Senior Honors Thesis

The senior honors thesis provides an educational enhancement opportunity for interested students.  Students work one-on-one with a mathematics professor to research and report on a mathematics topic not normally covered in the traditional undergraduate curriculum.  Students considering this option should discuss the possiblity with a mathematics advisor during their junior year.  In the first semester of your senior year,  enroll in HONR 3000.  In this course you work with your advisor to develop and investigate a thesis topic.  In your last semester  enroll in MATH 4993 where the thesis is completed.  Further information about the senior honors thesis can be found at this link.   The following is a list of recent mathematics theses.

  • Michael Oehrtman, Inverson of an Integral Transform, Advisor: Lisa Mantini, 1992
  • Jennifer Williams, Constructability of the Regular Polygons, Advisor: Sheldon Katz, 1992
  • Susan Thompson, Tests and Comparisons of Two Mathematical Models for Species Distribution, Advisors: Jim Choike and Lisa Mantini, 1993
  • Chia Sien Lim, Finite Groups and Their Representations, Advisor: Alan Adolphson, 1994
  • Mike Holcomb, On Primary Decomposition of Monomial Ideals, Advisor: Sheldon Katz, 1996
  • Shannon Hull-Kersh, Learning the Basics: A Case Study of Eighth Grade Mathematics Education in Oklahoma, Advisor: John Wolfe, 1998
  • Jeffery Whitworth, Eigenvalues and Diagonalizability of Totally Nonnegative, Irreducible Matrices, Advisor: Lisa Mantini, 1998
  • Charles Ratliff, Maxwell's Equations and the Conformal Group, Advisor: Lisa Mantini, 1999
  • Nicholas Nerren, Expressing Natural Numbers as the Sum of Squares and Triangles, Advisor: David Wright, 2001
  • Brent Scharetung, Wavelet Theory and Applications, Advisor: David Wright, 2001
  • W. Graham Mueller, Projective Solution Spaces of the Genus Two Surface, Advisor: William Jaco, 2002
  • Mario White, Symmetries of the Regular Solids and Buckyball, Advisor: Lisa Mantini, 2002
  • Nathan Pennington, Inversion of the Finite Radon Transform, Advisor: Lisa Mantini, 2004
  • David Paige, On the Finite Radon Transform, Advisor: Lisa Mantini, 2005
  • Amit Sharma, Ultraspherical Harmonics, Advisor: Birne Binegar, 2005
  • Cameron Fincher, Symmetry and Soduku, Advisor: Lisa Mantini, 2006
  • Michael B. Kelly, Automorphisms of Finite Groups, Advisor: David Wright, 2006
  • Robert C. Foster, Precise Ford Regions of Cyclic Kleinian Groups, Advisor: David Wright, 2007
  • Kelsey Miller, Can Red Rock Count? Numeracy in Canines, Advisor: John Wolfe, 2007
  • Michelle Leonard, Knots and Their Polynomials, Advisor: Benny Evans, 2008
  • Ann Nawotka, Calculus Advanced Placement: How Does it Add Up?, Advisor: Jim Choike, 2008
  • John Knorr, Soduku Solutions as Linear Maps, Advisor: Lisa Mantini, 2009
  • Carlos Bernal, Isomorphisms of the Rotational Symmetry Groups of the Platonic Solids, Advisor: Lisa Mantini, 2009
  • Lauren Smith, Tiling the Plane with Equilateral Pentagons, Advisor: Lisa Mantini, 2010
  • Markus Vasquez, Algebraic Construction of Sudoku Solutions, Advisors: Chris Francisco, Anthony Kable, Lisa Mantini; 2010
  • James Bishop, Game Theory, Advisor: David Wright, 2011