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Mathematics in Science and Society

The Department of Mathematics initiated the Mathematics in Science and Society lecture series in 1995 to improve connections between mathematics other science departments. MSS colloquia range over a broad spectrum of topics in connections and interactions of mathematics with other scholarly disciplines and other aspects of the society in general.

#### Tuesday, October 4, 2016

245 Altgeld Hall, 4:00 p.m.

Speaker: Josh Proctor (Institute for Disease Modeling)

Title:**Equation-free techniques for infectious disease data**

Abstract Poster

Faculty Host: Jared Bronski

#### Tuesday, October 18, 2016

314 Altgeld Hall, 4:00 p.m.

Speaker: Daniel Zaharopol (Executive Director, Art of Problem Solving Foundation;
Director, Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics)

Title:** Advanced Mathematical Pathways for Underserved Students**

Abstract Poster

Faculty Host: Matthew Ando

#### Tuesday, November 8, 2016

245 Altgeld Hall, 4:00 p.m.

Speaker: Michael A. Warren (HRL Laboratories)

Title:** Mathematics & Autonomy**

Abstract Poster

Faculty Hosts: Eugene Lerman and Richard Laugesen

#### Tuesday, November 29, 2016

314 Altgeld Hall, 4:00 p.m.

Speaker: Clayton Shonkwiler (Colorado State University)

Title:**From Obtuse Triangles to DNA Models and Synthetic Polymers: The Geometry of Random Polygons**

Abstract Poster

Faculty Host: Jeremy Tyson