The department ‘s first
involvement in undergraduate research dates back to 1994 through NSF funding
for its summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates programs (Terence Blows
was Principal Investigator) that continued through 2012 with students recruited
from across the United States to participate. Nine of the department’s current
faculty were involved with undergraduate research supervision in this program.
In recent years undergraduate
research has become a feature of the department’s BS degree program. Jeff
Rushall has been most responsible for student interest in research and his
Friday Afternoon Mathematics Undergraduate Seminar (FAMUS) provides a forum for
recruitment. Many departmental majors have undertaken research projects and
twelve of the department’s current faculty have been involved in project
Undergraduate research has been
supported by NAU I2S and HURA awards and by funding from NASA Space Grants and the Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics.
Funding to support student travel to national and regional meetings has also
come from the Department of Mathematics & Statistics. The research has led
to a number of publications by our undergraduates.
A number of faculty may have research projects available. You can find out more by reading some of the UGRADS posters on the walls in the Adel Mathematics Building, by attending FAMUS or SUnMaRC or talking to the department chair or its Undergraduate Research Coordinator, Jeff Rushall.
You may find to form to apply for Undergraduate Research here.