Students who register for math or statistics honors enhanced classes, must give a 15 to 20 minute presentation on their honors work. This presentation is given at the fall and spring SemiAnnual Math Honors In Discipline Day (S.A.M.H.I.D.D.) seminar. The seminar is usually held on the last day of regular classes on the third floor of Gilbreath Hall. Below are links to the schedules and photos of these seminars.
The First SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day ("SAMHIDD 1"), Spring 2008
The first SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day (SAMHIDD 1) was held on April 21, 2008 in Room 304 of Gilbreath Hall. Three presentations were given by students, a general discussion of program requirements was given by Dr. Bob, and pizza from Buck's Pizza was provided.
The presentations were as follows:
TIME  SPEAKER  TOPIC 
4:00  Paul Hoilman  Gauss and Gaussian Elimination (Honors Linear Algebra) 
4:15  Dr. Bob  Math HiD Program and Requirements 
4:30  Hamilton Scott  Happiness in a Matching Scheme (Honors Thesis Presentation) 
4:45  April Spence  The Calculus Wars (Honors Calculus) 
Both honors section instructors were present (Jamie McGill and George Poole). Honors thesis director Anant Godbole and Dean of the Honors College Becky Pyles were both able to drop in briefly.
The Second SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day ("SAMHIDD 2"), Fall 2008
The second SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day (SAMHIDD 2) was held on December 5, 2008 in Room 313 of Gilbreath Hall. Six presentations were given by students who registered for honors enhanced classes during fall 2008. Some general comments and descriptions of the Math HonorsinDiscipline program requirements was given by Dr. Bob. Pizza from Marco's was provided by generous funding from the Honors College.
The schedule of presentations was:
TIME  SPEAKER  TOPIC 
1:45  Dr. Bob  Math HiD Program and Requirements 
2:00  Jeremy Brooks  The HodgkinHuxley Model for Neural Transmission (Honors Symbiosis 3) 
2:20  Danny Hoilman  The Work of Kurt Gödel (Honors Math Reasoning) 
2:40  Wesley Surber  The Work of Alan Turing (Honors Math Reasoning) 
3:00  Victoria Moon  The Four Color Theorem (Honors Math Reasoning) 
3:20  Nick Peppers  Eigenvalues and (r,s)Regular Graphs (Honors Linear Algebra) 
3:40  William Jamieson  Bioinformatics Applications in Linear Algebra (Honors Linear Algebra) 
All three honors instructors (Teresa Haynes, Debra Knisley, and Jeff Knisley) were able to attend. Other faculty and undergraduates were also present.
The Third SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day ("SAMHIDD 3"), Spring 2009
The third SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day (SAMHIDD 3) was held on May 1, 2009 in Room 205 of Gilbreath Hall. Seven presentations were given by students who registered for honors enhanced classes during spring 2009. Some general comments and descriptions of the Math HonorsinDiscipline program requirements were given by Dr. Bob.
The schedule of presentations was:
TIME  SPEAKER  TOPIC 
1:45  Dr. Bob  Math HiD Program and Requirements 
2:00  Molly Noseworthy  The Calculus Wars (Honors Calculus 1) 
2:20  William Jamieson  Molniya Orbits (Honors Calculus 3) 
2:40  Jeremy Brooks  Signal Propagation in Neurons (Honors Calculus 3) 
3:00  Laura Catron  The FitzHughNagumo Model (Honors Calculus 3) 
3:20  Victoria Moon  Markov Model (Honors Math Modeling) 
3:40  Victoria Moon  The Mathematics of Google: PageRank and the Power Method (Honors Numerical Linear Algebra) 
4:00  Wesley Surber 
Applying the Power Method to Google's PageRank System

The Fourth SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day ("SAMHIDD 4"), Fall 2009
The fourth SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day (SAMHIDD 4) was held on December 11, 2009 in Room 304 of Gilbreath Hall. Six presentations were given by students who registered for honors enhanced classes during fall 2009. Some general comments and descriptions of the Math HonorsinDiscipline program requirements were given by Dr. Bob.
The schedule of presentations was a slight modification of the following:
TIME  SPEAKER  TOPIC 
1:00  Seasonal Refreshments  Egg nog, cider, Christmas cookies 
1:10  Dr. Bob  Math HiD Program, Requirements, and Updates (see below) 
1:20  William Jamieson  Vizing's Conjecture (Honors Math Reasoning) 
1:40  Paul Hoilman  Combinatorics and Poker (Honors Applied Combinatorics and Problem Solving) 
2:00  Victoria Moon  Application of Group Theory in Theoretical Computer Science I (Honors Introduction to Modern Algebra) 
2:20  Laura Catron  Application of Group Theory in Theoretical Computer Science II (Honors Introduction to Modern Algebra) 
2:40  Brandi Canter  The History of Linear Algebra (Honors Linear Algebra) 
3:00  Jessie Deering 
Applications of Integrals and The Work of Archimedes (Honors Calculus 2)

New Policy Affecting the Creation of Honors Sections There is a new policy of charging students for drop and add (unless you drop one class and add another within 24 hours) starting the first day of classes. Therefore you should get any honors section (with section number 088) created as soon as possible to avoid these charges, since there is no charge for dropping and adding before the semester starts. This means that we will likely have to do much of the paperwork for the creation of an honors section through email before the semester starts. All parties concerned can sign the forms once the semester starts.
The Fifth SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day ("SAMHIDD 5"), Spring 2010
The fifth SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day (SAMHIDD 5) was held on April 30, 2010 in Room 210 of Yoakley Hall. Six presentations were given by students who registered for honors enhanced classes during spring 2010. Some general comments and descriptions of the Math HonorsinDiscipline program requirements were given by Dr. Bob, and Dean Becky Pyles of the Honors College dropped by at the beginning of the meeting.
The schedule of presentations was:
TIME  SPEAKER  TOPIC 
2:45  Paul Hoilman  Peg Solitaire and Graph Theory (Honors Introduction to Graph Theory) 
3:05  Dr. Bob  Math HiD Program, Thesis Preparation, and HiD Facilities in Yoakley Hall 
3:15  Brandi Canter  Rocket Powered Flight (Honors Calculus 3) 
3:35  Jessie Deering  Rocket Powered Flight (Honors Calculus 3) 
3:55  Laura Catron  Patterns and Variations on Graphs (Honors Introduction to Graph Theory) 
4:15  William Jamieson  Iterated Square Graph (Honors Introduction to Graph Theory) 
4:35  Wesley Surber  Modeling of an Epidemic Disease (Honors Math Modeling) 
The Sixth SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day ("SAMHIDD 6"), Fall 2010
The sixth SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day (SAMHIDD 6) was held on December 10, 2010 in Room 304 of Gilbreath Hall. Several presentations were given by students who registered for honors enhanced classes or honors thesis during fall 2010 (along with two presentations by students who took undergraduate research). Pizza from Papa John's was provided by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. It was a very productive day of research presentation and lasted until 6:00 p.m.
The schedule of presentations was:
TIME  SPEAKER  TOPIC 
11:40  Jeremy Brooks  Survival Models in Medical Research (Honors Statistical Modeling) 
12:00  Ruoying Wang  Linearization vs. NonLinear Estimation for some Allometric Relationships (Honors Calculus Based Probability and Statistics) 
12:20  Brandi Canter  Recursive Pythagorean Triples (Honors Applied Combinatorics) 
12:40  Rouying Wang  Cardinalities of Sets (Honors Math Reasoning) 
1:00  Lindsey Fox  Cardinalities of Sets (Honors Math Reasoning) 
1:20  Jessie Deering  Double Domination Sets (Honors Math Reasoning) 
1:45  Dr. Girish Aras, Amgen Inc.  NonInferiority in Active Control Clinical Trials 
2:40  Sharon Cameron Katherine Schiermeyer 
Spatial Evolutionary Games (Undergraduate Research) Complex Networks and Dynamical Processes (Undergraduate Research) 
3:00  Wesley Surber  Alternatives to Logistic Regression: Discriminant Analysis (Honors Statistical Modeling) 
3:20  Lindsey Fox  The Poisson Distribution and Its Applications  From Horse Kicks to Mutations in DNA (Honors Calculus Based Probability and Statistics) 
3:40  Paul Hoilman  Graph Theorizing Peg Solitaire (Honors Thesis) 
4:10  Victoria Moon  BCH Coding Theory (Honors Thesis) 
The Seventh SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day ("SAMHIDD 7"), Spring 2011
The seventh SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day (SAMHIDD 7) was held on April 29, 2011 in Room 304 of Gilbreath Hall. Several presentations were given by students who registered for honors enhanced classes or honors thesis during spring 2011, along with two honors thesis presentations.
The schedule of presentations was:
TIME  SPEAKER  TOPIC 
2:40  Dr. Bob  Introduction and review of policies 
2:50  Lindsey Fox  Goldbach's Conjecture (Honors Elementary Number Theory) 
3:10  Brandi Canter  Mathematical Models for Antibiotic Resistance (Honors Undergraduate Research) 
3:30  Laura Catron  The Proper Orthogonal Decomposition Method, Part 1 (Honors Numerical Linear Algebra) 
3:50  Ruoying Wang  The Proper Orthogonal Decomposition Method, Part 2 (Honors Numerical Linear Algebra) 
4:10  Jeremy Brooks  An Analytic Neuromechanics Approach to Somatic Voltage Recordings (Honors Thesis) 
4:40  Wesley Surber  The Developing of Pivoting Strategies Due to Technological Constraints (Honors Thesis) 
The Eight SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day ("SAMHIDD 8"), Fall 2011
The eighth SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day (SAMHIDD 8) was held on December 9, 2011 in Rooms 304 and 314 of Gilbreath Hall (following some projector technical difficulties). Several presentations were given by students who registered for honors enhanced classes during fall 2011.
The schedule of presentations was:
TIME  SPEAKER  TOPIC 
Thursday 12/8 9:15 
Blakely Pond and Katelyn Vittatoe  Archimedes and Early Calculus (Honors Calculus 1) 
1:45  Dr. Bob  Introduction and review of policies 
2:00  Jessie Deering  What is a Manifold? (Honors Independent Study on Relativity) 
2:15  Ryan Mills  Counterintuitive Answers to Probability Questions (Honors Probability and Statistics  Calculus Based) 
2:30  Ruoying Wang  Computing a Mean (Honors Mathematical Statistics I) 
2:45  Lindsey Fox  Stirling's Approximation (Honors Analysis I) 
3:00  Elizabeth Millsaps and April Parkison  Newton Biography (Honors Calculus 1) 
3:15  Joshua Canter and Brittany Munro  Leibniz Biography (Honors Calculus 1) 
3:30  Elaina Campbell and Caitlin Cherry  Calculus Before Newton and Leibniz (Honors Calculus 1) 
The Ninth SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day ("SAMHIDD 1"), Spring 2012
The ninth SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day (SAMHIDD 9) was held on April 27, 2012 in Room 304 of Gilbreath Hall. Several presentations were given by students who registered for honors enhanced classes during spring 2012.
The schedule of presentations was:
TIME  SPEAKER  TOPIC 
2:00  Brandi Canter  Modeling Antibiotic Resistance when Adding a New Antibiotic to a Hospital Setting (Honors Thesis Presentation) 
2:30  Ruoying Wang  A Methodology for the Analysis of Fly Activity Data (Honors Thesis Presentation) 
3:00  Ryan Mills  Maxwell's Equation (Honors Calculus III) 
3:15  William Jamieson  Continuing Research into Random Set Systems (Honors Independent Study) 
The Tenth SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day ("SAMHIDD 10"), Fall 2012
The tenth SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day (SAMHIDD 10) was held on December 7, 2012 in Room 313 of Gilbreath Hall. Several presentations were given by students who registered for honors enhanced classes during fall 2012. Pizza and snacks were generously provided by the Honors College and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
The schedule of presentations was:
TIME  SPEAKER  TOPIC 
1:40  Dean Rebecca Pyles, Honors College Robert "Dr. Bob" Gardner 
Introduction and Welcome 
1:45  Devanshu Agrawal  Compass and Straightedge Constructions (Honors Introduction to Modern Algebra) 
2:00  Ryan Mills  A Stochastic Model of Netflix Data for Customer Flow (Honors Stochastic Processes) 
2:15  Ryan Mills  Estimating a Proportion with Different Priors (Honors Mathematical Statistics 1) 
2:30  Ben Jewett and Chase Mussard  Leibniz Papers of 1684 and 1686 (Honors Calculus 1) 
2:45  Kathleen King and Stephanie Mersch  Biography of Leibniz (Honors Calculus 1) 
3:00  Megan Butler and James Elliott  History and Derivation of L'Hopital's Rule (Honors Calculus 1) 
3:15  Zachary Helbert  Modeling of Solid Mechanics (Honors Calculus 3) 
3:30  Jessie Deering  BolzanoWeierstrass: Extracting Convergent Subsequences from Bounded Sequences (Honors Analysis 1) 
The Eleventh SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day ("SAMHIDD 11"), Spring 2013
The eleventh SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day (SAMHIDD 11) was held on May 3, 2013 in Room 212 of Gilbreath Hall. Several presentations were given by students who registered for honors enhanced classes during spring 2013 and those who were presenting their honors theses. The Math HonorsinDiscipline program enjoyed 100% participation this semester, with all 6 math HiD students taking an honors enhanced class. Three of these students graduated spring 2013 semester (Deering, Fox, and Jamieson). Spring 2013 also marked the last semester that Dr. Bob (Gardner) was acting as Math HiD Coordinator.
The schedule of presentations was:
TIME  SPEAKER  TOPIC 
1:40  Robert "Dr. Bob" Gardner  Introduction and Welcome 
1:45  Caitlin Cherry  Biography of Newton (Honors Calculus 1) 
2:00  Devanshu Agrawal  Galois Theory and Solvability (Honors Introduction to Algebra 2) 
2:15  Rebekah White  Applications of Probability Distributions in Pharmaceutical Research (Honors Probability and Statistics  Calculus Based) 
2:30  Lindsey Fox  Numerical Study of the Effect of Blood Vessel Geometry on Plaque Formation (Honors Thesis Presentation) 
3:00  William Jamieson  General Bounds on Downhill Domination in Graphs (Honors Thesis Presentation) 
3:30  Jessie Deering  Uphill and Downhill Domination in Graphs and Related Graph Parameters (Honors Thesis Presentation) 
The Twelfth SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day ("SAMHIDD 12"), Fall 2013
The twelfth SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day (SAMHIDD 12) was held on December 6, 2013 in Room 205 of Gilbreath Hall. Several presentations were given by students who registered for honors enhanced classes during fall 2013. Fall 2013 also marked the first semester that Dr. Robert Beeler acted as Math HiD Coordinator.
The schedule of presentations was:
TIME  SPEAKER  TOPIC 
2:00  Robert Beeler  Introduction and Welcome 
2:05  Zach Helbert  Modeling Student Enrollment Using Markov Chains and Monte Carlo Methods (Numerical Analysis) 
2:20  Devanshu Agrawal  Some Results on Prime Numbers(Applied Combinatorics and Problem Solving) 
2:35  Devanshu Agrawal  Elliptic Functions and Double Periodicity in General Relativity(Complex Variables) 
2:50  Rebekah White  A History of the Insolvability of the Quintic (Intro to Modern Algebra) 
The Thirteenth SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day ("SAMHIDD 13"), Spring 2014
The thirteenth SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day (SAMHIDD 13) was held on June 2, 2014 in Room 205 of Gilbreath Hall. Several presentations were given by students who registered for honors enhanced classes during Spring 2014.
The schedule of presentations was:
TIME  SPEAKER  TOPIC 
1:40  Robert Beeler  Introduction and Welcome 
2:00  Paezha McCartt  Enzyme Kinetics (Differential Equations) 
2:20  Bekah White  Solvability of Polynomials through the work of Galois (Modern Algebra II) 
The Fourteenth SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day ("SAMHIDD 14"), Fall 2014
The fourteenth SemiAnnual Math HonorsinDiscipline Day (SAMHIDD 14) was held on Thursday December 11, 2014 in Room 205 of Gilbreath Hall. Several presentations were given by students who registered for honors enhanced classes during Fall 2014.
The schedule of presentations was:
TIME  SPEAKER  TOPIC 
3:20  Robert Beeler  Introduction and Welcome 
3:30  Paezha McCartt and Bekah White  Eulerian Numbers (Applied Combinatorics and Problem Solving) 
3:45  Katie Heidt  Fun with Probability Puzzlers (Calculus Based Probability and Statistics) 
4:00  Zach Helbert  Modeling Enrollment at a Regional University Using a DiscreteTime Markov Chain (Honors Thesis) 