UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Team members Jake Minor, Emma Cobian and Austin Wilcox, pictured above share their research results as part of the events at the First Annual Integration Bee. They wrote a paper to address Problem B: Merge After Toll, in which they compared a horizontal barrier and a staggered barrier for merging traffic after toll booths. This designation puts them in the top 8% of the 8843 teams that competed this year.
Team members Joe Opseth, John Incha and Spencer Morrison, pictured above share their research results as part of the events at the the First Annual Integration Bee. In their paper "Road Following Robots in the 21st Century," they addressed Problem C: Cooperate and Navigate, about improving traffic congestion through the introduction of self-driving, cooperative automobiles. This designation puts them in the top 48% of the 8843 competing teams.
Jake Minor presented his research on "Generating Functions and Partition Identities" at the Fall Gala on Tuesday December 13, 2016
Kerrin Elberg presented her research on "Measuring Voter Power with Calculus" at the Fall Gala on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.
Team members Joe Opseth, Kyle Swanson and Sanghee Lee pictured above share their research results on URSCA Day. The designation, Meritorious places them in the top 8% of all participants. In their paper, "Clearing Orbital Debris," they analyzed seven different methods for clearing space debris for commercial viability. Their model used ideas from combinatorics and Solow models.
Team members Dagan Hathaway, Maria Eskro and Austin Wilcox pictured above share their research results on URSCA Day. The designation, Honorable Mention places them in the top 43% of all participants. In their paper, "The Sky is Falling: A Study of Space Debris," they developed a computer simulation to analyze the financial and political viability of clearing space debris with either a sling-sat or an ablative laser.
Team Members Joe Opseth, Heather Snyder, and Abby Mediger pictured above share their research results on Research, Scholarly & Creative Activity Day on campus. On February 6-10, the team participated in the 2014 Mathematical Contest in Modeling administered by COMAP (Consortium of Mathematics and Its Applications). They earned the designation: Meritorious Winner, placing them in the top 10% of all participants. The internet-based competition involved 6755 teams from eighteen countries. The UWRF team developed a mathematical model to solve the Problem B challenge, "College Coaching Legends," which asked competitors to develop metrics that would determine the best coach in a variety of college sports.
Amanda Marthaler presented her project on Islamic art at the Research, Scholarly, & Creative Activity Day on April 17, 2014. Her project observes and analyzes the patterns within modular arithmetic and modular generalized Fibonacci sequences, and how they relate to shapes found in Islamic art.
Team members Charles Collins and Amanda Finke share their research on the Water, Water Everywhere problem with their paper, “Efficiently Satisfying the Water Needs of the United States.” They worked together with teammate Laura Rogers to analyze routing, supply, demand and cost of water distribution by creating a model based on the operations of the United States Postal Service.
Lisa Rosenthal presented her project on optimizing executional time of relational queries at the Research Scholarly & Creative Activity Day on April 18, 2013. Using SQL (Structured Query Language) with an Oracle database, Lisa evaluated different algorithms and strategies using parse trees to find more efficient ways of manipulating algebraic expressions associated with a variety of queries.
Tyler Hefty shares research on the Ultimate Brownie Pan problem that he completed with team members Jacquelyn Trepanier and Laura Kleppe. In their paper “Architect of the Future Brownie Pan,” the team analyzed heat flow in polygonal brownie pans and the packing problem for polygons in a rectangular oven. They concluded that with circular pans they could balance the goals of maximizing the number of brownies cooked at one time while preserving even heating.