Spring 2014 Student Activities
Student Research at the Joint Mathematics Meetings
Three USF math students -- Mlilca Hadži-Tanović, Jared Rohe, and Paul Hundal -- presented their research at the 2014 Joint Mathematics Meeting in Baltimore. Pictured below, Paul Hundal presents his research on using spectral clustering to analyze the stock market.
Fall 2013 Student Activities
Pi Mu Epsilon
Our department has an active chapter
of Pi Mu Epsilon (the national mathematics honor society). The
2013-2014 Pi Mu Epsilon officers are pictured below (left to right):
Brendan Herger, Long Yan Yung, Gabrielle Corbett, and Layla Martin. In
Fall 2013, PME sponsored an REU information session and a department
colloquium highlighting USF student research in mathematics. Stay tuned
for more events in the spring!
Putnam Mathematics Competition
Every December, our
math majors compete in the Putnam Mathematical Competition. Below, math
majors Paul Padilla and Helen Cleaves grab a bagel before the start of
the 2013 Putnam Competition.
In Fall 2013, the USF Math
Department teamed up with the Physics Department in a kickball
tournament against the USF Chemistry and Biology Departments. See the
math/physics team picture below.
Spring, 2012 Student Research Projects in Mathematical Modeling
2010 – 2011 Student Research Project
Yi Xie (aka Owen)
and Xuanchang Liu (aka Carl)
worked together with Professor Cornelia Van Cott on a research project involving knots and surfaces during the 2010-2011 academic year. Owen and Carl presented their research (Bennequin surfaces for links
) at the USF Students in the Sciences Poster Night
You can read their abstract here
2010 – 2011 Student Outreach & Teaching
Several USF math majors have had the unique opportunity to get involved with mathematical circles, an Eastern European-inspired movement that gets high school and middle school kids engaged with math by working on open-ended — and sometimes unsolved! — problems.
Professor Paul Zeitz has been the director of the San Francisco Math Circle
since its inception in 2005, and he exposes students in the Mathematical Circles (MATH 314) class to programs at Mission High School, Thurgood Marshall High School, and other locations. Veterans of this class have gone on to teach and work in schools and other circles. Next year, the SF Math Circle hopes to develop new programs for two different audiences: elementary school children and incarcerated juvenile offenders.