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.  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
  • Jeffrey 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
  • Carlos Bernal, Isomorphisms of the Rotational Symmetry Groups of the Platonic Solids, Advisor: Lisa Mantini, 2009
  • John Knorr, Soduku Solutions as Linear Maps, Advisor: Lisa Mantini, 2009