Conducting research can be one of the most exciting experiences in academia. Research requires a combination of knowledge, creativity, and determination, and involves the study and investigation of original problems.
In mathematics, research may involve developing formulas, creating mathematical models, investigating patterns, or analyzing data. In computer science, research may involve designing algorithms, developing software, or implementing technological solutions.
Majors in mathematics or computer science interested in pursuing a research project are encouraged to contact a professor with whom they would like to work and inquire if the professor is currently working on any projects that have a component suitable for student research or investigation.
Students that wish to pursue advanced topics but not at a research level may be interested in enrolling in a Topics Course, an Honors Seminar, or an Independent Study. The material covered in these classes changes from year to year depending on the interests of the professor and the students.