If you enjoy mathematics, consider engaging in a research project!
Why do a research project?
- See what research in mathematics is like.
- Develop your mathematical intuition and learn about different fields of math.
- Work closely with mathematicians and other students who like mathematics.
- Enhance your resume – research looks great whether you are applying for a job, or for graduate school.
- Present your research at a conference.
- Get paid to do mathematics!
For Westminster students, there are a variety of options:
- Work with a Westminster professor during the semester on a topic of your choosing.
- Work with a Westminster professor during the summer.
To work with someone at Westminster, just talk to them directly and tell them what you are interested in doing. If you don’t have any ideas, ask us! Past projects include:
• Visualizing Linear Algebra
(Kiersten Meyers with Richard Wellman and Helen Hu)
• Discovering the Digits of Pi
(Aaron Searle with Richard Wellman)
• Ray Tracing in Non-Euclidean Geometry
(Christopher Davis with Richard Wellman)
- Participate in an REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) at one of many programs across the country.
The AMS (American Mathematical Society) has a list of REU’s that are available. Note that the application deadlines are early in the spring semester, so plan ahead! You will need letters of recommendation to apply for an REU. If you have any questions about REU’s in general, contact Janine Wittwer.