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Department of Mathematics
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Summer Research Program

Since 2010, Winthrop undergraduates have spent their summers undergoing mathematics research projects. Topics have ranged from cryptography, the study of secret codes, to developing mathematical models of colon cancer. Over 40 students have participated in mathematics research over the past four years, with funding provided by alumni, Winthrop University and a variety of external sources. Students interested in participating in summer research in 2014 should contact either Dr. K. Abernathy,  Dr. Z. Abernathy or Dr. Rusinko.

Support Needed:
Winthrop faculty have secured financial support for undergraduate research through a variety of external sources. However, funding is often targeted to particular goals, and may not be appropriate for all individual students. Please consider making a gift to help provide support for undergraduate research at Winthrop. These supplemental funds are necessary to ensure that all Winthrop students with a demonstrated commitment to mathematics have access to mentored undergraduate research experiences.

Funding helps ensure that undergraduates receive: student and board

  • Award winning and nationally recognized faculty mentorship;
  • A modest research stipend;
  • On campus housing;
  • Opportunities to present work both on and off campus.

Selected Program Highlights:

  • Five former participants are enrolled in Doctoral programs.
  • Six former participants are enrolled in education graduate programs, or are sharing their mathematical experience as K-12 teachers throughout the country.
  • Six publications in peer reviewed journals.
  • Eight articles currently in various stages of preparation which we anticipate being published in peer reviewed science and mathematics journals.
  • Over a dozen regional and national conference presentations including multiple award winners.
  • Students have been supported by four external grants.