportunities, national professional organizations and government websites. 

  1. UK Student Government Association (SGA) and SGA funding opportunities
  2. Goldwater Scholarships 
  3. Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) (NSF page) or view this alternative site (AMS page) or view this Google site 
  4. National Security Agency (NSA)
  5. NSF Graduate Research Fellowships 
  6. SMART Scholarship Program: The SMART (Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation) Program will pay for all educational expenses for a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. program, and then provide scholars unique opportunities to work as research scientists or engineers on cutting edge technology in world class Department of Defense facilities. This is a highly competitive, national program, open to U.S. citizens only.
  7. Pi Mu Epsilon (historically UK is the 14th chapter of this honor society) 
  8. Mathematical Association of America (MAA) 
  9. American Mathematical Society (AMS) 
  10. Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) 
  11. Noetherian Ring: a group for women in Mathematics at the University of Kentucky 
  12. UK Math Movie of the Month 
  13. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) 
  14. Society of Actuaries (SOA) 
  15. Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) 
  16. MATCH Teacher Residency: The program is in Boston. Basically, they give recent college graduates one year of incredibly intense training designed to make them unusually effective rookie teachers. They then help graduates find positions in high-need schools, and continue to support them as they begin their careers in the classroom. 

Past Academic Years


Academic Year [AY] 2016-17
à Math Club activities in AY 2016-17 are supported by the Dr. J.C. Eaves Undergraduate Excellence Fund in Mathematics.

à Leadership team: Benjamin Riley (President), Martha Mortell (Vice President), Ryan Welleford (Secretary)

  1. April 22, 2017
    Cosponsored AWM Color Run / Math Club End of the Year Cookout
  2. April 20, 2017
    Location POT 745 from 5-6pm
    Title: Analyzing Life Space: How topology can be the cumbersome solution to all of life’s problems
    Julie Vega, University of Kentucky
    Abstract: If there is one thing I can appreciate, it’s a topology enthusiast. In an effort to represent outcomes as a purely logical consequence of life events, Kurt Lewin defined hodological space and event paths. In this talk, we will detail the work of Kurt Lewin, “the founder of social psychology,” and his attempt to introduce topology into the study of psychology.
  3. April 4, 2017
    Cosponsored AWM Pizza and Board Game Night
  4. March 20, 2017
    Location POT 745 from 5-6pm
    Title: Zeckendorf’s Theorem
    Speaker: Pamela Harris, Williams College
    Abstract: Zeckendorf’s theorem says that every positive integer can be written uniquely as a sum of nonconsecutive Fibonacci numbers, where the Fibonacci numbers satisfy the recurrencerelation $F_n=F_{n-1}+F_{n- 2}$ for $n\geq 3$, $F_1=1$ and $F_2=2$. Take for example $2017 = 1597+ 377+34+8+1 =F_{16}+F_{13}+F_8+F_5+F_1$, which we can see uses only nonconsecutive Fibonacci numbers. Are the Fibonacci numbers the only sequence of numbers with this property? The answer is no and in this talk we will create new sequences of integers that satisfy the property that all nonnegative integers can be written uniquely as the sum of numbers from our sequence (with certain rules). Bring paper and pencil to this talk because you will need them!
  5. March 9, 2017
    Location POT 745 from 5-6pm
    Title: Euclidean Steiner Tree Problem
    Speaker: Lui Garcia-Puente, Sam Houston State University
    Abstract: The Euclidean Steiner Tree Problem asks to construct a shortest possible network interconnecting a set of given points in the plane. In this activity, we will explore solutions to this problem for a few small cases: 2, 3, and 4 points. Plane trigonometry and differential calculus should be enough tools to find satisfying solutions. Then we will experiment with soap bubbles to find solutions for larger cases.
  6. March 2, 2017
    Location POT 745 from 5-6pm
    Title: Functor-ific!’
    Speaker: Rob Denomme, University of Kentucky
    Abstract: We’ll try to motivate and explain what functors are using analogies with basic arithmetic. We’ll also give some visual clues that help manipulate with these higher forms of functions.
  7. February 13, 2017
    Location POT 745 from 5-6pm
    Title: A history of the associahedron
    Speaker: Laura Escobar, UIUC
    Abstract: The associahedron is a polytope with vertices corresponding to the triangulations of a regular (n+3)-gon. In this talk I will describe a history of the associahedron. No specialized knowledge will be assumed.
  8. January 24, 2017
    Location POT 745 from 5-6pm
    Watch video of Francis Su’s Final Address as President to the MAA which focuses on inclusion in math and why people should do math. A description of the talk can be found here: a-means- for-human-flourishing/
  9. November 11-12, 2016
    WKU Math Symposium Trip
  10. November 10, 2016
    Location POT 745 from 5-6pm
    Title: Polynomial Approximations
    Speaker: Amelia Tebbe, UIUC
    Abstract: As mathematicians, we study many different kinds of functions. From a computational standpoint, it is often easier to work with an approximation of the function we are studying. We will discuss two methods of polynomial approximation, Lagrangian Interpolation and the Taylor Series, and the relationship between them.
  11. November 9, 2016
    Cosponsored AWM Pizza and Board Game Night
  12. October 27, 2016
    Thomas Hunt-Morgan Biological Sciences Building Room 107 from 5-6pm
    Eaves Lecture - Ramanujan: The Man Who Knew Infinity
    Speaker: Ken Ono, Emory University
    More Information: Eaves Lecture Page
  13. October 13, 2016
    CB 201 from 5-6pm
    Graduate School Panel
    Panelists: Dr. Kate Ponto, Julianne Vega, McCabe Olsen, Moderator: Darleen Perez-Lavin
    What is graduate school in mathematics all about? Should you attend? How can you prepare for it? Come learn all about graduate school from experienced graduate students and faculty.
  14. October 6, 2016
    CB 208 from 5-6pm
    Title: EXPLODING DOTS!!!
    Speaker: Ben Braun, Associate Professor, University of Kentucky
    Abstract: We will work through a series of cool activities based on a simple model called Exploding Dots. Exploding dots provides a framework that unifies elementary arithmetic, high school algebra, infinite series from Calculus II, and beyond. Exploding dots is so awesome, it is being used as the central activity for the Global Math Week in October 2017 from the Global Math Project, see So, for math club this week, come prepared to do math with friends and find out what everyone is so excited about!
  15. September 15, 2016
    POT 745 from 5-6pm
    Title: Transfer maps in calculus, algebra, and topology
    Speaker: John Lind (Reed College)
    Abstract: Transfer maps (also known as "umkehr" or wrong-way maps) are certain sorts of functions that go in an unexpected direction. In other words, their source and target are opposite from what is expected in the given context. Transfer maps can provide surprisingly deep information about the objects that they are defined on. I will show you some examples that you may already know very well, and then will describe a more exotic transfer map that arises by understanding the geometry of loops in an algebraic way.
  16. September 8, 2016
    Organizational Meeting
    This will be the first Math Club meeting of the semester. We will discuss the activities for the semester.


AY 2014-15
à Math Club activities in Spring 2015 are supported by the Dr. J.C. Eaves Undergraduate Excellence Fund in Mathematics.

  1. April 23, 2015
    POT 745 from 5:00-5:50pm
    Connecting calculus and statistics using texting and genetics
    Katherine Thompson, Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky Department of Statistics Using texting as an example, we will connect concepts from calculus (specifically integration) to statistics. In addition, we will consider part of her research in statistical genetics as another example. We will also mention what is required to obtain an undergraduate minor in statistics.
  2. April 16, 2015
    CB 204 from 4:30-5:50pm
    My favorite unsolved math problems, interesting new developments in psychology, and various reasons why infinity makes me nervous
    Ben Braun, Associate Professor, Wimberly and Betty Rooyster Research Professor, University of Kentucky Department of Mathematics
    Abstract: Mathematicians and scientists spend much of their time thinking about how to solve problems that no one knows how to solve. There are lots of cool unsolved math problems that are easy to explain and think about (even for elementary and high school students), but that are nevertheless incredibly hard for professional mathematicians to make any progress on. In this talk, I'll share a few of my favorite unsolved math problems, and discuss why they are my favorites. Along the way, we'll talk about some recent research in psychology and sociology that comes into play when people struggle to understand the mathematical unknown.
    Sign in sheet 
  3. April 9, 2015
    SIAM Talk
    CP 222 from 4:30-5:50pm
    Reception is at 4:30pm, the talk begins at 5pm
    The Problem of Bus-Bunching and What to Do About It
    Dr. John Bartholdi from Georgia Institute of Technology
    Abstract: The main challenge for an urban bus system is to maintain constant headways between successive buses. Most bus systems try to adhere to a schedule, but the natural dynamics of the system tends to collapse headways so that buses travel in bunches. What can be done about it? We discuss some models of the phenomenon and show some ways to coordinating buses. In addition, we introduce a new idea that abandons the idea of a schedule and any a priori headway and enables equal headways to emerge spontaneously. We also report on the implementation for a public bus route in Atlanta.
    (joint work with Donald D. Eisenstein, University of Chicago)
  4. April 2, 2015
    POT 745 from 5:30-6:30pm
    (Or looking for a closed formula for the Fibonacci sequence)

    Rafael S. González D'leòn, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Kentucky
    A beautiful formula for the integer sequence of Fibonnacci numbers, already known by Abraham de Moivre in the 17th century, will give us enough motivation to introduce a very useful technique in Combinatorics to find closed formulas for sequences defined by a recurrence relation.
  5. March 26, 2015
    POT 745 from 5-6pm
    Luis Sordo Vieira
    Due to an email issue this talk was attended by only one undergraduate. This talk will be given again, sometime next spring.
    When can integers be written as the sum of squares?
    From Pythagoras, to Fermat, to Legendre, mathematicians have been interested in representation of integers by sums of squares. Legendre's beautiful 4 square theorem states that any positive integer can be represented as the sum of 4 squares. For example, 1+4+4+9=18. One easily checks that 7 cannot be written as the sum of 3 squares. How well
  6. March 5, 2015
    Cancelled on account of snow. We will hopefully be rescheduled for April 2nd. CB 106 from 4:30-5:50pm
    Wesley Hough will present a documentary that he worked on while at Hanover College "In the Footsteps of Newton". For more details on the documentary visit the following link
    Other items that we might discuss
    1. The Director of Graduate Studies, Peter Perry, recommends the following link which has a list of Math REUs
    2. Spring Speakers for 2015 have been confirmed and they are listed on the Math Club Web page
    3. MCM teams are strongly encouraged to present their models at the 2015 Kentucky Section Annual Meeting, March 27-28 at Morehead State University
    4. We have decided to host the Cubing competition in the fall rather than this Spring
    5. Math problem of the month provided by Ryan Anglin
      A standard six-sided die is rolled repeatedly and a running total is kept of all the numbers rolled. Which of 2, 6, 1006 is more likely to be one of these totals? 
  7. February 26, 2015
    CHEM-PHYS 155 from 4-5:00pm
    Instead of having a Math and Pizza talk, students are encouraged to attend the Van Winter Memorial Lecture. The speaker is Ingrid Daubechies of Duke University. Professor Daubechies is know for her work with wavlets, which are an incredibly useful basis for analyzing signals and processing images. For more information visit the following link
  8. February 6, 2015
    Math and Pizza Talk
    POT 745 from 3:30pm-5pm
    Steven Jones, ASA, MAAA from Humana will give a presentation on the actuarial profession. 
  9. January 22, 2015
    Math Club Meeting
    POT 745 from 5pm-6pm
    We will discuss the Mathematical Modeling Contest~(MCM) that will take place February 5-February 9. Teams consist of at most three students. It would be nice if we could form at least two teams. Jacob Hempel and Yanxi Li who competed last year for UK will hopefully be attending the meeting. If you plan on competing please make arrangements with your professors for any assignments/exams that might be due during the contest. Graduate Students, George Lytle and Fouche Smith will also be present to help assist in the discussion. To get you in the right mind set for the competition please read Secrets of the Mathematical Contest in Modeling, and for other articles about the MCM, check out the MCM Resource page.
    Tentative MCM teams
    1. Jacob Hempel, David Bowles, Zach Caldwell 
    2. William Sanders, Jacob Miller, Alex Mueller
    3. Santiago de Leon, Matthew Park, Gregory Denton
    4. Malvin Seow, Sami Sultan, Ryan Anglin
  10. Other items that we might discuss
    1. Spring Speakers. So far we have confirmation from Wesley Hough, Luis Sordo Viera, Rafael Gonzolez D'Leon. We have not heard from Katherine Thompson or Derek Eggers. 
    2. 2015 Kentucky Section Annual Meeting, March 27-28 at Morehead State University
    3. Hosting a cubing competition, March 7
  11. December 11, 2014
    Math Club Meeting
    POT 745 from 5pm to 6pm.
    Brad Fox will a give talk. His talk is suppose to appopriate for a job talk that he will have to give to undergraduate students.
    Other items that we might discuss
    1. Math Modeling Contest practice sessions
    2. Calendar of events for next semester 
    3. Hosting a cubing competition, need to decide on a time
    4. Math problem of the Month: 
    5. Solution by Matthew Fahrbach 
  12. November 13, 2014
    Math Club Meeting
    Robert Cass, Evan Castle, McCabe Olsen, and Robert Davis will discuss Math REUs. If there is time we will talk about registering for classes in the Spring.
    Other items that we might discuss
    1. Hosting a cubing competition, should be easy to get a room, no more than fifty people for past competitions
    2. Graduate Student Combinatorics conference, is on March 27-28
    3. Next Speaker, Brad Fox? 
    4. Potential Speakers: Mr. Eggers, Katherine Thompson, Brad Fox, Wesley Hough, Luis Sordo Vieira
    5. Wesley Hough took part in making a documentary on Issac Newton, should we arrange a showing. 
    6. Math Skellar: Contact Johnathan Thompson is supposed to be in charge of hiring, but Jack Schmidt might still be in charge
    7. Undergraduate research during the semester
  13. November 3, 2014 (poster)
    Celebration of Mind: an event celebrating Marting Gardner's Birthday
    organized by Cyrus Hettle, University of Kentucky
  14. October 30, 2014
    Math Club Meeting
    We will continue the items mentioned at the first meeting:
    1. Hosting a cubing competition: World Cubing Association
      Need to find a venue, pick a date, and draft a budget. 
    2. Math REUs: Robert Cass found the details for the university's information session on REUs which will be held on November 12 at 5:30pm. Space is limited, so you must register. Link
      Will organize a panel of students that have participated in an REU. 
    3. Might form a panel of professors on Math REUs-Might invite someone from Kent State
    4. KY MAA sectional meeting: Math Club can pay for Banquet tickets.
    5. Requested a speaker for Spring from Google, former UK Undergrad Matt Cutts
    6. Potential Speaker, Katherine Thompson former UK undergrad, currently a professor in the UK statistics department.
  15. UK's Next Top Model: an Introduction to Mathematical Modeling 
  16. In this talk, we explore the modeling process used by applied mathematicians working on real-life problems. We discuss some examples of these models as well as how to communicate them in a professional setting. The context of this talk is the presentation of solutions to the Consortium on Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP) Mathematical Contest in Modeling. However, the skills discussed are absolutely vital to doing and communicating mathematics in an industrial setting. See SIAM's guide to math modeling, Handbook.
  17. October 23, 2014 (poster)
    Untangling the Double Twist
    Dan Ramras, Indiana-Purdue University Indianapolis
  18. October 16, 2014
    Organizational Meeting
    Discussed the following items
    1. Having Bi-weekly meetings in addition to any speakers that we invite
    2. Organizing a trip to the Kentucky MAA sectional meeting
    3. Inviting someone to talk about Math REUs-Might invite someone from Kent State
    4. Organize a cubing competition
    5. Participating the Mathematical Contest for Modeling - George Lytle
    6. Celebration of Mind Event- Cyrus Hettle 

AY 2013-14

  1. November 13, 2013 (poster)
    Augustine O'Keefe, University of Kentucky 
  2. October 17, 2013 (poster)
    Linear Algebra and Error-Correcting Codes
    Carolyn Yarnall, Wabash College 
  3. October 2, 2013 (poster)
    Lessons from the Lamprey Genome:
    Origin and Evolution of Large-Scale Genomic Change

    Jeramiah Smith, Department of Biology, University of Kentucky 
  4. September 28, 2013 (link)
    Third Annual Bluegrass Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium,
    Centre College, Danville, KY
    Synopsis: The Centre College Math Program is thrilled to announce that they will be hosting the third annual Bluegrass Undergraduate Math Symposium on September 28, 2013. They have wonderful things planned this year. First, they are excited that Michael Dorff from Brigham Young University will be giving the invited talk entitled "Shortest paths, soap films, and mathematics". He received his PhD in complex analysis from the University of Kentucky and is the founder and director of the $2.6 million NSF-funded Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM).
    In addition to student talks and the invited address, they also plan to hold a career panel. The career panel will consist of several former math majors from various institutions with a range of mathematics degrees. They will discuss their current career as well as give advice to current undergraduate math majors.
    The conference registration form is already active. You can find the registration form under the registration tab on the symposium website. This year, they again have money to help with travel. Money will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis.
    Feel free to email Lesley Wiglesworth at with any questions. 

AY 2012-13

  1. April 4, 2013 (poster)
    Applying to graduate school in Mathematics
    Russell Brown and Megan Gier, University of Kentucky 
  2. March 19, 2013 (poster)
    Fifty-fifty odds?
    Jaimal Thind, University of Toronto 
  3. February 21, 2013 (poster)
    Euler Characteristic: and introduction to thinking topologically
    Anna Marie Bohmann, Northwestern University 
  4. November 1, 2012 (poster)
    Are matrices the only ''things'' which have eigenvalues?
    Jeff Ovall, University of Kentucky 
  5. October 26, 2012 (poster)
    Celebration of Mind: an event celebrating Martin Gardner's birthday
    organized by Cyrus Hettle, University of Kentucky 
  6. October 19, 2012 (article from the Kentucky Kernel)
    Q&A sessions with students (10-10:50 am, room SC 230)
    Matt Cutts, Google
    Short bio: A native of Morehead, Kentucky, Matt Cutts graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences in 1995. At UK, Cutts majored in both Computer Science and Mathematics and worked for the Department of Defense as part of UK's co-operative program. Cutts earned a number of scholarships and academic honors at UK, including a Singletary Scholarship, Dean's Scholarship in Arts and Sciences, and a Gaines Fellowship in the Humanities. Cutts worked closely with UK faculty on 3-D imaging and scanning and took graduate classes as an undergrad, conducting research that fueled his interests. After graduating, Cutts completed his M.S. at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he worked on a doctoral degree in computer graphics before joining Google as a software engineer. One of the first 100 Google employees ever, Matt Cutts is now the head of Google's webspam engineer team. Cutts wrote the first version of Safesearch, Google's family filter and, works on improving search results in the world's largest search engine. As a crucial member of the Google team and an avid blogger, Matt Cutts is one of the most public faces of the world's largest search engine. Cutts lives in the Bay Area in California. 
  7. October 11, 2012 (poster)
    Visualizing Spheres
    Niles Johnson, The Ohio State University, Newark 

AY 2011-12

à Officers: Jenna Noll (President), Tara Martin (Vice President), Cyrus Hettle (Secretary), Maria Richards (Treasurer) 
à During the period of September 5-18, 2011, the Math Club was featured as Group of the Week on the Peer Resource Team website.

  1. April 19, 2012 (poster)
    Partitions, Pictures, Pentagonal Numbers, and the Letter...q
    Glen M. Lilly, Chief/Mathematics Research Group, National Security Agency (NSA) 
  2. March 21, 2012 (poster)
    $15,274,896,523,823 and Counting: Numbers That Matter,
    William Hoyt and David E. Wildasin, Martin School of Public Policy and Administration and Department of Economics,
    University of Kentucky 
  3. February 22, 2012 (poster)
    Curious Catalan Numbers,
    Alissa Crans, Loyola Marymount University 
  4. November 30, 2011 (poster)
    The Music of Group Theory,
    Bonnie Smith, University of Kentucky 
  5. November 2, 2011 (poster)
    How to make the best slide...ever!,
    Nick Kirby, University of Kentucky 
  6. October 21, 2011 (poster)
    Celebration of Mind: an event to celebrate Martin Gardner's birthday
    organized by Robert Schneider, University of Kentucky
    Al-Jabar: A game of strategy invented by Robert P. Schneider and Cyrus Hettle
  7. October 12, 2011 (poster)
    Fighting Back a Viral Attack with a Virus
    Gisela Garcia, Biology, University of Kentucky 
  8. September 17, 2011 (link)
    Field trip to the First Annual Bluegrass Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium,
    Centre College, Danville, KY 

·  UK Student Presenters:    

·  Virgil Barnard, Independent Proof of the Law of Quadratic Reciprocity 


·  Jessica McKim, Compositions Constrained by Graph Laplacian Minors: Part I 


·  Jenna Noll, Compositions Constrained by Graph Laplacian Minors: Part II 


·  Robert Schneider, A Golden Pair of Identities in the Theory of Numbers (pdf of talk

  1. September 9, 2011 (poster)
    Noetherian Ring Tea,
    The Noetherian Ring (a group to support women in Math) will be holding a Celebratory Tea on Friday, September 9, in POT 745 from 2-3PM. Snacks and beverages will be provided. ALL female math undergraduates are invited to join in celebrating our new female grad students as well as the recent accomplishments of the women in our department. 

AY 2010-11

à Officers: Andy Smith (President), Olivia Gatten (Vice President), Fontanez Danielle (Secretary; resigned), Katie Jones (Treasurer)

  1. April 27, 2011 (poster)
    Shortest paths, soap films, and the shape of the universe,
    Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University 
  2. March 23, 2011 (poster)
    $399 per person (?): How to divide rent so everyone is happy,
    Kate Ponto, University of Kentucky 
  3. February 17, 2011 (poster)
    Meet a real live actuary...,
    Chris Cunliffe, Bobo Strategy (Chicago) 
  4. December 2, 2009 (poster)
    Research Experiences for Undergraduates & Mathematical Contest in Modeling,
    Katie Jones, University of Kentucky, and undergraduate guests from Asbury University 
  5. October 21, 2010 (poster)
    Math for Life: how math can be used throughtlife for work and fun,
    John K. Stahl, Global Electronic Management Services (GEMS) 
  6. September 29, 2010 (poster)
    Welcome Back Meeting: Math Club Activities for AY 2010/11,
    Ben Braun, Russell Brown, Katy Ott, and David Royster, University of Kentucky 

AY 2009-10

à Officers: Katie Volz (President), Andy Smith (Vice President), Emilia Witt (Secretary), Katie Jones (Treasurer)

  1. April, 2010 (Geek Week event)
    The Mathematics of Juggling,
    Richard Ehrenborg, University of Kentucky
    This event was featured in the Kentucky Kernel. You can read the article here
  2. April 1, 2010 (poster)
    How Always to Win at Limbo,
    Ed Burger, Williams College 
  3. March 24, 2010 (poster)
    Registering for Upper Division fall Classes and Upcoming UK Math Club Elections,
    Russell Brown, Kathi Hume, and David Royster, University of Kentucky 
  4. February 17, 2010 (poster)
    The Stable marriage Theorem,
    Margaret Readdy, University of Kentucky 
  5. December 2, 2009 (poster)
    Summer Research Opportunities for Mathematics Students,
    David Cook and Erin Militzer, University of Kentucky 
  6. November 4, 2009 (poster)
    When Zombies Attack! Mathematical modeling of an outbreak of zombie infection,
    Alan Demlow, University of Kentucky
    This event was featured in the Kentucky Kernel. You can read the article here
  7. September 30,2009 (poster)
    Applying to a Graduate Program,
    William Griffith and Qiang Ye, University of Kentucky 

AY 2008-09

  1. April 1, 2009 (poster)
    The Netflix Prize: How Mathematics Can Predict Movies You'll Love,
    Katharine Ott, University of Kentucky 
  2. March 5, 2009 (poster)
    Tangents to Four Unit Spheres: An Introduction to Enumerative Algebraic Geometry,
    David Cox, Amherst College 
  3. February 4, 2009 (poster)
    Summer research programs for mathematics students,
    Amanda Harsy, Joel Kilty, Ashley Larsen, and Erin Militzer, University of Kentucky 
  4. November 10, 2008 (poster)
    The Role of an Actuary in a Socially Responsible Insurance Company and the State of the Insurance Market,
    Kathryn Enochs Herzog ACAS, MAAA, Chief Actuary at The Redwoods Group 
  5. October 16, 2008 (poster)
    My Random Walk,
    J. Terry Ginn, UK Mathematics Alumnus 
  6. September 24, 2008 (poster)
    How Your Vote is Counted Matters More Than How You Vote: A Geometric Approach to Voting Theory,
    Ben Braun, University of Kentucky 

Intermediate events

  1. March 28, 2008 (poster)
    Srinivasa Ramanujan: A Self-Taught Genius,
    David Bressoud, Macalester College 
  2. November 7, 2006 (poster)
    Mathematical image processing: what can we do about these images?,
    Sung Ha Kang, University of Kentucky 
  3. April 6, 2006 (poster)
    The History of Imaginary Numbers,
    Robin Hartshorne, University of California at Berkeley 

AY 2001-02

  1. March 27, 2002 (poster)
    The soap bubble geometry contest,
    Frank Morgan, Williams College 
  2. March 6, 2002 (poster)
    Introduction to a career as an actuary,
    Jody Fast, Western and Southern Life Insurance, Cincinnati (Ohio) 
  3. January 16, 2002 (poster)
    Undergraduate research opportunities in the mathematical sciences,
    John Scoville (Physics) and Kathy Sharrow (Mathematics), University of Kentucky 
  4. October 17, 2001 (poster)
    Finding rational points on circles and other conic sections,
    David Leep, University of Kentucky 
  5. September 19, 2001 (poster)
    Imaginary numbers: Are they real-ly needed?,
    Jim Brennan, University of Kentucky 
  6. August 29, 2001 (poster)
    The Mathematics of Juggling,
    Richard Ehrenborg, University of Kentucky 

AY 2000-01

  1. April 16, 2001 (poster)
    Some irrational numbers,
    Russell Brown, University of Kentucky 
  2. March 26, 2001 (poster)
    Optimization Problems of Just-in_Time Supply Systems,
    Keng Chuah, Mining Engineering, University of Kentucky 
  3. February 12, 2001 (poster)
    The marriage theorem,
    Margaret Readdy, University of Kentucky 
  4. November 6, 2000 (poster)
    Using BIG numbers to keep BIG Secrets,
    Carl Cowen, Purdue University 
  5. October 9, 2000 (poster)
    R.L. Moore and the Moore method,
    Jim Wells, University of Kentucky 
  6. September 11, 2000 (poster)
    An amazing continuous function,
    Serge Ochanine, University of Kentucky 

AY 1999-2000

  1. April 13, 2000 (poster)
    The Freshman Binomial Theorem,
    Ed Enochs, University of Kentucky 
  2. March 9, 2000 (poster)
    Montecarlo simulations,
    T.C. Christopher, Eastern Kentucky Power Cooperative 
  3. February 10, 2000 (poster)
    Tomography and inverse problems...,
    Charles Groetsch, University of Cincinnati 
  4. November 18, 1999 (poster)
    Interest in Grad School in Math or Statistical fields?,
    Jody Fast (Math), Bill Griffith (Stat) and David Johnson (Math), University of Kentucky 
  5. October 14, 1999 (poster)
    Summer opportunities for undergraduate math students,
    Connie Fournelle, Charlotte Ochanine and Ian Winokur, University of Kentucky 
  6. September 13, 1999 (poster)
    Games, Puzzles, and Polyhedra,
    Carl Lee, University of Kentucky 

Corrections to: Ryan Welleford, Math Club Leadership Team,

Last updated 2017-10-17