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Research Weekend

Every year in the early stages of the Spring semester, the Geneseo Mathematics Department organizes a 2-day Math Research Weekend (MRW) where an invited guest leads a team of Geneseo undergraduates on a math research topic proposed by the invitee. The MRW is offered to our students to give them a taste of math research, and sometimes the results are presented at conferences and/or published in a scholarly journal. The invited guest comes to the Geneseo campus and gives a colloquium talk on a Friday afternoon and then Friday evening and all day Saturday works with Geneseo undergraduates on a research topic proposed by the guest. The colloquium talk is geared towards a broad audience and also serves to introduce the research topic to the students who will participate in the MRW Friday evening and Saturday.  Below is sample of past Math Research Weekends.

2019 Math Research Weekend 

Dr. Elizabeth Cherry led a group of students on the modeling of the Nonlinear Dynamics of the Heart.

  • Dr. Elizabeth Cherry lead a group of students working on modeling the dynamics of the heart.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Cherry lead a group of students working on modeling the dynamics of the heart.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Cherry lead a group of students working on modeling the dynamics of the heart.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Cherry lead a group of students working on modeling the dynamics of the heart.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Cherry lead a group of students working on modeling the dynamics of the heart.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Cherry lead a group of students working on modeling the dynamics of the heart.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Cherry lead a group of students working on modeling the dynamics of the heart.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Cherry lead a group of students working on modeling the dynamics of the heart.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Cherry lead a group of students working on modeling the dynamics of the heart.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Cherry lead a group of students working on modeling the dynamics of the heart.

 

2018 Math Research Weekend 

Dr. Pamela Harris led a group of students working on a problem on Invisible Lattice Points.  Dr. Harris also  shared her experience as an undocumented first-generation college student and suggests ways that institutions can support underrepresented minorities and undocumented students navigate the academic landscape. (video)

  • Dr. Pamela Harris lead a group of students working on a problem on Invisible Lattice Points.
  • Dr. Pamela Harris lead a group of students working on a problem on Invisible Lattice Points.2
  • Dr. Pamela Harris lead a group of students working on a problem on Invisible Lattice Points.3
  • Dr. Pamela Harris lead a group of students working on a problem on Invisible Lattice Points.4
  • Dr. Pamela Harris lead a group of students working on a problem on Invisible Lattice Points.5
  • Dr. Pamela Harris lead a group of students working on a problem on Invisible Lattice Points.6
  • Dr. Pamela Harris lead a group of students working on a problem on Invisible Lattice Points.7

 

2017 Math Research Weekend

Dr. Cesar Aguilar led a group of students on the application of the PageRank algorithm to rank Division-I College Football teams.

 

  • Group of students working with Dr.Cesar Aguilar
  • Group of students working with Dr.Cesar Aguilar 2.
  • Group of students working with Dr.Cesar Aguilar 3.
  • Research written on whiteboard
  • Formulas written on whiteboard

 

2015 Math Research Weekend

Dr. Thomas Cooney led a group of students on Quantum Game Theory.

 

2014 Math Research Weekend

Dr. Farbod Shokrieh led a group of students on Chip-firing games and Riemann-Roch theory for graphs.

 

  • Dr. Farbod Shokrieh lead a group of students on Chip-firing games and Riemann-Roch theory for graphs
  • Students clapping in lecture hall
  • More students from Dr. Farbod clap
  • Dr. Farbod Shokrieh lectures before a class
  • Students working at desk in Dr.Farbody
  • Students working at desk in Dr.Farbody 2
  • Students working at desk in Dr.Farbody 3
  • Students working at desk in Dr.Farbody 4
  • Students working at desk in Dr.Farbody 5
  • Students working at desk in Dr.Farbody 6
  • Students working at desk in Dr.Farbody 7
  • Group photo of Dr.Farbody class
  • Dr.Farbody
  • Students working at desk in Dr.Farbody 8
  • Students working at desk in Dr.Farbody 9
  • Dr.Farbody teaching 2
  • Dr.Farbody teaching 2