The Department of Mathematics mentors and sponsors undergraduate research. The undergraduate Senior Seminar (MTH 491) course provides all mathematics majors with the opportunity to work on an individual research project.

### Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Research programs for undergraduate mathematics majors include:

- The Differential Analyzer Laboratory, supervised by Dr. Bonita Lawrence, has several ongoing student research projects.

- The Mathematical Biology research group, mentored by Dr. Anna Mummert, is actively studying the spread and control of influenza using discrete mathematical modeling. This research was funded by an NSF mathematical biology research grant.

- Individual student projects can be funded by the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) grant program.

- Individual student projects can also be funded by NASA West Virginia Space Grant Undergraduate Fellowship Program.

### Student Conference Travel

The Department of Mathematics sponsors student travel to research conferences, particularly when students present their work.

Four students presented their own work:

- Melinda Bierhals
- Tyler Bonnet
- Roger Estep
- Robert Hughes