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39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium

39th Annual Mathematics Symposium
Western Kentucky University

Conference Flyer & Schedule & Abstracts


November 22-23, 2019 (Friday 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm; Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Ogden College Hall (SH) 1st Floor
Refreshments and registration start at 3:00 pm on Friday the 22nd

Free Registration:  at the Registration Desk at the meeting

Abstract submission:  CLOSED


Invited talks:


One Health:  Connecting Humans, Animals, and the Environment

Friday 3:30-4:20 PM, Ogden College Hall Auditorium

Dr. Suzanne Lenhart
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 Abstract: 'One Health' is a multidisciplinary approach to improving the health of people, animals and the environment. Environmental, wildlife, domestic animal, and human health fall under the One Health concept. Mathematical models of infectious diseases involving animals, environmental features, and humans will be presented. These models can suggest management policies and predict disease spread. Examples including La Crosse virus and Zika virus will be discussed.


How Mathematics Helps Feed the World:  Examples of Innovations in Agriculture

Saturday 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM, Ogden College Hall Auditorium

Dr. Laura Potter

Abstract: Curious to learn how you can apply your math and analytics skills to help farmers feed the growing population?  In this talk, I will share examples of how modeling and computation enable the design and placement of new and enhanced seed products to help improve crop yields.

Presentations:  There will be a number of 20-minute talks, focusing on mathematics and closely-related topics.  The talks can be expository, historical, research-related, or education-related.  Student presentations are especially welcome.

Where:  Snell Hall
Directions to WKU // Campus Map
Parking:  If you arrive before 3:30 pm on Friday the 22nd, please stop by the Mathematics Department Office to obtain a temporary parking permit from the staff.  Parking is always free along State St. and after 4:30 pm in all non-gated lots, and is free on Saturday in all lots.

Please contact the Mathematics Department Office at (270) 745-3651, or
Dr. Richard Schugart at (270) 745-2947 or richard.schugart@wku.edu.

Sponsored by:

WKU Mathematics Department
Ogden College of Science & Engineering
Gatton Academy of Math & Science


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 Last Modified 11/22/19