Research in Scientific Computing in Undergraduate Education


Faculty in Charge: Sigal Gottlieb

Supporting Faculty:

  1. Gary Davis
  2. Saeja Kim
  3. Cheng Wang
  4. Steve Leon
  5. Yanlai Chen
  6. Alfa Heryudono

Welcome students! I am happy that you sign up for my MTH499 Spring 2012 CSUMS class. This class is going to be different than regular class in the sense that you choose a topic, learn it as deep as you can, and present what you have learned to other students. You are expected to :

  • Do some numerical experiments with problem solving environment such as MATLAB, Mathematica, Maple, or other open source tools.
  • Read references to learn about history, interesting phenomena, and numerical techniques.
  • Write your research diary in your blog.
  • Make research presentation.
  • Make report in LaTeX.
  • Make a poster.

Hopefully, by the end of the semester, you will learn something useful.

Things you need to do during the first week:

  1. Choose advisor (+ co advisor).
  2. Choose research topic of your interest or discuss possible interesting research topics with your advisor.
  3. Set up regular meeting with your advisor to report your progress.

Latex resources

Adam Hausknecht’s Python tutorial

Student Participants:

  1. Andrew Davey (final report) (final presentation) (poster)
  2. Carlina Santana (final report) (final presentation) (poster)
  3. Edward McCain (final report) (final presentation)
  4. Keith Resendes (final report) (final presentation) (poster)
  5. Kevin Giardini (final report) (final presentation) (slide)
  6. Laurie Murphy (final report) (final presentation) (poster)
  7. Leah Isherwood (final report) (final presentation)
  8. Matheus Lelis (final report) (final presentation) (slide)
  9. Nicole McCafferty (final report) (final presentation) (poster)


CSUMS students and alumni participated at the 17th Annual Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference at UMass Amherst, April 27 2012.


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