Here are a few sample presentations (mostly PowerPoint) by past and current studentstalks from Senior Seminars, Hudson River, Parents' Weekend, and some Independent Study results. Note: The mathematics in some of the presentations requires MathType to be viewed properly.
Mathematical models for building graphical complexes from DNA, Nicolas Bruno, '09, Akie Hashimoto,'09, Paul Jarvis, '09, VGN summer 08. The Potts and Ising Models of Statistical Mechanics, Eva EllisMonaghan, Villanova '10, MAA Summer '08 Minimum pots for the usual suspects, with David Miller, '07 and Laura Beaudin '07, VGN Summer '08 The Circuit Partition Polynomial and Applications to the Tutte Polynomial, Andrea Austin, 08, VGN '07 The Potts Model, Laura Beaudin, '07, VGN '07 Graph Theory Aiding DNA Fragment Assembly, Jon Kaptcianos, '09, VGN '07 Efficient DNA construction using minimization, Dave Miller, '07, VGN '07 The Circuit Partition Polynomial and Applications to the Tutte Polynomial, Andrea Austin, '08, Hudson River, '07 Unit Rectangle Visibility Graphs, Sarah Hamilton, '07, Hudson River '07 Chaos.pdf, Kelsey Stavseth, '07, Hudson River '07 An Introduction to the Tutte Polynomial, Patti Bodkin, '04, and Whtiney Sherman, '04, Hudson River. The Kauffman Bracket as an Evaluation of the Tutte Polynomial, Whitney Sherman, '04, Spring '04 Hudson River. The Potts Model Partition Function: an application of the Tutte polyomial in physics, Patti Bodkin, '04, Spring '04 Hudson River. The Mathematics of ForceDirected Placement, Jamey Lewis, '06, Spring '04 Hudson River. Hydrocarbon Chains Stuck Unknots?, Mike White, '06, Spring '04 Hudson River. Group Theory and the Warlpiri Tribe, Natalie Skall, '04, Spring '04 Hudson River. The Geometry of Sea Shells, Mandy Daniels, '04, Spring '04 Senior Seminar. The Kauffman Bracket in Knot Theory, Whitney Sherman, '04, Spring '04 Senior Seminar. Fighting the Plane Patti Fogarty, '00, an SMC alum. This is part of her UVM master's thesis, given as a talk here at SMC in Spring '03. The Instant Insanity Game Sarah Graham, '06, for Parents' weekend Spring '03. Origin of The Euler Cycle The Seven Bridges of Konigsberg Whitney Sherman, '04, for Parents' weekend, Spring '03. Graphic Tool for Computer Chip Layout Laura McLane, '03, a Spring '03 Hudson River Talk about her work on an industrydriven independent study project. Error Detection and Correction Colin Kriwox, '03, a Senior Seminar Talk in Spring '03. Island Networks Aaron Derochers, '04, a Spring '03 Hudson River talk about an application of graph theory to anthropology.
