Department of Mathematics
West Chester University
Office: Room 101
25 University Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone (610) 436-2440
Fax (610) 738-0578
Email: Department Chair
Research in Mathematics and the Sciences (RIMS) Award
23rd Industrial Mathematical and Statistical Modeling Workshop for Graduate Students, July 16-26, 2017, SAS Hall on the campus of North Carolina State University
Evolution in Philadelphia Conference (EPiC), April 15 2017, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Applied Mathematics Seminar, April 12 2017, West Chester University
Ben Plumridge, a graduate student working with Dr. Andreas Aristotelous, and Lane D’Alessandro, a graduate student working with Dr. Allison Kolpas, gave presentations in the Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Ben's talk was entitled Developing a Computational Model of Dorsal Closure. Here is the abstract and the presentation.
Lane's talk was entitled Optimizing Overall Reproductive Fitness Using Resource Allocation. Here is the abstract.
EPaDel Spring 2017 Section Meeting, April 1 2017, Kutztown University
Click here for pictures, slideshow and pdf files from the EPaDel Spring 2017 Section Meeting held on April 1 at Kutztown University, where some of mathematics department students gave presentations.
Applied Mathematics Seminar, March 22, 2017, West Chester University
Lane D’Alessandro and Maggie Celentano, students working with Dr. Allison Kolpas, and Ben Plumridge and Cathy Yu, students also working with Dr. Allison Kolpas, gave presentations in the Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Lane and Maggie's talk was entitled Using Rarefaction to Assess Optimal Sampling Effort in Stream Invertebrates. Here is the abstract.
Ben and Cathy's talk was entitled Developing a Habitat Suitability Index for Brown Trout in White Clay Creek Using Fuzzy Logic. Here is the abstract and the presentation.
A paper on which Dr. Allison Kolpas and her student Adam Helker are two of the co-authors was published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology in December 2016.
Auld, J. R., Helker, A. D. and Kolpas, A. (2016),
Consequences of mating and predation risk for longevity in a freshwater snail: abstinence makes the heart beat longer. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29: 2539–2544. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12976
Click on the link to read the abtract for the paper online.
Research Day October 2016
Click here for pictures, slideshow and posters from Research Day Fall 2016.
All Science Poster Day Fall 2016
Click here for pictures, slideshow and abstracts from the All Science Poster Day Fall 2016, where some of mathematics department students participated.
Dr. Viorel Nitica and his student Kenneth Gill published a paper in the Open Journal of Discrete Mathematics in July 2016.
Gill, K. and Nitica, V. (2016)
Signed Tilings by Ribbon L n-Ominoes, n Even, via Gröbner Bases.
Open Journal of Discrete Mathematics, 6, 185-206. doi: 10.4236/ojdm.2016.63017
Click on the link above to go to the journal's abtract page for the paper, where you may also download the paper.
SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences, July 11 - 14 2016, Boston, MA.
Research Day April 2016
All Science Poster Day Spring 2016
SRCA Award, Spring 2016
Corin Stratton, a student working with Dr. Allison Kolpas, received an Award for Excellence in Student Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities, in Spring 2016, for his project entitled Optimal Mating Strategies of Hermaphroditic Snails.
West Chester University Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities Report, 2014-15
All Science Poster Day Fall 2015
The speakers will discuss several Social Network Analysis (SNA) research projects of which they were a part at their university. The aim of these SNAs was determine ways to maximize interactions between faculty and the flow of information across the campus. Areas of particular interest included the use of High Impact Educational Practices and support systems for Underrepresented Minorities. This talk will highlight the research methods used to conduct the SNA and the major results of several SNAs
A brief exposition of the algebra of combinatorial game theory. The solution of the game of Shove is demonstrated and how, by a simple alteration to the rules, the game can be generalized. This generalization, Stumble, creates infinitesimals that are not present in Shove. Although not completely solved yet, interesting propositions have been discovered.
SIAM Conference on Computational Science & Engineering, February 25th - March 1st 2013, Boston, MA.
Alex Meade, a student working with Dr. Allison Kolpas, gave a presentation at the SIAM Conference on Computational Science & Engineering.