OSU Mathematics faculty, students and alumni will be well represented at the 2016 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle January 6-9. Many of them are presenting at JMM, the largest mathematics meeting in the world. Attendance at this year's conference is expected to exceed 5,600.

One notable alumnus is George E. Andrews, the Evan Pugh University Professor in Mathematics at Pennsylvania State University. A leading expert in the theory of integer partitions, he will present “A Re nement of the Alladi-Schur Theorem on Saturday, January 9 at 4 pm.

Dr. Andrews has published several monographs and more than 250 research and popular articles on q-series, special functions, combinatorics and applications. His book *The Theory of Partitions* is the standard reference on the subject of integer partitions. He is a past American Mathematical Society president and a member of the National Academies of Science.

**ALUMNI and FRIENDS: Join us at 2016 JMM for an OSU Math Alumni Reception on January 7!**

The following OSU mathematics faculty, students and alumni are presenting at JMM this year.

## January 6, 2016

AMS Special Session on Modular Forms, q-Series, and Mathematics Inspired by Ramanujan

Organizers:

Chris Jennings-Shaffer, University of Florida**Holly Swisher, Oregon State University**

Hypergeometric functions over finite fields

Jenny Fuselier, High Point University

Ling Long, Louisiana State University

Ravi Ramakrishna, Cornell University**Holly Swisher, Oregon State University**

Fang-Ting Tu, National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Taiwan

**MAA Session on Professional Development for Mathematicians**: A Session for MAA PREP

Organizers:

Jon Scott, Montgomery College**Barbara Edwards, Oregon State University**

Nancy Hastings, Dickinson College

Stan Yoshinobu, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

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**Tevian Dray, Oregon State University****Corinne A. Manogue, Oregon State University (Physics)**

Spatial scaling of sea ice deformation

Jennifer K Hutchings, Oregon State University (College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences)

Andrew Roberts, Naval Postgraduate School

Cathleen A Geiger, University of Delaware

Jacqueline Richter-Menge, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory

Sea ice dispersion and anomalous diffusion: patterns and paradigms

J V Lukovich, University of Manitoba, Centre for Earth Observation Science

J.K. Hutchings, Oregon State University, College of Earth, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

## January 7, 2016

Spike Time Dependent Plasticity in Spiking Neural Network

**Anushaya Mohapatra, Oregon State University**

Mike Field, Rice University

Kittitas Valley Math Circle, a program for students and their parents

Brandy S Wiegers, Central Washington University, National Association of Math Circles

Dominic Klyve, Central Washington University**Allyson Rogan-Klyve, Central Washington University, Oregon State University**

Janet Shiver, Central Washington University

**MAA Panel Discussion: **Developing mathematical concepts with technology

Organizer:

Gail Burrill, Michigan State University

Panelists:

Wade Ellis, West Valley Community College**Tom Dick, Oregon State University**

Andrew Bennett, University of Kansas

Gail Burrill, Michigan State University

Mixing Times for Markov Chains on Lattices via Weak Limits

**Mathew Titus, Oregon State University**

Paradigms in Physics: Representations of Partial Derivatives

**Tevian Dray, Oregon State University****Corinne A. Manogue, Oregon State University****Elizabeth Gire, Oregon State University****Emily H. van Zee, Oregon State University****David Roundy, Oregon State University**

PREP: MAA's Professional Development Program

Nancy Hastings, Dickinson College**Barbara Edwards, Oregon State University**

Nathaniel Dean, Texas State University-San Marcos

Virginia Buchanan, Hiram College

Mike Brilleslyper, United States Air Force Academy

Jenna Carpenter, Louisiana Tech University

Jon Scott, Montgomery College

## January 8, 2016

AMS Special Session on Equations of Fluid Motion

Organizers:**Elaine Cozzi, Oregon State University****Radu Dascaliuc, Oregon State University**

James P. Kelliher, University of California, Riverside

On the distribution of orbits in affine varieties

Clayton Petsche*, Oregon State University

AMS Special Session on Equations of Fluid Motion

Organizers:**Elaine Cozzi, Oregon State University****Radu Dascaliuc, Oregon State University**

James P. Kelliher, University of California, Riverside

Listing as a Potential Connection between Sets of Outcomes and Counting Processes

**Sarah A. Erickson, Oregon State University****Elise Lockwood, Oregon State University**

**David V Finch, Department of Mathematics, Oregon State University**

Patcharee Wongsason, Department of Math, Statistics, Computer ScienceUbon Ratchathani University

**MAA/NCTM Joint Committee on Mutual Concerns Panel Discussion:**

*Instructional strategies that can make a difference*

Organizer:

Gail Burrill, Michigan State University

Panelists:**Tom Dick, Oregon State University**

Diane Briars, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Brian Hopkins, St. Peters University

Darryl Yong, Harvey Mudd College

AMS Special Session on Equations of Fluid Motion, II

Organizers:**Elaine Cozzi, Oregon State University****Radu Dascaliuc, Oregon State University**

James P. Kelliher, University of California, Riverside

Marine protected areas with mobile predator and prey

**Patrick De Leenheer, Oregon State University**

Quantum mock modular forms arising from eta-theta functions

Amanda Folsom, Amherst College

Sharon Garthwaite, Bucknell University

Soon-Yi Kang, Kangwon National University**Holly Swisher, Oregon State University**

Stephanie Treneer, Western Washington University

Connections between hypergeometric series, hypergeometric algebraic varieties, and supercongruences

Alyson Deines, Center for Communications Research

Jenny G. Fuselier, High Point University

Ling Long, Louisiana State University**Holly Swisher, Oregon State University**

Fang-Ting Tu, National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Taiwan

Student Interpretations of Textbook Statements of the Multiplication Principle

**Elise Lockwood, Oregon State University**

Branwen Schaub, University of Portland

Examining Student Generalizing Activity in an Accessible Combinatorial Task

**Zackery K. Reed, Oregon State University****Elise Lockwood, Oregon State University**

## January 9, 2016

A Re nement of the Alladi-Schur Theorem

**George E. Andrews**, (OSU mathematics alumnus), Department of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University

Optimizing biodiversity in metagenomics via compressed sensing

**David Koslicki, Oregon State University**

Simon Foucart, Texas A&M University

Population Models with Partial Migration

**Anushaya Mohapatra, Oregon State University****Haley Ohms, Oregon State University****Dave Lytle, Oregon State University****Patrick De Leenheer, Oregon State University**

Reimagining Second-Year Calculus: The Vector Calculus Bridge Project

**Tevian Dray, Oregon State University****Corinne A. Manogue, Oregon State University (Physics)**

Calculating Veech Groups of Translation Surfaces

**Brandon Edwards, Oregon State University**

Aligning Mathematics GTA Training with Research Findings

**Mary Beisiegel, Oregon State University****Emerald Stacy, Oregon State University (graduate student)****Jesse Andrews, Oregon State University**

Marine protected areas with mobile predator and prey

**Patrick De Leenheer, Oregon State University**

Read the full schedule of session and workshops at 2016 JMM.