Senior Seminar Essays
Class of 2022
- Nia Brown: Tilings of the Plane
- Lucas Drake: The 5-color Theorem
- Audrey Edmondo: The Golden Ratio in Art and Mathematics
- Bradley Gibson: Heaps
- Jordan Harris: The SIR Model of Disease Spread
- Mubarak Haruna: The Apriori Algorithm in Data Mining
- Daniel Kao: Cayley Graphs
- MacKade Mangels: Tournaments in Graph Theory
- 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).
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