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Accomplishments by Cynthia Wyels

2017

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Resources for Mentoring Undergraduates through Mathematics Research." Panel discussion at WM3: Workshop on Mentoring Math Majors. CSU Northridge, Oct 8, 2016.

Other Activities:

  • "REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Mathematics at CSU Channel Islands." with G. Buhl and K. Leonard. Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), National Science Foundation. $145,219. 2017. (http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1359165)
  • "Project PROMESAS: Pathways with Regional Outreach and Mathematics Excellence for Student Achievement in STEM." with A. Quintero and P. Hampton. Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM and Articulation Program, U.S. Department of Education. $5,999,170. 2016.

2015

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "STEM Student Success Intervention Programs." Paper delivered at 7th Annual HSI/ Title V Best Practices Conference. San Antonio, TX, Mar 9, 2015. (http://www.ahsie.org/conference/)

Other Activities:

  • "REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Mathematics at CSU Channel Islands." with G. Buhl and K. Leonard. Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), National Science Foundation. 134,768. 2014. (http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1359165)

2014

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Mentoring in the Mathematical Sciences." with D. Lewis, M. Vega, and A. Barrios. Panel discussion at Underrepresented Students in Topology and Algebra Research Symposium (USTARS). Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Apr 20, 2013.
  • "Asking Questions: Graph Parameters, Extending Questions, and Large Cetaceans." Paper delivered at Whittier College Pi Mu Epsilon Induction. Whittier, CA, Apr 9, 2013.

Publications:

  • "A Gap in the Achievable Radio Number Line." with D. Canales and M. Tomova. AKCE International Journal of Graphs and Combinatorics. Vol. 10 No. 4 Dec 1, 2013. 349 - 357.

Other Activities:

  • President’s Award. Ventura County Mathematics Council. 2013.
  • Faculty Leader of the Year. Channel Islands Business and Technology Partnership. 2013.

2012

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "The Benefits of Research with Undergraduates for Faculty." with E. Aboufadel, Grand Valley State University, D. Carothers, James Madison University, D. Davenport, Howard University, and M. Dorff, Brigham Young University. Panel discussion at Joint Mathematics Meeting. San Diego, Jan 10, 2013.
  • "Graduate School: Choosing One, Getting In, Staying In." with A. Crannell, Franklin & Marshall College, R. Levine, San Diego State University, and W. Velez, University of Arizona. Panel discussion at Joint Mathematics Meeting. San Diego, Jan 10, 2013.
  • "Establishing Undergraduate Research Programs." with C. Adams, Williams College, M. Korten, Kansas State Univ., and J. Peirce, Univ. of Wisconsin - La Crosse. Panel discussion at Project NExT, Joint Mathematics Meeting. San Diego, Jan 9, 2013.
  • "Engaging Students from Underrepresented Groups." with N. Dean, Texas State University and R. Garcia, Sam Houston State University. Panel discussion at Trends in Undergraduate Research in the Mathematical Sciences. Chicago, Oct 27, 2012. (http://www.maa.org/turms2012/)
  • "Graph Parameters and Beyond: Crafting Questions for Research." Paper delivered at Spuyten Duyvil Undergraduate Mathematics Conference. Ramapo College, New Jersey, Apr 14, 2012. (http://ww2.ramapo.edu/tas/SDUMC.aspx)
  • "Unexpected Adventures and Undergraduate Research." Paper delivered at Joint Mathematics Meeting (Presentations by Teaching Award Winners). Boston, MA, Jan 6, 2012.
  • "Graph parameters: a rich source of open questions." Paper delivered at CSU Long Beach Mathematics Colloquium. Long Beach, CA, Dec 2, 2011.
  • "Unexpected Outcomes in Undergraduate Research." Paper delivered at Fall Meeting of the So Cal-NV Section of the Mathematical Association of America. Los Angeles, CA, Oct 15, 2011.

Publications:

  • "Developing Cultural Literacy in the STEM Disciplines." with N. Deans, J. Balén, B. Rasnow, N. Parmar, and B. Gillespie. The Journal of Multiculturalism in Education. Vol. 8 No. 1 Oct 10, 2012. 1-19. (https://www.wtamu.edu/journal/volume-8-number-1.aspx)
  • "Radio numbers for generalized prism graphs." with P. Martinez, J. Ortiz, and M. Tomova. Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory. Vol. 31 No. 1 January 2011. 45 - 62.
  • "Pebbling graph products." with M. Tomova. Ars Combinatoria. Vol. 98 January 2011. 493-499.

Other Activities:

  • The Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics. Mathematical Association of America. 2012. (http://maa.org/news/jmm2012awards/haimo.html)
  • Judge. "SACNAS Student Poster Exhibition." national selection of STEM students. San Jose, CA. Oct 29, 2011.
  • "Project ACCESO." with P. Hampton, R. Don, and S. Shah. Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Department of Education. $6 million. 2011.

2011

Other Activities:

  • Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics. Mathematical Association of America, Southern California – Nevada Section. 2011. (http://sections.maa.org/socalnv/Meeting2011Fall.html#Wyels)

2010

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Radio Labeling Cartesian Graph Products." Paper delivered at 9th Cologne Twente Workshop on Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization. Cologne, Germany, May 26, 2010. 9th Cologne Twente Workshop on Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization Cologne, Germany. May 25, 2010. (http://ctw.uni-koeln.de/)
  • "Research Topics in Graph Labeling." Presented to UC Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara, CA. Mar 2, 2010.

Other Activities:

  • Organizer. "2010 So Cal-NV Section of the MAA Student Poster Session." 40. Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA. Apr 10, 2010. (http://sections.maa.org/socalnv/)

2009

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Achievable Pebbling Numbers." Presented to Hypatian Seminar. UC Santa Barbara. Oct 26, 2009. (http://math.ucsb.edu/~ellie/hypatianseminar/)
  • "Achievable Pebbling Numbers." Presented to Claremont Colleges Number Theory, Algebra, and Combinatorics Seminar. Claremont, CA. Apr 14, 2009. (http://pages.pomona.edu/~sshahriari/AlgCombSeminar-Spring09.html)

Other Activities:

  • "Student Research in Graph Labeling at CSU Channel Islands." National Research for Undergraduates Program, Mathematical Association of America (NSF, NSA, and Moody's Foundation funding). $27,500. 2009. (http://www.maa.org/nreup/)
  • "REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates at CSU Channel Islands." with K. Leonard. Research Experiences for Undergraduates, National Science Foundation. $354,978. 2009. (http://faculty.csuci.edu/cynthia.wyels/REU/)
  • "Funding for the 2010 Joint Mathematics Meetings for Two CI Students." Diversity Initiative, Mathematical Association of America. $400. 2009.

2008

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Etiquetas radio de productos Cartesianos de gráficas." Paper delivered at 3rd Annual CSUCI-Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo Mathematics Conference. Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico, May 21, 2008.
  • "Radio Labeling Cartesian Products of Graphs." Presented to University of California, Santa Barbara, Mathematics Colloquium. Goleta, CA. May 14, 2008.

Publications:

  • "The N-queens Problem on a symmetric Toeplitz matrix." with Z. Szaniszlo and M. Tomova. Discrete Mathematics. Vol. 309 March 2008. 969-974.

2007

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "An N-Queens Problem Arising from Equitable Graph Labeling." Presented to UC Santa Barbara Mathematics Club. UC Santa Barbara. Nov 15, 2007.
  • "Radio Labeling Cartesian Products of Graphs." Presented to CSUCI Graduate Mathematics Seminar. CSU Channel Islands. Oct 24, 2007.
  • "N-Queens Problems." Presented to CSUCI Graduate Mathematics Seminar. CSU Channel Islands. Aug 29, 2007.
  • "N-Queens Problem(s)." Presented to Segunda Reunión Conjunta CSU Channel Islands - Universidad autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo. CSU Channel Islands. Jun 12, 2007.

Publications:

  • "Introducing Undergraduates from Under-Represented Minorities to Mathematical Research: the CSU Channel Islands/California Lutheran University REU, 2004 - 2006." Proceedings of the Conference on Promoting Undergraduate Research in Mathematics. Edited by J. Gallian. Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, 2007. 27 - 32.
  • "Support, Managing, Philosophical." Proceedings of the Conference on Promoting Undergraduate Research in Mathematics. Edited by J. Gallian. Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, 2007. 363 - 364.

Other Activities:

  • Organizer of Student Poster Contest. Mathematical Association of America (Southern California-Nevada Section) Student Poster Contest. University of San Diego, San Diego, CA. Mar 15, 2008.
  • "Travel for Five Students to Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, January 2008." MAA Diversity Initiative, Mathematical Association of America. $1185. 2008.
  • "Student Research in Graph Labeling at CSU Channel Islands." National Research for Undergraduates Program, Mathematical Association of America (NSF, NSA, and Moody's Foundation funding). $25,000. 2008.
  • "Research in Graph Labeling." CSUCI Faculty Development Mini-Grant, CSUCI Academic Affairs. 2007.
  • "Student Research in Graph Labeling at CSU Channel Islands." National Research for Undergraduates Program, Mathematical Association of America (NSF, NSA, and Moody's Foundation funding). $28,728. 2007.

2006

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Attending Graduate School in Mathematics." with F. Bonahon. Panel discussion at Pacific Coast Undergraduate Mathematics Conference. Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, Mar 31, 2007.
  • "Graph Labeling: Recent Results and Open Questions." Presented to CSUCI Graduate Mathematics Seminar. CSUCI. Nov 1, 2006. (http://faculty.csuci.edu/cynthia.wyels/MSMath/CSUCI_MS_Math_SeminarF06.htm)
  • "Electronic Materials for Numerical Methods." Paper delivered at MathFest (Annual Summer Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America). Knoxville, TN, Aug 12, 2006.
  • "Graphs: Graceful, k-Equitable, and Distance Labelings." Paper delivered at MathFest. Knoxville, TN, Aug 12, 2006.
  • "Empedrados en Graficas." Paper delivered at Primera Reunion de la Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo y CSU Channel Islands. Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico, Mar 24, 2006.
  • "Graph Labeling: Questions and Connections." Paper delivered at Primera Reunion de la Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo y CSU Channel Islands. Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico, Mar 20, 2006.
  • "Induction: Annoying Hoop or Useful Technique." Presented to Joint Mathematics Seminar (CSUCI, CLU, Pepperdine). CSU Channel Islands. Feb 16, 2006.

Publications:

  • "Engaging Students via In-Class Worksheets." The Innovative Teaching Exchange. Jun 23, 2006. 1-12. (http://www.maa.org/t_and_l/exchange/ite11/worksheets.htm)

Other Activities:

  • Organizer of Student Poster Contest. "Mathematical Association of America (Southern California-Nevada Section) Student Poster Contest." Pomona College, Claremont, CA. Mar 3, 2007.
  • "Travel for Two Students to Joint Mathematics Meetings." MAA Diversity Initiative, Mathematical Association of America. $1500. 2007.
  • Organizer of Student Poster Contest. "Mathematical Association of America (Southern California-Nevada Section) Student Poster Contest." CSU San Bernardino. Apr 8, 2006.
  • "Enhancing Student Learning by Incorporating Technology into Calculus." HP Technology for Teaching, Hewlett-Packard (HP Corporate Philanthropy). $70,000. 2006.
  • "Research in Graph Labeling." CSUCI Faculty Development Mini-Grant, CSUCI Academic Affairs. 3 WTUs. 2006.
  • "Graph Labeling at CSUCI." National Research for Undergraduates Program, Mathematical Association of America (NSF & NSA funding). $25,775. 2006.
  • "Research in Graph Labeling." CSUCI Faculty Development Mini-Grant, CSUCI Academic Affairs. 3 WTUs. 2005.

2005

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Undergraduate Research." Panel discussion at Southern California - Nevada Section of the Mathematical Association of America, Project NExT. CSU Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA, Oct 8, 2005.
  • "The National REU Program." Paper delivered at MathFest. Albuquerque, NM, Aug 5, 2005.
  • "Pre-Reading: A New Concept." Presented to Center for Teaching and Learning. California Lutheran University, Camarillo, CA. Apr 14, 2005.
  • "Success in Mathematics for All: English Language Development -- Mathematics Content." with J. Gilmore and Y. Lux. Presented to California Mathematics Project. California Lutheran University, Ventura Campus. 2005.
  • "Two-Week Series of Lectures in Algebra and Geometry." with I. Grzegorczyk. Presented to 4th Annual Reasoning in Mathematics Institute -- CLU/ CSUCI Mathematics Project. California Lutheran University, Camarillo, CA. 2005. (http://csmp.ucop.edu/cmp/cluci/)
  • "The Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research." Presented to Center for Teaching and Learning. California Lutheran University, Camarillo, CA. 2005.

Other Activities:

  • "Travel for Two Students to Joint Mathematics Meetings (Jan. '06, San Antonio)." MAA Diversity Initiative, Mathematical Association of America. $1000. 2006.
  • "Graph Pebbling." National Research for Undergraduates Program, NSF, NSA, and the Moody's Foundation, via the Mathematical Association of America SUMMA Program. $25,000. 2005. (http://www.maa.org/nreup/welcome.html)