"Casting Light on the Statistical Life of Florence Nightingale"will be published in the UMKC Fall 2013 Sosland Journal. The paper was written during Spring 2013 for Math 464 WI (History of Mathematics, Writing Intensive).
"The Impossible Proof: An Analysis of Adrien-Marie Legendre'sand a second expository paper written by Neiloy Medhi titled:
Attempts to Prove Euclid's Fifth Postulate" ,
"A Meta Analysis of Polls from the 2012 Presidential Election".Congratulations Anna and Neiloy! Anna's paper was written during Spring 2013 for Math 464 WI (History of Mathematics, Writing Intensive), while Neiloy's paper was written in Spring 2013 for an Independent Study course with Dr. Zeng.
"Berkeley Contra the 'Infidel Mathematicians'"published in the UMKC Fall 2012 Sosland Journal. The paper was written during Spring 2012 for Math 464 WI (History of Mathematics, Writing Intensive).
"Indivisibles and the Cycloid in the Early 17^{th} Century."Jesse will receive an MAA student membership and some MAA books provided by HOMSIGMAA, a complimentary CSHPM (Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics) membership, and books donated by Johns Hopkins University Press. Jesse's paper was written this Spring 2012 for Math 464 WI (History of Mathematics, Writing Intensive).
"Mathematical Model to Quantify Dosing and Evaluate Effects of Modifications of Cancer Virotherapy"at the 12^{th} annual SEARCH Symposium for Research and Creative Achievements in Pierson auditorium, winning First Prize in the "Biological and Health Sciences" category. Congratulations, Brent! His faculty mentor is Swati DebRoy, from whom he took Calculus III this semester. For the project he helped create an ordinary differential equation model and find its equilibria using Mathematica. [See 11 April 2008, below, for our last student SEARCH winner, Whitney Berard.]
"Trigonometry Development in Ancient and Medieval India",and one by Jesse Hamer titled
"Indivisibles and the Cycloid in the Early 17^{th} Century".Congratulations Alex and Jesse! Alex's paper was written during Spring 2011, and Jesse's during Spring 2012 for Math 464 WI (History of Mathematics, Writing Intensive).
"Kepler's Development of Mathematical Astronomy."Rick's runner-up paper is titled
"Thomas Harriot's Artis Analyticae Praxis and the Roots of Modern Algebra."Paul will receive an MAA student membership and some MAA books provided by HOMSIGMAA, a complimentary CSHPM (Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics) membership, and books donated by Johns Hopkins University Press. Both Paul's and Rick's papers were written this Spring 2011 for Math 464 WI (History of Mathematics, Writing Intensive).
"The Heart is a Dust Board: Abu'l Wafa Al-Buzjani, Dissection, Construction, and the Dialog Between Art and Mathematics in Medieval Islamic Culture"published in the UMKC Fall 2010 Sosland Journal. The paper was written during Spring 2010 for Math 464 WI (History of Mathematics, Writing Intensive).
"The Heart is a Dust Board: Abu'l Wafa Al-Buzjani, Dissection, Construction, and the Dialog Between Art and Mathematics in Medieval Islamic Culture"will be published in the UMKC Fall 2010 Sosland Journal. The paper was written during Spring 2010 for Math 464 WI (History of Mathematics, Writing Intensive).
"Getting to the Root of the Problem: An Introduction to Fibonacci's Method of Finding Square Roots of Integers".Congratulations Nick! The paper was written during Spring 2010 for Math 464 WI (History of Mathematics, Writing Intensive).
"The Heart is a Dust Board: Abu'l Wafa Al-Buzjani, Dissection, Construction, and the Dialog Between Art and Mathematics in Medieval Islamic Culture."Jenny will receive an MAA student membership and some MAA books provided by HOMSIGMAA, a complimentary CSHPM (Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics) membership, and books donated by Johns Hopkins University Press. Jenny's paper was written this Spring 2010 for Math 464 WI (History of Mathematics, Writing Intensive).
"Getting to the Root of the Problem: An Introduction to Fibonacci's Method of Finding Square Roots of Integers,"while Jenny's is titled
"The Heart is a Dust Board: Abu'l Wafa Al-Buzjani, Dissection, Construction, and the Dialog Between Art and Mathematics in Medieval Islamic Culture,"and lastly, Brad's is titled
"Adolphe Quetelet: An Analysis of His Research on the Propensity for Crime at Different Ages".Nick and Jenny's papers were written this Spring 2010 for Math 464 WI (History of Mathematics, Writing Intensive). Brad Fulk's paper was written in Spring 2009 for the same course.
"Adolphe Quetelet: An Analysis of His Research on the Propensity for Crime at Different Ages"which was published in the UMKC Fall 2009 Sosland Journal. The paper was written during Spring 2009 for Math 464 WI (History of Mathematics, Writing Intensive).
"Adolphe Quetelet: An Analysis of His Research on the Propensity for Crime at Different Ages"will be published in the UMKC Fall 2009 Sosland Journal. The paper was written during Spring 2009 for Math 464 WI (History of Mathematics, Writing Intensive).
"The Bernoulli Brothers and the Brachistochrone".Congratulations Cam! The paper was written during Spring 2009 for Math 464 WI (History of Mathematics, Writing Intensive).
"Early Binary: History and Application"will be published in the UMKC Fall 2008 Sosland Journal. The paper was written during Spring 2008 for Math 464 WI (History of Mathematics, Writing Intensive).
"Graphs Based on Vector Spaces over Finite Fields"at the eighth annual SEARCH Symposium for Research and Creative Achievements in Pierson auditorium, winning First Prize in the "Physical Sciences and Mathematics" Division. Congratulations, Whitney! Her faculty mentor is Liana Sega. [This award was also mentioned in a U-News article, April 28 issue, p.5, "UMKC Undergrads Show Off Research".]
"Nicole Oresme: The Kinematics of Celestial Motion."Her paper was written this Spring 2008 for Math 464 WI (History of Mathematics, Writing Intensive).
"George Berkeley's Mathematical Philosophy and The Calculus",and another expository mathematics paper written by Mathematics major Lisa Erickson, titled
"Polygonal Numbers".Congratulations Sam and Lisa! The two papers were written during Winter 2006 for Math 464 WI (History of Mathematics, Writing Intensive).
"Maria Gaetana Agnesi: Female Mathematician and Brilliant Expositor of the Eighteenth Century."She will receive a certificate from the MAA, a free MAA student membership for next year, and $25 worth of books from the MAA online bookstore. Her paper will also be published on the HOMSIGMAA website. Congratulations, Samantha! Her paper was written during Winter 2005, while the other two finalist papers were written during Winter 2006, all for Math 464 WI (History of Mathematics, Writing Intensive).
"Maria Gaetana Agnesi: Female Mathematician and Brilliant Expositor of the 18th Century",winning the Advanced Level Essay prize, and mathematics major Newlyn Walkup also publishes an expository paper,
"The Perspective of Girard Desargues".The two papers were written during Winter 2005 for Math 464 WI (History of Mathematics, Writing Intensive).
"Eratosthenes and the Mystery of the Stades."He will receive a certificate from the MAA, a free MAA student membership for next year, and $25 worth of books from the MAA online bookstore. His paper will also be published on the HOMSIGMAA website. Congratulations, Newlyn! The paper was written during Winter 2005 for Math 464 WI (History of Mathematics, Writing Intensive).
"The Origination of Euler's Path",and mathematics major Heath Yates also publishes an expository paper,
"An Emanji Temple Geometry Tablet",in the UMKC Sosland Journal, now published online. The two papers were written during Winter 2004 for Math 464 WI (History of Mathematics, Writing Intensive).
"An Emanji Temple Geometry Tablet."He will receive a certificate from the MAA, a free MAA student membership for next year, and a $25 shopping spree on MAA Online. His paper will also be published on the HOMSIGMAA website. Congratulations, Heath! The paper was written during Winter 2004 for Math 464 WI (History of Mathematics, Writing Intensive).
"Fermat's Enigma: The Book that Proves Mathematics is Anything but Boring",in the UMKC Sosland Journal, and wins 2^{nd} place prize in the UMKC Ilus W. Davis Writing Competition, WI Division. The paper was written during Winter 2002 for Math 464 WI (History of Mathematics, Writing Intensive).