McKenzie Lamb

McKenzie Lamb

Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences

[email protected]
920-748-8385
Office: Todd Wehr 211

  • Basic Information
  • Awards & Honors
  • Publications
  • Areas of Interest
  • Professional Affiliations
  • Presentations
  • Professional Experience

Basic Information

Education

  • B.A. Mathematics, Beloit College
  • Ph. D. Mathematics, University of Arizona

Courses Taught

  • MATH 120 – Elementary Statistics
  • Catalyst 120 – Precise Propositions and Dicey Decisions
  • MATH 130 – Introduction to Mathematical Thinking and Writing
  • MATH 201 – Calculus I
  • MATH 202 – Calculus II
  • MATH 206 – Multivariable Calculus
  • MATH 224 – Linear Algebra
  • MATH 248 – Discrete Mathematics
  • MATH 286 – Introduction tp Programming in Python
  • MATH 405 – Real Analysis
  • MATH 412 – Topology
  • MATH 422 – Algebraic Structures
  • MATH 501/502 – Senior Seminar

Awards & Honors

  • 13 for 13 Grant for a 3D Printer (with Bob Wallace, Andrea Young, and others) – Ripon College
  • AIBL Small Grant from the Academy of Inquiry-Based Learning
  • Phi Beta Kappa of Beloit College
  • Cornwell-Huffer Prize in Mathematics – Beloit College
  • VIGRE Fellowship – University of Arizona (Five Times)
  • Presidential Scholarship – Beloit College

Publications

  • Differentiability at Infinity via Stereographic Projection. In preparation.
  • Strange Spinners and Diverse Dice in Chutes and Ladders, with Andrea Young et
    al. Submitted.
  • Long-Term vs Short-Term Strategy in the Game of Monopoly, with Andrea Young and Mitchell Eithun. The Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics and Its Applications – Spring 2017.
  • Knots, Molecules, and the Universe: An Introduction to Topology, with Erica Flapan (lead author) et al. American Mathematical Society – 2016
  • The Poisson Geometry of SU(1,1), with Philip Foth – Journal of Mathematical Physics – September 2010

Areas of Interest

  • Lie theory
  • Poisson geometry

Professional/Scholarly Affiliations

  • Mathematical Association of America: Student Activities Coordinator for the Wisconsin Section

Presentations

  • Short-Term vs. Long-Term Strategy in the Game of Monopoly, Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle, Washington, Jan. 7, 2016.
  • Modeling Monopoly: Discrete Approximations, Google PageRank, and Homotopies. Ripon College, Nov. 10, 2015.
  • Differentiability at Infinity: Wrapping Curves around the Sphere. Joint Mathematics Meetings. Baltimore, Maryland. Jan. 14, 2014. Smoothness at Infinity: An Introduction to Stereographic Projection. Beloit College. March 1, 2013.
  • Conjectures about Orbits: Looking for Closure. MAA Section Meeting. Milwaukee School of Engineering. April 13, 2012.
  • The Poisson Geometry of SU(1; 1). AMS/MAA Joint Meetings. Boston, Massachusetts. Jan. 5, 2012.
  • The PCMI Undergraduate Faculty Program: Writing a Book with Eighteen Coauthors. Ripon College. Feb. 23, 2012.
  • Icing on a 6-Dimensional Pastry: A Non-Technical Introduction to Dierential Geometry. Beloit College. Feb. 12, 2010.
  • The Prisoner’s Dilemma and the Game of Chicken. Ripon College. Sept. 15, 2009.
  • Orbits of Real Forms on Complex Flag Manifolds. Geometry Seminar, University of Arizona. April 14, 2009.
  • Linearization and an Introduction to Poisson Lie Theory. Saint Francis University. Feb. 12, 2009.
  • Iwasawa Decompositions. Graduate Geometry Seminar, University of Arizona. Jan. 31, 2007.
  • Cartan Decompositions. Graduate Geometry Seminar, University of Arizona. Jan. 24, 2007.
  • Line Bundles, Divisors, and Sheaves. Graduate Mathematics Colloquium, University of Arizona. April 26, 2006.
  • Gröbner Bases and Convex Polytopes. Graduate Mathematics Colloquium, University of Arizona. Oct. 20, 2004.

Professional Experience

Curriculum Development

  • Quantitative Skills Coordinator for the Catalyst Curriculum at Ripon College