This year six of our graduating seniors are applying for departmental honors. Each has written a thesis and will present his/her work in a talk. Below join us for the following talks in room **P229**:

Tuesday, April 16 at 12:30: **Sebastian Calvo** – *Projective monoid schemes and extended fans*

Tuesday, April 16 at 1:10: **Danielle Demateis** – *Non-negative matrix factorization for rank normalized data*

Wednesday, April 17 at 11:00: **Nicholas Bolle** – *Investigating a proposed wedge power for matroids*

Wednesday, April 24 at 11:00: **Melanie Loth** – *Identifying underlying animal patterns using nonnegative matrix factorization*

Friday, April 26 at 12:30: **Lisha Silver** – *A differential equations model of the effects of gender and pedagogy on math anxiety*

Friday, April 26 at 1:10: **Kate O’Connor** – *Weights of essential surfaces*

I hope to see many of you there! Juniors, if you have questions about this process please see Professor Cindy Curtis, the Departmental Honors Coordinator.