In 2005, our department adopted a senior project requirement for all mathematics majors. This requirement is fulfilled as part of a one-semester course (Math 497) taught in the spring. Toward the end of the fall semester, students are paired with faculty members on an equitable basis based partly upon the faculty member's area of expertise and the student's interest. The faculty member and the student then work together to determine a suitable project. Work on the project typically does not begin until the spring semester. However, students interested in honors in mathematics, need to lay a foundation for their project over winter break.
The student works on the project independently with the guidance and advice of the faculty member. The student gathers information, solves problems, and organizes their findings. Weekly meetings with the faculty member, peer editing with another member of the project class, regular progress reports, and oral presentations form the foundation for the course.
A year-by-year archive of the final written portions of the senior projects appears below.
Senior Projects By Year
Math Department Senior Project Archive 2019 - Coordinator: Pat Keef, 11 students
Math Department Senior Project Archive 2018 - Coordinator: Pat Keef, 6 students
Math Department Senior Project Archive 2017 - Coordinator: Albert Schueller, 9 students
Math Department Senior Project Archive 2016 - Coordinator: Barry Balof, 16 students
Math Department Senior Project Archive 2015 - Coordinator: Pat Keef, 13 students
Details regarding the 15 mathematics student senior projects for 2014. Coordinator: Albert Schueller
Detail about the 11 student senior projects that were completed in 2013. Coordinator: Barry Balof
A list of the 2012 senior projects in math that were coordinated by professor Barry Balof
Coordinator: Pat Keef, 7 students
Coordinator: Pat Keef, 8 students
Coordinator: Laura Schueller, 16 students
Coordinator: Laura Schueller, 12 students
Coordinator: Barry Balof, 5 students.
Coordinator: Albert Schueller, 13 students.
Coordinator: Barry Balof, 11 students