At Siena College, students in mathematics have the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty on cutting-edge research. The skills students develop conducting research are highly sought-after by employers and graduate institutions, and have helped our alumni obtain coveted positions at establishments such as Google, NYS Department of Health, and Process Engineering.
Recent student research projects
|Andrew Klug||Predicting the implications of the hepatitis B vaccine on the virulence evolution of hepatitis D|
|Brianna Murphy||A forecast of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine resistant malaria in Malawi: a modeling study|
|Brian Valtin||On the evolution of HIV caused by Human Pegivirus co-infection|
|Veda Chandwani||The health benefit and cost-effectiveness of reducing severe malaria with gut microbiota|
|Justmil Villanueva||Evaluating the roll of computers in enhancing mathematical achievement in Capital District schools|
||Evaluating the threat of Bacterial Kidney Disease evolution in salmon aquaculture
|Emily Casey||Computable Legendrian knot invariants
||Explicit formulas for multivariable Euler and Bernoulli numbers
||Moments in finite von Neumann algebras
|Joseph D’Avanzo||ζ(n) via hyperbolic functions
||The Group of Primitive Almost Pythagorean Triples
|Nicholas Noblett||Nonresidually solvable hyperlinear one-relator groups
||The Burnside Group B(3,2) as a Two-Relator Quotient of C3*C3
Our research students learn to ...
- Communicate complex ideas and manage long-term project;
- Explore new ideas and mathematical objects;
- Look for patterns and use those patterns to predict the behavior of complex systems;
- Generalize their work to find new uses for the tools and techniques they have developed;
- Scour the mathematical literature to find recent articles relating to their own work; and
- Publicly present their work to other students and faculty in either the Siena Math Colloquium, the Siena Academic Showcase, or at a national research conference.
“Doing math research has been an eye-opening experience to all of the opportunities a career in math has to offer. Six weeks of research has given me more problem solving skills than sitting in a classroom for four years would, and these skills are applicable to all kinds of situations.” - Francesca Romano (2014)