• Mathematics Research

    Within the Mathematics Department, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in faculty-led undergraduate research in a wide range of areas. Recent topics include the sequence of Fibonacci numbers, the role of mathematical analysis in the SIR model, and statistical analysis of Worcester’s temperature data. If you are pursuing our statistics and modeling concentration, you’ll work directly with faculty members to collect, analyze, and report on data related to our programs and gain proficiency with IBM’s SPSS Statistics software. We recognize these remarkable student-faculty collaborations at our annual Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity. Recent projects include:

    • Cryptography
    • Taxicab Geometry
    • Mathematics of Serial Crime
    • The Effects of Self-Driving Vehicles on Auto-Insurance Markets
    • The Product of Primes is Prime
    • Climbing Shoe Efficiency
    • RSA Encryption
    • Modeling the U.S. Water Supply
    • Mathematics and Music
    • The Parking Lot Problem
    • Group Theory and the Quantum World
    • Sabermetrics and Linear Regression to Determine Most Valuable Player from Contract Value
    • High School GPA and College Success
    • Mathematics of Sudoku