Student Research & Internships

You may choose to do an undergraduate research project as part of your mathematics major, giving you the opportunity to further develop your ability to learn mathematics independently, to make connections between different branches of mathematics, and to work closely with mathematics faculty members.

Research is increasingly valued as our students apply to NSF-funded research programs, graduate programs in mathematics and related fields, and positions in business and industry upon graduation.

Summer REU Participants »

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.

Conference Presentations »

Students travel across the country to present their research findings.

MTH 490 Undergraduate Research in Mathematics

Students can earn 3 credits for MTH 490 Undergraduate Research in Mathematics, offered every spring semester, and may use this as one of their mathematics elective courses.

Current and past research projects:

Spring 2021
Justin Boyer - "What Is the Magical Equation?"
Tyler Luong - "Mix and Match Primes"

Spring 2019

"Powers of Cyclic Graphs"
Sarah Stolberg

"Tree Reconstruction from Edge-Deleted Subgraphs"
Matthias Rollins and Allison Sortore

"What Makes a Square Magical?"
Justin Boyer

"Number Necklaces"
Shannon Dablock and Sarah Danzinger

"The Reconstruction Problem"
Kelsey Barrett and Griffin Henwood

"The Angel and the Devil"
Jason Buechel

Spring 2018

“Putnam Tiles!”
Bailey Carter

“Are all trees graceful?” 
Christopher Goodman

“Sylver Decisions ”
Claire Hardy

“Patterns in the Fibonacci Numbers”
Laura Herman
Allegra Hunter
Jessica Locey

“Number Necklaces”
Austin Jensen

“Venn Diagrams”
Angela Scherer

Spring 2017

Megan Searing and Stephanie Mongelli - "Student Actions when Comparing Fractions"

Brittany Patton - "The Connection Between Reading and Mathematics"

Jess Locey - "Homework: Do you really need it?"

Spring 2016

"Injustice in the School System"
Jennie Betts
Danielle Fisher
Jen Iler
Stephanie Mumpton