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  • Mathematics at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Mathematics at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Mathematics at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Mathematics at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Mathematics at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Mathematics at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Mathematics at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Mathematics at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Mathematics at the University of Minnesota, Morris

The research expertise of the Morris mathematics faculty covers a wide span of topics. Because of this and the dedication of the program to successfully integrate students into the field, undergraduate students at Morris have ample opportunity to participate in substantive research projects.

Financial support for student research is available through several venues. University funding opportunities are consolidated by the Academic Center for Enrichment(ACE). One example is the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), a University-wide program which provides academically talented students the opportunity to earn up to $1,400 assisting faculty with scholarly and creative projects. Another, the Morris Academic Partners program (MAP), is unique to the Morris campus and provides paid research partnerships to academically talented, qualified third-year students. The standard stipend is $2,000. The Multi-Ethnic Mentorship Program (MMP) affords students of color the opportunity to receive a $2,000 stipend for working with faculty or staff on year-long projects.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funding interface provides a wealth of grant possibilities to help undergraduate students pursue independent research or to assist with ongoing research projects as an intern or paid assistant.

Below is a partial list of publications and presentations at national, regional, and undergraduate conferences by Morris students:

Anne Dillon, ’10. Project: Convergence and Stability of Matrices in Google’s PageRank Algorithm. (Research supported by UROP); 2009–2010. Results presented at the Spring 2010 North Central Section Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, St. Paul, MN, April 2010.

Charles Rudeen, ’09. Project: Maximum Weight Connected Subgraph Problem; 2007-2008. Results presented at the 2009 Joint National Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America in Washington, DC, January 2009.

Rachel Fredrich, ’09. Project: Existence Theorem for Minimal Normalized Matching Bipartite Graphs. (Research supported by MAP); 2007-2008. Results presented at the 2008 Joint National Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America, San Diego, CA, January 2008.

Samuel Potter, ’09. Project: Directed Hypergraphs with Totally Unimodular Matrices. (Research supported by MAP); 2006–2007. Results presented at the Spring 2007 North Central Section Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, St. Paul, MN, April 2007.

Emily Stout, ’07. Project: Characterization of Balanced Matrices in Directed Hypergraphs . (Research supported by MAP); 2005–2006. Results presented at the 2006 Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Minnesota, Morris, 2006.

Matt Bryan, ’07. Project: Combinatorics: Examinations of Posets. (Research supported by MAP); 2005–2006. Results presented at the 2006 Un Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Minnesota, Morris, 2006.

Kathryn Sullivan, ’05. Project: The Pancake Problem: Improving the Bounds for Sorting by Prefix Permutations. (Research supported by UROP); 2004–2005. Results presented at the 2005 Joint National Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America, Atlanta, GA, January 2005.

Kathryn Sullivan, ’05. Project: Finding the Weighted Minimum Sum Vertex Cover. (Research supported by MAP); 2003–2004.

Jeanna Schultz, ’03. Project: Studying Pollution Trends in Lake Systems: Discrete Dynamical Approach. (Research supported by UROP); 2002–2003.

Curtis Kunkel, ’03. Project: Improving the Bounds for Ramsey Number R(5,5). (Research supported by UROP); 2002–2003. Results presented at the 2003 Joint National Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America, Baltimore, MD, January 2003.

Lora M. Martin, UMM ’99. Paper on Classroom Scheduling Problem: A Discrete Optimization Approach, Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics and its Applications, Vol 22, No. 4, Winter 2002.

Steve Formaneck, UMM ’02. Project: Improving the Semidefinite Coordinate Direction (SCD) and Semidefinite Stand-and-Hit (SSH) Methods for Detection of Necessary Linear Matrix Inequalities. (Research supported by UROP); 2001–2002. Results presented at the Joint National Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America, San Diego, January 2002.

James R. Johnson, UMM ’99. Project: Planarity of Leontied Directed Hypergraphs. (Research supported by MAP); 1998-1999. Results presented at the National Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics Conference in Discrete Mathematics, 2000.