Undergraduate research plays a vital role in learning and fostering new ideas. We encourage undergraduate math and statistics majors as well as students studying in other disciplines, to pursue research projects with our faculty. Faculty are happy to partner with you and are willing to share their knowledge and help. Feel free to reach out to them. Undergraduate Madison Neyland says, "I wish more people realized that math is so much more than just weird equations and crunching numbers. Math is a beautifully complex collection of ways to quantify our world and solve problems across all fields."
Student Research Papers
Modeling Ventricular FibrillationWorking on extracurricular research over three semesters, math minor Ellen Hilbun mathematically modeled ventricular fibrillation and the human cardiovascular system. She received the WSU 2021 Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) novice award as a result of her work. Dr. Sergey Lapin mentored her on the research. Ellen graduated in May 2021 from the Honors College with a B.S. in bioengineering, and was chosen outstanding junior and senior bioengineer in her major.
Megan WongAgent-based modeling of COVID-19 Although the last math class she'd taken had been during her freshman year, Megan Wong was able to successfully explore agent-based modeling for her Honors thesis. She passed with excellence and is proud of her final product. Dr. Sergey Lapin mentored the work. Megan graduated from the Honors College in May 2021 with a bachelor's degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. She is joining a clinical research lab before pursing medical school.