Department of Mathematics

PO Box 104

1104 7th Avenue South

Moorhead, MN 56563

Office: MacLean 375E

Tel: (218)477-4253

Email: sara [dot] solhjem [at] mnstate [dot] edu

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## About Me

Thanks for coming to my website. I am Sara Solhjem, wife, mother of 3 and professor in the mathematics department at MSUM. I have no time for other interests :)

## Research Interests

- Combinatorics
- Sign matrices
- Polytopes
- Mathematics Education
- Math Anxiety

## Conferences Attended

- Great Plains Combinatorics Conference - Kansas State University, May 2018
- Introductory Workshop: Geometric and Topological Combinatorics , Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, CA, August 2017
- Connections for Women Workshop: Geometric and Topological Combinatorics , Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, CA, September 2017
- Midwest Combinatorics Conference - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, May 2017
- Grauate Student Combinatorics Conference - University of Kansas, April 2017
- AMS Sectional - University Saint Thomas, October 2016
- Great Plains Combinatorics Conference - University of Kansas, May 2016
- AMS Sectional - North Dakota State University, April 2016
- AMS Sectional - Loyola University, October 2015

## Presentations

- "Sign Matrix Polytopes" Algebra Seminar, North Dakota State University, March 2019
- "Sign Matrix Polytopes" Math Seminar, Minnesota State University Moorhead, February 2018
- "Sign Matrix Polytopes" Graduate Colloquium, North Dakota State University, September 2017
- "Semistandard Young Tableaux Polytopes" Grauate Student Combinatorics Conference - University of Kansas, April 2017: Slides from talk
- "Semistandard Young Tableaux Polytopes" Algebra Seminar, NDSU
- "Semistandard Young Tableaux Polytopes" Graduate Colloquium, North Dakota State University, December 2016
- "Semistandard Young Tableaux Polytopes" Combinatorics Seminar, North Dakota State University, November 2016
- Poster "Semistandard Young Tableaux Polytopes" at Great Plains Combinatorics Conference - University of Kansas, May 2016
- 20 minute Talk "Semistandard Young Tableaux Polytopes" at AMS Sectional - North Dakota State University, April 2016
- 20 minute Talk "Math Anxiety and its Relationship with Gender and Genetics" at AMS Sectional - North Dakota State University, April 2016
- "Chained Permutations and Alternating Sign Matrices - Inspired by Three-person Chess" co-presentor at Combinatorics Seminar, North Dakota State University, November 2015
- Poster "Chained Permutations and Alternating Sign Matrices - Inspired by Three-person Chess" at AMS Sectional - Loyola University, October 2015

## Papers and Preprints

- Chained permutations and alternating sign matrices - inspired by three-person chess} (with D. Heuer, C. Morrow, B. Noteboom, J. Striker, C. Vorland),
Discrete Mathematics340 (2017) pp. 2732-2752 Link to Arxiv Article- Semistandard Young Tableaux Polytopes (with J. Striker)

## Teaching

- 2019 Spring - 227 - Survey of Differential Calculas with Algebra
- 2019 Spring - 105 - Contemporary Mathamatics
- 2019 Spring - 110 - Introduction to Mathamatics
- 2018 Fall - 303 - Foundations of Number Systems, MSUM instructor
- 2018 Fall - 099 - Intermediate Algebra, MSUM instructor
- 2018 Spring - 105 - Contemporary Mathamatics, MSUM instructor
- 2018 Spring - 110 - Introduction to Mathamatics, MSUM instructor
- 2017 Fall - 129 - Linear Algebra, instructor
- 2015 - 2017 - Video conference teacher to a Gifted and Talented mathematics student in Central Minnesota.
- 2017 Summer - Governor's School, two weeks of instruction on Tableau and Polytopes
- 2017 Spring - 104 - Finite Math, instructor
- 2016 Fall - 128 - Linear Algebra, instructor, Differential Equations co-instructor
- 2016 Spring - 128/129 - Linear Algebra, one section 128, two sections 129, instructor
- 2015 Fall - 129 - Linear Algebra, two sections, instructor
- 2015 Summer I - 128/129 - Linear Algebra, instructor
- 2015 Spring - 104 - Finite Math instructor
- 2014 Fall - TA for 265 - Calc III and 105 - Trigonometry
- 2013 Fall - TA for 165 - Calc I, one Excel section, one regular section
- 2013 Summer I - 103 - College Algebra, instructor
- 2013 Spring - TA for 103 - College Algebra, two sections
- 2012 Fall - TA for 166 - Calc II
- 2012 Spring - NDSU TA for 165 - Calc I
- 2009-2010 - Horizon Middle School in Moorhead, MN - Algebra I and Algebra II
- 1998-2006 - Eden Prairie High School in Eden Prairie, MN - Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry

## Awards

- North Dakota State University Mathamatics Teaching Award 2017
- Mathematics Department Teaching Fellow 2015-present - Teaching distintion: greater teaching load and ability to be primary instructor of certain courses
- Apple Polisher Recipient 2014 - Teaching award with nominations by students