Senior Seminar Essays
Class of 2021
- Thomas Bradvica: Singular Value Decomposition
- Jake Carpenter: Hamiltonian Graphs
- Brendan Carr: Hall’s Marriage Theorem
- Jenny Ceja: Depth First Searches and Knight’s Tours
- Aidan Corral: Linear Coding Theory
- Bryn Dexheimer: Adjacency and Laplacian Matrices
- Michael Falzon: Database Integrity
- Maya Favela: Pell’s Equation
- Brianna Fletcher: Kuratowski’s Theorem
- Raymond Fowler: Shell Sort
- Christopher Gallevo : Priority Queues
- Trent Greenman: Divide and Conquer Algorithms
- Jackson Hulett: Monte Carlo Simulation
- Ben Jewell: Fourier Series
- Dominica Masarova: The Knapsack Problem and Dynamic Programming
- Julian McKeon: Markov Chains
- Emily Milbrath: Gerrymandering and the Animated Firewall
- James Molnar: Space Filling Curves
- Ugjesa Radosavljevic: Exploratory Data Analysis
- Daniel Rascon: Bloom Filters
- Jack Savini: The Hill and Khan&Shah Ciphers
- Kevin Yu: Exponentiation Ciphers
- Qianhan Zhou: The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
- Andrea Padilla, “Declination as a Metric to Detect Partisan Gerrymandering“, Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy, Vol. 18, No. 4 (2019).
- Elijah Soria, “Some Properties of Generalized -Pell Sequences”, The Pi Mu Epsilon Journal, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 205–217 (2015).
- Sophia Burille, “Bounding Tree Cover Number and Positive Semidefinite Zero Forcing Number”, Saint Mary’s College School of Science Summer Research Program (2014).
- Xiaowei Li and Rachel Phillips, “Minimum Vector Rank and Complement Critical Graphs”, Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra, Vol. 27, Art. 5, pp. 100–121 (2014).
- Brandy Cho, “The Prime Maze”, Saint Mary’s College School of Science Summer Research Program (2012).
- Avineet Pannu, “Prime Numbers Arising from Quadratic Polynomials”, Saint Mary’s College School of Science Summer Research Program (2012).
- Victoria Wang, “Edge Isoperimetric Inequalities for a Family of Graphs on “, Saint Mary’s College School of Science Summer Research Program (2012).
- Stephanie Wang, “Distribution of Digits in the Binary Representation of Prime Numbers”, Saint Mary’s College School of Science Summer Research Program (2008).
Have you ever considered…
Declaring a major or minor in Mathematics?
Graduates of the Department are active in an extraordinarily wide range of careers and graduate programs.
The power of mathematical thinking — pattern recognition, generalization, abstraction, problem solving, careful analysis, and rigorous argument — is an important asset which is highly valued by employers.
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Can’t choose between your passion for biology and your love of math? Don’t think you can graduate on time with a double major? Try a split major! With a split major in math and a second field, you’ll complete the lower division requirements of both fields, but only have to complete half of the upper division courses in each major. Speak with your advisor for more information.
Completing an honors contract?
Want to learn interesting applications of mathematics? Or explore a topic not covered in your favorite math class? An honors contract in a regular math course might be just what you need to explore. Speak with any math professor for more information.
Engaging in summer research at SMC?
Can’t seem to let go of your term project in a math class? Want to experience actual research in mathematics? Apply for the School of Science Summer Research Program! You can spend 10 weeks in close collaboration with a faculty advisor on a self-designed project gaining first-hand experience with genuine mathematical research. Each participant receives a stipend, housing on campus, and a very rewarding experience! Speak with any math professor for more information.
Applying for an REU?
Want to experience scientific research at another college or university with students from all over the country? Apply for an REU! Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) provides opportunities for undergraduate students to experience hands-on participation in research or related scholarly activity in mathematics and other STEM fields. There are a plethora of REU programs held each summer; check out AMS’s list of 2015 REUs. for more information.
Working for the Department?
Looking for part-time employment during the semester? Maybe you should consider becoming a grader or SI leader for the Department or tutor at the STEM Center! These opportunities are especially helpful for future teachers and students wishing to go on to graduate school. For more about these positions, contact Prof. Ellen Veomett.