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Mathematics Research at Doane

One of the goals of the Math Department is to increase the ability of every student to research and solve problems. Every math major, regardless of emphasis, completes a senior research project as part of a two semester research sequence. During the first semester, the student works with faculty members to explore mathematical research and develop a research project. In the second semester, the student works closely with a faculty member to carry out the project. Finally, the results of the project are shared in the form of thesis and a presentation at MindExpo, Doane College's undergraduate research symposium, or at the Doane College Symposium in Undergraduate Math (SUM).

Past senior research projects include:

  • Teylor Wolfe (2014) Team Fortress 2 and Game Theory
  • Kendra  McElravy (2014) Odds making in horse racing
  • Matraisha Fuchs (2014) Top Ten Most Influential Mathematicians in Elementary Algebra

Summer research projects include:

  • Emily Alfs (2014) An exploration of small puzzles related to 31derful