Graduate Student Day and Orientation Conference - 2004

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Each fall semester, the Department welcomes all new graduate students and all returning graduate students to the new academic year. This year, the Graduate Student Day and Orientation Conference was delayed one month because of Hurricane Ivan. The event took place at Tickfaw State Park on Saturday, October 23. We started with a breakfast at the Pine/Hardwood Pavilion. lu Students Arriving Prof. and Mrs. Kuo Before the morning talks The schedule of events included the following speakers and topics: Peter Wolenski - Control Theory Peter Wolenski - Control Theory Guoli Ding - Combinatorics/Graph Theory Guoli Ding - Combinatorics/Graph Theory Hui-Hsiung Kuo - Probability Hui-Hsiung Kuo - Probability Blaise Bourdin - Applied Mathematics/Materials Science Blaise Bourdin - Applied Mathematics/Materials Science Scott Baldridge - Topology, Mathematics Education Scott Baldridge - Topology, Mathematics Education Raymond Fabec - Harmonic Analysis Raymond Fabec - Harmonic Analysis Helena Verrill - Algebraic Geometry/Number Theory Helena Verrill - Algebraic Geometry/Number Theory There was a picnic lunch in between talks at the Picnic Shelter. There was ample time for informal conversation, getting acquainted, and enjoying the park and some of its nature trails. Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Prof. Richardson Lunch Lunch Lunch Chris Chapman Soccer Frisbie Lunch Pool