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Outreach

 

Sonia Kovalevsky Days
UIC

These days are part of series of the Association of Women in Mathematics (AWM). For more than twenty years Sonia Kovalevsky Days have been organized and sponsored by AWM and held at colleges and universities throughout the country. Sonia Kovalevsky Days (SK Days) consist of a program of workshops, talks, and problem-solving competitions for female high school and middle school students and their teachers, both women and men. 




Sonia Kovalevsky days at UIC
Co-organized with James Unwin at UIC

2017

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2016 Sonia Math day 

Knots and Graphs

The UIC chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) held its second Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day for high school girls (8th - 12th grade). The AWM provides fun activities, lunches, shirts, and mathematical prizes for the girls!


2015 Sonia Math day 

Maths and Magic

The UIC chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) will hold its first Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day for high school girls (8th - 12th grade). The AWM provides fun activities, lunches, shirts, and mathematical prizes for the girls!

Since 2014 I've been working with MIT through their PRIMES program

PRIMES-USA 

Interface control and snow crystal growth

with Jessica Li (2014)
(student at Harvard since 2015)


The growth of snow crystals is dependent on the temperature and saturation of the environment. By defining two new variables, growth latency and growth direction, our improved model gives a realistic model not only for dendrite but also for plate forms.

On the geometry of regular icosahedral capsids containing disymmetrons

with Kai-Siang Ang (2016)
(student at Stanford since 2017)

Icosahedral virus capsids are composed of symmetrons, organized arrangements of capsomers. In the present paper we incorporate disymmetrons to obtain a geometric classification of icosahedral viruses formed by regular penta-, tri-, and disymmetrons.  


VIRUS SPREAD IN SYMMETRIC NETWORKS

with Anlin Zhang (2017)
(high school student in San Diego)


Symmetries in nature have been long studied by mathematicians, and in this project we shall be looking at particular cases of natural symmetries: the ones appearing in viral infections....


Past Outreach