Mathematics Student Research Opportunities

Truman math majors have pursued research projects supported by a variety of programs including National Science Foundation REUs (Research Experience for Undergraduates) as well as Truman’s own TruScholars program. Some recent examples include:

  • Tyler Beauregard participated in the Polymath REU,  an online grouping of REU projects formed to supplement research experience for those who missed out due to COVID-19 during the summer of 2020. He studied the Explorer-Director game in graph theory.
  • Kimberyln Eversman did a Research Experience for Undergraduates at the University of North Carolina- Greensboro in the summer of 2018.  In this mathematical biology project, Kimber studied the western honey bee and the varroa mite parasite that infects the honey bees.
  • Tim Leafblad did a Research Experience for Undergraduates at Kansas State University during the summer of 2018.  He studied invariants of welded knots.
  • Alexis Vittengl participated in the Cross-institutional Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) which is sponsored by the the Intercollegiate Biomathematics Alliance. She conducted her research in the summer of 2018 under the direction of faculty members from St. Francis University.
  • Matthew Naeger did a Research Experience for Undergraduates at the University of  Wisconsin – La Crosse in the summer of 2017.  Matthew studied zombie outbreaks using SIR models.
  • Kelsey Lieberman did a Research Experience for Undergraduates at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in Mathematical Ecology during the summer of 2017.  She also did one in Big Data Analytics at Washington University in St. Louis in the summer of 2018.