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History of G2, the ISU Math/CS Club

[every year] - [2013-14] - [2012-13] - [2011-12] - [2010-11] - [2009-10] -[2007-8] -[2006-7] - [2005-6] - [2004-5] - [2003-4] - [2002-3] - [2001-2] - [2000-1] - [1999-0] - [1998-9]

Please send any corrections or additions to Michael McGregor or Dr. DeWayne Derryberry

 

Regular Annual Events

Monthly meetings and activities
Outside speakers, including opportunities to interact further with them
over lunch or dinner
E-mail announcements about scholarship and other opportunities and activities
Volunteering and fundraising activities
Participation in ASISU Organizational Fairs and Interclub Council and Club Advisor meetings
Preparation of annual budget

Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

President: Michael Schultz
Vice President: Rain Yiran Wang

Treasurer: Orlando Carrillo
Secretary:
Ted Delezene

Advisors: Dr. Cathy Kriloff & Dr. DeWayne Derryberry

Events and presentations:

Career Panelists:
Jay Call - Actuarial Analyst, Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. of ID
May Robin - Cyber Security Researcher, INL
Dr. Dennis Stowe - Professor of Mathematics, ISU
Gerhard Strydom - R&D Scientist: Reactor Phyics Analysis and Design, INL
John Thompson - Software Architect, Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. of ID

 

Fall 2012 - Spring 2013

President: Garrett Castle
Treasurer: Claire Chow/TBD

PR/Secretary: Matthew Schroeder
Web page:
Michael McGregor

Advisors: Dr. Cathy Kriloff & Dr. DeWayne Derryberry

Events and presentations:

When is SSA a triangle congruence criterion?, presented by Dr. Kriloff.

My REU experience, presented by Garrett Castle.

Applying to summer programs, Presented by Matthew Schroeder

Bowling with students and faculty

 

Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

President: Jeremy Farrell
Treasurer: Jeremy Farrell/Michael McGregor

PR/Secretary: Claire Chow
Web page:
Michael McGregor

Advisors: Dr. DeWayne Derryberry

Events and presentations:

Cognitive illusions related to the (mis)perception of random behavior, presented by Dr. Derryberry.

Massive amounts of fascinating algebra, presented by Dr. Wolper.

Sequential dynamical systems, Presented by Matthew Schroeder

Advice on REUs, Presented by Jeremy Farrell and Matthew Schroeder

Inter-club laser tag and LAN party

Career Panelists:
Tony Christensen - Mathematics Instructor, Pocatello High School
Dr. DeWayne Derryberry - Mathematics Department, Idaho State University
Jason Larsen (BS Computer Science, ISU) - Cyber Researcher, Cyber R&D Department, Idaho National Laboratory
Randy Nordquist, FCAS, MAAA - Actuarial Director; Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co. of ID

 

Fall 2010 - Spring 2011

President: Jeremy Farrell
Treasurer: Andrew Sayler

PR/Secretary: Dayton Syme/Claire Chow
Web page:
Josh Marks

Advisors: Dr. Cathy Kriloff

Events and presentations:

Presentation on summer REU in Physics Education, presented by Claire Chow.

Folding origami, Presented by Dr. Kriloff and Noriko Barrett

Sizes of Infinity, Presented by Dr. Kriloff

Established Math Student Study Lounge in PS 327

Watched & discussed “Beyond the Folds” on origami

Organized Sudoku contest as fundraiser

Watched & discussed “MathFilm 2008” collection of mathematical videos

Career Panelists:
Dr. Bob Fisher - Chair, Department of Mathematics; Idaho State University
David Jeppesen (BS Math, ISU, M.S. Applied Statistics, the Ohio State University) - Owner of Surrey Group llc and Consultant to banks in North America and Europe
Billie Johnson (BS Engineering and MBA, ISU) - Physical Design Engineer, ON Semiconductor
Jason Larsen (BS Computer Science, ISU) - Cyber Researcher, Cyber R&D Department, Idaho National Laboratory
Randy Nordquist, FCAS, MAAA - Actuarial Director; Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co. of ID

 

Fall 2009 - Spring 2010

President: Claire Chow
Treasurer: Dayton Syme (until November); Andrew Sayler (started November)

Public Relations: Kelli Sepulveda
Secretary:
Josh Marks

Advisors: Dr. Cathy Kriloff

Events and presentations:

Share your favorite math web site, presented by Dr. Kriloff.

Movie “The Proof” For over 350 years, some of the greatest minds of science struggled to prove what was known as Fermat's Last Theorem.

Folding origami, Presented by Dr. Kriloff

Organized Sudoku contest as fundraiser

 

Fall 2007 - Spring 2008

President: Rose Barnett
Treasurer: Collette Carter
Public Relations: Lisa Norman
Secretary:
Sparrow Jones

Advisors: Dr. Cathy Kriloff & Annik Martin

Speakers:

Debbie Davies - Head of the Mathematics Department and Teacher; Highland High School
Dr. Bob Fisher - Chair, Department of Mathematics; Idaho State University
Randy Nordquist, FCAS, MAAA - Actuarial Director; Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co. of ID
Deb Schleusener - Statistical Consultant, Instructor in Statistics; Idaho State University
Dan Valle - Senior Forecaster; National Weather Service

Events and presentations:


How long does it take to pay off a credit card? Presented by Dr. Kriloff

Folding origami, presented by guest Noriko Barrett


Fall 2006 - Spring 2007

President: Alicen Farnes
Treasurer: Ryan Burt
Public Relations: Mary Kuehler
Secretary: Sparrow Jones

Advisors: Dr. Cathy Kriloff & Annik Martin

Speakers:
Dr. Roger Alperin, San Jose University, Mathematics of Origami.
Dr. Roland H. Lamberson, Humboldt State University, Individual-based Ecology: A Virtual Look at Habitat Selection and Competition.

Events and presentations:
Surendra Prajapati and Nikesh Joshi attended the Integration Bee held during the MAA meeting at the University of Utah. Surendra Prajapati won first prize!

Origami Folding, presented by Dr. Kriloff.

Building Zometool models of 3-d projections of 4-d objects, presented by Dr. Kriloff.

Helped sponsor Idaho State Linux Users Group Operating Systems panel discussion

Organized Sudoku contest as fundraiser

Sparrow Jones, Don Allen, Theresa Pham, Alicen Farnes, Surendra Prajapati, and Dr. Kriloff volunteered at the ISPE junior high MathCounts competition.

Fall 2005 - Spring 2006

President: Kim Peterson
Treasurer: Richard Lundeen
Public Relations: Mary Kuehler
Secretary: Sparrow Jones

Advisors: Dr. Cathy Kriloff & Annik Martin

Career Panelists:
Dr. Bob Fisher - Chair, Department of Mathematics; Idaho State University
Joe Morris - Mathematics Teacher; Century High School
Jared Verba – Cyber Security Researcher; INL
Sera White – Senior Engineer; INL

Speakers:
Dr. Rob Van Kirk, ISU and Idaho Water Resources Research Institute, University of Idaho, Quantifying hydrologic alteration and its effects on stream ecosystems.
Dr. Peter Alfeld, University of Utah, What can you do with a slide rule?

Events and presentations:
Ryan Burt and Ben Baker attended the Integration Bee hosted by the College of Southern Idaho.

How to solve the Rubik's Cube, presented by Sparrow Jones.

Sparrow Jones and Theresa Pham volunteered at the ISPE junior high MathCounts competition.


Fall 2004 - Spring 2005

President: Dina Dicic
Treasurer: Jill Parker
Public Relations: Kim Peterson
Secretary: Hidayatullah Ahsan

Advisors: Dr. Cathy Kriloff & Dr. Rob Van Kirk

Career Panelists:
Randy Nordquist, FCAS - Actuarial Director; Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co. of ID
Dr. Dennis Stowe - Chair, Department of Mathematics; Idaho State University
Debbie Davies - Mathematics Teacher; Highland High School
Mike Krumberger - Electronics Designer; AMI Semiconductor

Speakers:
Dr. Doug Shaw, University of Northern Iowa, The Rigged Urn Game / The Collatz conjecture (colloquium).
Dr. Donna Cosgrove, University of Idaho, Using mathematics and applied hydrology to inform management of the Snake River Plain Aquifer.

Events and presentations:
COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling participation and presentations to the club:
Successful Participants: Hidayatullah Ahsan (Math), Anisa Como (Civil Eng.), Bright Komeng (Math)
Topic: “Tollbooths”

Kim Peterson, Dina Dicic, and Jill Parker attended the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women and made a subsequent presentation to the Club.

Edwin Guerra and Sparrow Jones attended the MAA Conference at Idaho State University.

Counterintuitive results in statistics, presented by Dr. Bruce Schaalje, Associate Chair and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Statistics at BYU.

Primitive Pythagorean Triples, presented by Dr. Larry Ford, Associate Professor, ISU.

E-mail math contest - Dr. Kriloff with problem suggestions from some colleagues

Club members served at a Christmas dinner for the homeless, went apple picking, and went for a hike.

Fall 2003 - Spring 2004

President: Theresa Pham
Treasurer: Rose Barnett
Public Relations: Travis Winks
Secretary: Hidayatullah Ahsan

Advisors: Dr. Rob Van Kirk & Dr. Ann Gironella

Career Panelists:
Ann Egger - Software developer; INL
Dr. Dennis Stowe - Chair, Department of Mathematics; Idaho State University
Joe Morris - Mathematics Teacher; Century High School
Dr. Maxine Dakins - Associate Professor of Environmental Science; University of Idaho

Speakers:
Russell Hunter, Microsoft Games Division in Salt Lake City, Xbox Live and Xbox game programming.
Dr. Edsel Pena, University of South Carolina, Statistics on statistics / Analysis of failure time data (colloquium).

Events and presentations:
Embracing uncertainty: environmental decision making in the real world, presented by Dr. Maxine Dakins, Associate Professor of Environmental Science, University of Idaho.

Assisted with Sonia Kovalevsky High School Math Day for 10th – 12th grade girls.

Fall 2002 - Spring 2003

President: Caitlin Stevens
Treasurer: Brandon Einfeldt
Public Relations: Suzanne Lundeen
Secretary: Daniel Brindle

Advisors: Dr, Cathy Kriloff & Dr. Rob Van Kirk & Dr. Ann Gironella

Career Panelists:
Jane Gibson, P.E. - Software & Electronics Department Manager; INEEL
Frank Halverson, P.E. - Senior Project Manager; Power Engineers
Holli Hirschi - Mathematics Teacher; Highland High School
Randy Nordquist, FCAS, MAAA - Actuarial Director; Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co. of ID

Speakers:
Dr. Monica Vazirani, University of California, Combinatorics of Young tableaux / Crystal graphs and Hecke algebras (colloquium).
Dr. Fred Adler, University of Utah, Gender bias in a virus / Revisiting the Janzen-Connell hypothesis: Localized natural enemies may be less effective at maintaining diversity than widely dispersing enemies (colloquium).

Events and presentations:
Theresa Pham attended the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women and made a subsequent presentation to the Club.

E-mail math contest - Dr. Kriloff with problem suggestions from some colleagues

Study group for Math GRE.

Volunteer tutoring at Crossroads, the alternative school in District 25.

Fall 2001 - Spring 2002

President: Andrew Bulawa
Treasurer: Daniel Brindle
Public Relations: Suzanne Lundeen
Secretary: Ryan Mueller

Advisors: Dr. Cathy Kriloff

Career Panelists:
Mike Bray - Co-founder and CEO; Frontline Solutions
Kurt Hamman - Staff Engineer/Scientist, Bio-Energy Group; INEEL
Holli Hirschi - Mathematics Teacher; Highland High School
Craig Rieger - Controls Engineer; INEEL

Speakers:
Dr. Ed Sandifer, Western Connecticut State University, Euler's 14 problems / Euler and the greatest homework ever? (colloquium).

Events and presentations:
COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling participation and presentations to the club:
Successful Participants: Sera White (Computer Science), Jason Williams (Physics), Elena Zheleva (Computer Science)
Topic: “Wind and Waterspray”

Caitlin Stevens attended the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women and made a subsequent presentation to the Club.

Rob Mottishaw, Theresa Pham, Caitlin Stevens, and Josh Peterson attended the MAA Conference at Westminster College.

Applying an embedded computer system to control irrigation – Gerald McNabb, instructor, ISU.

E-mail math contest - Dr. Kriloff with problem suggestions from some colleagues

Picnic for club members and Math Department faculty

Spring city-wide clean-up

Indoor soccer team and outdoor softball team

 

Fall 2000 - Spring 2001

President: Suzanne Lundeen
Treasurer: Jenny Hawkins
Public Relations: Rob Mottishaw
Secretary: Cody Permann

Advisors: Dr. Cathy Kriloff & Dr. Jim Hoffman

Career Panelists:
Robert Ammon Jr - Software Engineering Manager; SCIENTECH Inc.
Jane Gibson, P.E. - Software & Electronics Department Manager; INEEL
Ken Harmon, Mathematics Teacher; Bonneville High School
Lynda Pierson, Scanning Electron Microscopist Engineer; AMI Semiconductors

Speakers:
Dr. George Miel, University of Nevada, Gems in computer modeling.

Events and presentations:
Spring city-wide clean-up

Homecoming parade float


Fall 1999 - Spring 2000

President: Kasey Legaard
Treasurer: Randy Bowen
Public Relations: May Chaffin
Secretary: Michael Payne

Advisors: Dr. Cathy Kriloff & Dr. Jim Hoffman

Career Panelists:
Allen Lundeen - Supervisor: Modeling, Networking, Web and Object Technology; INEL
Dr. Larry Ford - Chair, Department of Mathematics; Idaho State University
Dr. Carole McWilliam – Retired Math Teacher, Principal, Director of Secondary Education,
                                Assistant Superintendent, and SBOE Member; School District #25
Frank Halverson, P.E. – Senior Project Manager; Power Engineers
Steve Wells - Statistician; AMI Corporation

Speakers:
Harry Calkins, Illinois State University, Wolfram Research Inc., Tilings and transformations - Symmetries of the plane / The 2-D design system of Northwest Coast Indian artwork (colloquium)
Dr. Stan Benkoski, West Valley College, The mathematics of DNA sequencing / How to prepare for a mathematics career in industry (colloquium).

Events and presentations:

Fall 1998 - Spring 1999

President: Dan Woodruff
Treasurer: Jacob Clawson
Public Relations: Hal Snarr
Secretary: Michael Payne

Advisors: Dr. Cathy Kriloff & Dr. Jim Hoffman

Speakers:
Dr. George Francis, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), Mathematical video feast / A geometrical puppetshow / Forty years of sphere eversions (colloquium).

Events and presentations:
COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling participation and presentations to the club:
Honorable Mention: Dan Woodruff
Topic: “Egress from a Burning Building”

 

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