Student research

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Summer, 2006

Ben Backup 2007 and Chris LeBailly 2006: (title to be announced).

Faculty director: Keri Kornelson

Spring, 2006

Douglas Babcock 2006, Benjamin Backup 2007, William Boney 2008, John Bowers 2006, Jacquelyn Burchfield 2006, Rolf Hoyer 2008, Emily Levenberg 2007, Avram Lyon 2006, and Norman Perlmutter 2007: Advanced linear algebra and frame theory.

Faculty director: Keri Kornelson

Summer, 2005

Lin Ji 2008 and Demetrio Rojas Aguilera 2008: Use of geospatial demographics in college recruitment planning.

Faculty director: Shonda Kuiper


Kaitlyn Ryan 2007 and Ogechi Nnadi 2006: Visualizing K-Bessel functions.

Faculty director: Karen Shuman


Avram Gottschlich 2007: The word problem.

Faculty director: Royce Wolf


Stephanie Fried 2007: E-choosability in outer-planar two-connected graphs.

Faculty director: Emily Moore


Norman Perlmutter 2007: Combinatorial group theory: representations of bicycles and tricycles.

Faculty director: Christopher P. French


Yvonne Palm 2006 and Tue To 2006: Geospatial analysis: estimating asthma prevalence rates in the United States.

Faculty directors: Tom Moore and Shonda Kuiper

Spring, 2005

Mary Katherine Kearney 2005 and Zelealem Yilma 2005: Senior seminar in mathematics.

Faculty director: Emily Moore

Summer, 2004

Samuel Eckstut 2005: Cycle-free presentations and the word problem.

Faculty director: Royce Wolf


Jingkan Gu 2006 and Christine Oehlert 2005: Solving infinite series closed forms.

Faculty director: Marc Chamberland


Arjun Guha 2006: Double torus knots.

Faculty director: Royce Wolf


Garth Spencer 2006: Counting loops: a problem in combinatorial geometry.

Faculty director: Charles Jepsen


Zelealem Yilma 2005, Boundary words and tromino tiling.

Faculty director: Charles Jepsen

Spring, 2004

Brooks Brunner 2005 and Christine Oehlert 2005: Senior seminar in mathematics.

Faculty director: Christopher P. French

Summer, 2003

Martha Makowski 2004 and Andrea Brennen 2004: Chaos in action: Discovering a basin of attraction.

Faculty director: Marc Chamberland


Jonathan Wellons 2004 and Ananta Tiwari 2004: Geometric configurations: order of polyominoes.

Faculty director: Charles Jepsen


Mary Katherine Kearney 2005 and Amy Donahue 2005: Virtual knots on spheres.

Faculty director: Royce Wolf

Summer, 2002

Daren Brantley 2005: Geometric configurations: Rectifying polyominoes.

Faculty director: Charles Jepsen


Emily Wergin 2003: Combinatorial geometry: Octagonal loops.

Faculty director: Charles Jepsen


Nathan Gotman 2003 and Logan Axon 2003: (96, 20, 4) difference sets and designs.

Faculty director: Emily Moore


Benjamin Jones 2003: Techniques of applied regression.

Faculty director: Tom Moore

Summer, 2001

Jared Corduan 2002: Classifying virtual knots on the surface of a torus.

Faculty director: Royce Wolf


Ming Gu 2003: Tiling a rectangle with similar pieces.

Faculty director: Charles Jepsen


Ari MacKinnon 2002: Extreme covering sets in the plane.

Faculty director: Charles Jepsen


Rajendra Magar 2003: The Game of Life in finite arrays.

Faculty director: Marc Chamberland


Daisuke Ueno 2002: Flows on a sphere.

Faculty director: Mark Chamberland


John Wray 2003: An iterative process on strings of rational numbers.

Faculty director: Mark Chamberland

Summer, 2000

Nathan Corvino 2001: A linear-algebra library.

Faculty director: Gene Herman


Dolph Robb 2001: An iterative process on strings of rational numbers.

Faculty director: Marc Chamberland


Ole Nelson 2001: The toroidal Game of Life.

Faculty director: Marc Chamberland


Ben Skalland 2001: Difference sets in non-Abelian groups of order 70.

Faculty director: Emily Moore


Emily Resseger 2002: Equisum hexagons.

Faculty director: Charles Jepsen


Alex Ford 2001: Tetrahedra with congruent faces and integer edge lengths and volumes.

Faculty director: Charles Jepsen

Summer, 1999

Oleksiy Andriychenko 2001 and Ian Besse 2000: Iterative processes.

Faculty director: Marc Chamberland


Grace Lewis 2000, Rob Park 2001, and Kate Anderson 2002: Graph-coloring problems.

Faculty director: Emily Moore


John Pretz 2001 and Shekhar Shah 2001: Knot theory

Faculty director: Royce Wolf

Summer, 1998

Catherine Williams 1999: Topics in group theory.

Faculty director: Arnold Adelberg


Dorene Mboya 2000: Contributions to a library for the Linear Algebra Modules Project.

Faculty director: Gene Herman


Jennifer Heppner 1999: Trapezoids with integer sides having a given perimeter N.

Faculty director: Charles Jepsen


Daniel Willms 1999: Cyclic quadrilaterals with integer sides having a given perimeter N.

Faculty director: Charles Jepsen


Anne Wilson 1999: The 3x + 1 conjecture.

Faculty director: Marc Chamberland


Yuriy Shchuchinov 2000: Is every restriction of an l-formal arrangement l-formal?

Faculty director: Scott Imig

Summer, 1997

Catherine Williams 1999 and Molly Jo Dingel 1998: Bilaterally symmetric equisum sets with six elements.

Faculty director: Charles Jepsen


Amanda Walker 1998: Conditions for the existence of difference sets.

Faculty director: Emily Moore


Jeremy Sheeley 1998: Contributions to a library for the Linear Algebra Modules Project.

Faculty director: Gene Herman


Collis Rost 1998 and Chris Jones 1998: The word problem in semigroups with cycle-free presentations.

Faculty director: Royce Wolf

Summer, 1996

Melissa Booker 1998: Dissections of polygons into triangles of equal area.

Faculty director: Charles Jepsen


Dustin Key 1997: Using S-PLUS in an advanced course in probability and statistics.

Faculty director: Tom Moore


Andrew Lee 1998: Polyomino mistiling ratios.

Faculty director: Charles Jepsen


Jeff Mather 1997 and Rebecca Schuller 1998: The word problem in semigroups with cycle-free presentations.

Faculty director: Royce Wolf


Jeremy Sheeley 1998: Contributions to a library for the Linear Algebra Modules Project.

Faculty director: Gene Herman


Roc Yang 1999: Pythagorean rectangles.

Faculty director: Charles Jepsen

Summer, 1995

Allison Carruth 1997: Colorings of R2 and R3.

Faculty director: Charles Jepsen


Henry Dorn 1997: Constructing, displaying, and analyzing combinatorial objects in object-oriented MATLAB.

Faculty director: Emily Moore


Bao-jun Jiang 1997: On RAT-free sets.

Faculty director: Charles Jepsen


David Morse 1996: Contributions to an interactive text for linear algebra.

Faculty director: Gene Herman


Jason Parsons 1996: Three-dimensional analogues of Costas arrays.

Faculty director: Charles Jones


Adam Sales 1996: On packing an infinite sequence of circles.

Faculty director: Charles Jepsen


Chelsea Smock 1997: Solutions to word problems for finitely presented cycle-free groups.

Faculty director: Royce Wolf

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