# Master's students defend their theses

Congratulations to 8 of our master’s students who successfully defended their theses during the Spring and Summer 2018 semesters:

### Spring

**Esther Conrad**M.S. Applied Mathematics “Zero Forcing in Graphs and Digraphs”

**Henry Ickes**M.S. Mathematics “A Solid Object Floating in a Bath of Three Fluids”

**Nathan Jones**M.S. Mathematics “Orbit Sizes and the Dihedral Group of Order Eight”

**Joshua Rice**M.S. Mathematics “Bounding the Index of a Normal Subgroup with a Large Class Size”

**Robert Salit**M.S. Applied Mathematics “Fast Solver for Discrete Systems Arising from Expanded Mixed Finite Element Methods”

**Martin Schmidt**M.S. Applied Mathematics “Kernel Density Estimation of Survival Functions of STD Data with Diary Information”

### Summer

**Erika Gallo**M.S. Applied Mathematics “Numerical Approach to Energy Minimization of Fluid Configurations Using Phase-Field Models”

**Robert McAlmon**M.S. Mathematics “Bruhat Order and Coxeter Hyperplane Arrangements”