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Math Department: Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

At the University St Thomas, students have numerous opportunities to work closely with faculty members on challenging and exciting research projects. Under the guidance of the faculty from the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Cooperative Engineering, students can choose from many relevant topics in modern areas such as graph theory, dynamical systems, statistics, engineering, numerical analysis, computational finance, mathematics education, and more. Students may also present their work at conferences and/or at the annual UST Research Symposium.

Speak to any of our faculty members to learn more about what you can do to get started!

Here are some of the most recent research projects:

Zahra Alalsayednasser,  Truc Phung, Lucas Onuchic, Power domination and zero forcing, Faculty: Dr. Mary Flagg | Presentation @ UST Research Symposium | 2016.

William McCormack, Andrey Cawley, Study of the heat addition step for a Rotational Detonation Engine, Faculty: Dr. Henry Foust | Presentation @ UST Research Symposium | HSI STEM Grant | 2016.

Evan Vauk, Sarah Sharaf, #Trump & #Hillary: Sentiment Analysis of Presidential Candidates, Faculty: Dr. Jack Follis | Presentation @ UST Research Symposium | 2016.

Jared Pollack, Jenna Maksymiak, Erin Quinones, Teaching Math Online – Being Correct, Complete and Effective, Faculty: Dr. Marry Flagg | Poster @ UST Research Symposium | 2016.

Jasmine Webb, Delineating the appropriateness of a vibration model for pedestrian bridges to the “floating stairs”, Faculty: Dr. Henry Foust | Honor Thesis | 2015.

Dac Vu, Aliya Heise, Sphere Packing, Faculty: Dr. Mary Flagg | Presentation @ UST Research Symposium | 2015.

Tiffany Doan, Allison Parrish, An Approximate Model for Critical Flow of Binary Gases, Faculty: Dr. Henry Foust | Poster @ UST Research Symposium | HSI STEM Grant | 2015.

Peter Dulworth, Maximizing the Area of a Simple Closed Curve, Faculty: Dr. Brett Werner | Poster @ UST Research Symposium | 2015.

Lukas Cara, Enory Sanchez, Robert Jolly III, Visualizing the Impact of Natural Disasters on Countries, an Interactive Map, Faculty: Dr. Jack Follis | Presentation @ UST Research Symposium | 2014.

Luis Pirela, Vanessa Villafana, Understanding the Mass Efflux from a Pressurized Vessel when Treating the Substance as a Real Gas, Faculty: Dr. Henry Foust | Presentation @ UST Research Symposium | 2014.

Luis Pirella, Vanessa Villifana, Critical Flow Density for Van der Waal gas, Faculty: Dr. Henry Foust | HSI STEM Grant | 2014.

Hung Vu, Textual Analysis of the New Testament Letters of St. Paul, Faculty: Dr. Jack Follis  | Poster @ UST Research Symposium | 2014.

Brittany Garza, Harboring Hope for Houston’s Homeless: A Mathematical Model of Volunteer Outreach, Faculty: Dr. Jack Follis | Presentation @ UST Research Symposium | 2013.

Joveline Ollero, Anthony Banh, An Approximate Method for Elliptical Perimeter, Faculty: Dr. Henry Foust | Poster @ UST Research Symposium | 2013.

Alexandra Snodgrass, Paulina Gamino, Euler: From Geometric to Algebraic Analysis, Faculty: Dr. Jack Follis | Presentation @ UST Research Symposium | 2012.