Research

Topological (co)Hochschild Homology

My dissertation work involves an invariant called topological coHochschild homology (coTHH), which is constructed analogously to topological Hochschild homology (THH) but allows us to study coalgebra spectra. The diagram below gives an intuitive picture of the relationship between these tools for those who are familiar with homotopy theory.

Women in Topology

I was selected to be a member of a research group studying the Loday construction and higher topological Hochschild homology. My collaborators are:

Conference and Seminar Talks

  • Joint Math Meetings (January 2020)
    • Expanding Tools for Topological CoHochschild Homology, invited to speak in the Special Session on Categorical and Computational Methods in Homotopy Theory
  • University of California, Los Angeles (November 2019)
    • Computations in Topological CoHochschild Homology, invited to speak in the Algebraic Topology Seminar
  • Geometry & Topology Student Seminar at MSU (November 2019)
    • Computations in Topological CoHochschild Homology, presented in the weekly seminar at Michigan State University
  • Christian Educators Association Convention (October 2019)
    • Miss Smith, My Future Career and My Mom: Factors that Motivate Students to Learn Mathematics, invited to speak at the CEA Convention
  • Calvin University (October 2019)
    • Motivations to Learn Mathematics, invited to speak as a co-presenter in Calvin University's math colloquium series
  • Redeemer University College (October 2019)
    • Topology and its Applications, invited to speak in a Modern Geometry lecture
  • AMS Fall Central Sectional Meeting (September 2019)
    • Topological CoHochschild Homology Computations, invited to speak at University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Special Session on Homotopy Theory
  • MAA MathFest (August 2019)
    • Tools for Studying Topological CoHochschild Homology, presented in the Great Talks for a General Audience: Coached Presentations by Graduate Students session
  • Young Topologists Meeting (July 2019)
    • Computations in Topological CoHochschild Homology, presented at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  • ACMS Conference (May 2019)
    • Computations in Topological CoHochschild Homology, presented at Indiana Wesleyan University
  • ACMS Conference (May 2019)
    • Factors that Motivate Students to Learn Mathematics, one of five co-presenters at Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Graduate Student Topology & Geometry Conference (March 2019)
    • Computations in Topological CoHochschild Homology, presented at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Calvin College (March 2019)
    • Tools for Studying Topological CoHochschild Homology, invited to speak in Calvin College's math colloquium series
  • Math in Action (February 2019)
    • Why Learn Math: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors that Motivate Students, invited as a co-presenter at the Math in Action conference at Grand Valley State University
  • Undergraduate Research Group at MSU (January 2019)
    • (co)Hochschild Homology, presented at Michigan State University for the undergraduate student researchers working in algebraic topology during the spring of 2019
  • Calvin College (November 2018)
    • Harry Potter and Higher Dimensions, co-presenter in Calvin College's math colloquium series
  • European Talbot (July 2018)
    • Hochschild (co)homology basics and Operations in Hochschild (co)homology, presented at the European Talbot Conference in Fischbach bei Dahn, Germany
  • Geometry & Topology Student Seminar at MSU (April 2018)
    • Understanding Topological Hochschild Homology, presented in the weekly seminar at Michigan State University
  • Algebraic K-theory Seminar at MSU (March 2018)
    • Quillen's Q-construction, presented in the weekly seminar at Michigan State University
  • Algebraic K-theory Seminar at MSU (February 2018)
    • Topological Foundations and Classifying Spaces, presented in the weekly seminar at Michigan State University
  • ACMS Conference (June 2017)
    • The Topology of Harry Potter: Exploring Higher Dimensions in Young Adult Fantasy Literature, co-presenter at Charleston Southern University
  • Math Teachers' Circle (May 2017)
    • A focus on Strategies, Collaboration, and Explanation of Solutions, invited as a co-presenter at Lewis University as a part of the Math Teachers' Circle in Southwest Chicago
  • Calvin College (December 2016)
    • Topological Data Analysis of Rat Brains, invited to speak in Calvin College's math colloquium series
  • MAA MathFest (August 2016)
    • Reading, (W)Riting, Reflecting, and Reviewing: The Four "R's" of Formative Assessment in Mathematics, co-presenter in the Formative Assessment Techniques for Undergraduate Math Courses session

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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

  • Student Understanding of Proof
    • Building on the mentored teaching project from my Certification in College Teaching, Rani Satyam and I are interviewing students about the transition from calculus to proof-based courses and the ways in which students view math as a result.
  • Math Motivations
    • In a collaboration with Patrick Eggleton, Ben Gliesmann, Dave Klanderman, and Josh Wilkerson, we surveyed 645 students from middle schools, high schools, and universities in order to analyze factors that motivate students to study mathematics.
  • Engaging students in math through interest in young adult literature