My research interests are in combinatorics and graph theory. My research has focused on applications of combinatorics to genetic codes and applications of both combinatorics and graph theory to structures in chemistry. I am also involved in a project investigating extended symmetric spaces and θ-Twisted Involution Graphs.
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2005
Master of Science, Mathematics
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2003
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics & Biology
Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa, Magna Cum Laude, 1999
Pi Mu Epsilon. (2014). National Mathematical Honor Society - Inducted into Minnesota Beta Chapter in Spring 2014
Iowa State University. (2003). Robert and Marion Lambert Award - Awarded annually to one graduate student with an outstanding teaching record
Summer Scholars Award (2017)
Clare Booth Luce Research Scholars Award (2014)
Lenarz, Jessie, et.al. “Statistical Tests Exploring a Subset of Variables Related to Weather Balloon Burst Altitude.” Proceedings of the Academic High Altitude Conference, July 2016.
Lenarz, Jessie. “LMAS: The Key to Enumerating 2-spheres Over the Edit Metric.” Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing, Vol. 58, August 2006.
“Extended Symmetric Spaces and θ-Twisted Involution Graphs of Sn,” MAA North Central Section Meeting, University of Minnesota, October 2016.
“Statistical Tests Exploring a Subset of Variables Related to Weather Balloon Burst Altitude,” Academic High Altitude Conference, St. Paul, MN, July 2016.
“Using Graphs to Examine Benzene-like Structures,” Joint Mathematics Meetings, Seattle, January 2016.