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. 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.
2020 Math Research Weekend
Dr. Akhtar Khan led a group of students on Elasticity Imaging Inverse Problem of Locating Cancerous Tumors. A total of 9 students participated in the event.
2019 Math Research Weekend
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)
2017 Math Research Weekend
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.