# Mentors

## Dr. Tamas Forgacs

Dr. Tamas Forgacs has supervised sixteen undergraduate research students during the last few years, nine of whom were women, and four were minority students. The projects ranged from game theory and economics to the distribution of zeros of analytic functions, his current area of research. Dr. Forgacs's students have given numerous talks and poster presentations at conferences, including conferences of the Missouri Valley Economic Association, the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Association. He has also written three research papers with his students. He participated in the CURM workshop for mentors in 2010, in the Field of Dreams Conference in November, 2011, in the workshop for undergraduate mentors at the Park City Mathematics Institute in June, 2012, in the Trends in Undergraduate Research in the Mathematical Sciences conference in October, 2012, and in the New directions for REUs conference at Mt. Holyoke College in June, 2013. Below are the accomplishments of his students, in reverse chronological order (students in bold):

- Forgacs, T.,
**Haley, J., Menke, R., and Simon C.**,*The non-existence of cubic Legendre multiplier sequences.*Involve,**7-6**(2014), 773-786. DOI 10.2140/involve.2014.7.773 **Fernando Quintino**-Talk at the JMM in Baltimore, 2013.- Forgacs, T.,
**Tipton, J., Wright, B.**,*Multiplier Sequences for Simple Sets of Polynomials*, Acta Math. Hungar.**137**(2012), 282-295. DOI: 10.1007/s10474-012-0222-7. **Blakeman, K., Davis, E.**, Forgacs, T., and**Urabe, K.**,*On Legendre Multiplier Sequences*, Missouri J. Math. Sci.,**24**(2012), 7-23. Spring 2012.**Katie Urabe**- poster presentation at the Golden Sectional Meeting of the MAA, Spring 2012; Talk at the Central California Research Symposium, Spring 2012; Talk at the Pacific Coast Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, March 2012; Poster presentation at the JMM in Boston (Outstanding Poster Presentation Award winner), January, 2012.**Kelly Blakeman**- Talk at MathFest, July, 2012; Talk at the Pacific Coast Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, March 2012.**Emily Davis**- Talk at MathFest, July, 2012.**Michelle Hoshiko**- Talk at the CURM spring research conference, Spring 2011; Talk at the Central California Research Symposium, Spring 2011; Talk at the Pacific Coast Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, March 2011; Poster presentation at the JMM in New Orleans, January, 2011, Poster Presentation at the JMM in San Francisco, January 2010.**Mario Banuelos**- Talk at the CURM spring research conference, Spring 2011; Talk at the Central California Research Symposium, Spring 2011; Talk at the Pacific Coast Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, March 2011; Poster presentation at the JMM in New Orleans, January, 2011.**James Tipton**- Talk at the CURM spring research conference, Spring 2011; Talk at the Central California Research Symposium, Spring 2011; Talk at the Pacific Coast Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, March 2011; Poster presentation at the JMM in New Orleans, January, 2011.**Benjamin Wright**- Talk at the CURM spring research conference, Spring 2011; Talk at the Central California Research Symposium, Spring 2011; Talk at the Pacific Coast Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, March 2011; Poster presentation at the JMM in New Orleans, January, 2011.**Lucy Montalvo**- Poster presentation at the JMM in San Francisco, January 2010.**Iliana Perez**- Talk at the annual meeting of the Missouri Valley Economic Association in St. Louis, MO in October, 2008

## Dr. Andrzej Piotrowski

Dr. Andrzej Piotrowski is a visiting professor from the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS). He has served as mentor to eight undergraduate students as they conducted research on their senior capstone projects at UAS. He was also the program director of the MAA National Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (NREUP) at UAS which focused on open problems regarding diagonalizable linear operators and polynomial zeros. Below are some accomplishments of his students (students in bold):

**Bunton, N. Jacobs, S. Jenkins, C. McKenry Jr.**, A. Piotrowski,**L. Scott**,*Nonreal zero decreasing operators related to orthogonal polynomials.*Involve, to appear.**A. Bunton**-Pi Mu Epsilon Talk at MathFest, August 2014; Winner of an Outstanding Pi Mu Epsilon Student Talk Award.

A slightly more detailed account is available on Dr. Piotrowski's research webpage:

http://uashome.alaska.edu/~APIOTROWSKI/research.html