Student Research

The Gonzaga University Mathematics Department actively participates in key activities through mathematical associations and research organizations. Our participation in the conferences sponsored by the following organizations ensures professional development for our faculty as well as an opportunity for students to showcase their research and engage in peer-to-peer learning

  • Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
  • American Mathematical Society (AMS)
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
  • National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
  • Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference (SIRC)

Pacific Northwest Mathematical Association of America Section Meeting

We sent a delegation of eleven students to the 2013 Pacific Northwest MAA meeting at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon in April 2013. Of our eleven students, five were presenters. This was the second year we brought a large group of students to the regional MAA meeting.

The Mathematics Department was pleased to be able to sponsor thirteen students' attendance and/or presentations at the 2015 Pacific Northwest MAA section meeting at the University of Washington Tacoma in April 2015. Two of our students gave oral presentations and received awards from Pi Mu Epsilon (PME - a national mathematical honor society) and the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). In addition, four students made outstanding poster presentations of their research. Click here to view the abstracts for these presentations.

National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

Three students participated in the 2015 NCUR hosted at Eastern Washington University in April 2015. Their research titles were "Priority Algorithm for Optimal book Embeddings", "Attaching Magnetic Quantum Dots to DNA Origami Structure for Potential Drug Delivery", and "A Linear Programming Approach to Book Embeddings". (click on the titles to see their abstracts)

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Dr. Steve Butler of Iowa State University compiled an extensive list of REU sites that has been imported into a map for students to browse.

Dr. Katie Oliveras has compiled an extensive list of REU sites as well as a map for students to browse.