# Featured Stories

## STEMCATs Program Bears Fruit

## This Living Learning Program gives freshmen a mentored head start on the way to majoring in the sciences and mathematics

By Richard LeComte

## Mathematical Musings - Feed the Soul and the Mind

UK Math department graduate students are hosting a fun evening of math with interesting talks by several math faculty.

here are the talk titles:

1. The Hairy Ball Theorem

2. How to see inside your hand

3. "The King Chicken Theorems"

4. The combinatorics of soccer balls

5. Pentagram Map

6. The Geometry of Linkages (or: if something can go wrong, we can build a machine to make it go wrong)

Steel City Pops will be served!

## Alumni Day Mathematics 2020

# Date and location

Date: Friday, February 28, 2020

Location: Gatton College of Business & Economics, room 191

# Speakers / Presenters

Rachelle R. Bouchat, Robert Davis, Ryan Walker

# Summary

Three UK Math Department alumni will come back to UK and speak to our current faculty and students.

# Speaker 1

**Name**: Rachelle R. Bouchat, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

**Title**: Keep Your Chin Up: A Lesson in Resilience

# Speaker 2

**Name**: Robert Davis, Colgate University

**Title**: Becoming Your Own Mathematician

# Speaker 3

**Name**: Ryan Walker, Casetext

**Title**: Mathematicians, startups need you!

## J.C. Eaves Lecture 2020

Abstract: I'll talk about my work in mathematical visualization:

making accurate, effective, and beautiful pictures, models, and

experiences of mathematical concepts. I'll discuss what it is that

makes a visualization compelling, and show many examples in the medium

of 3D printing, as well as some work in virtual reality and spherical

video. I'll also discuss my experiences in teaching a project-based

class on 3D printing for mathematics students.