What is a proseminar
The department's proseminar course is a one-semester hour course designed to engage the student in mathematical and/or statistical research above and beyond course materials. Each mathematics major student must satisfactorily complete the proseminar in order to graduate.
The next step
How to get started?
- Review the proseminar guide, download proseminar guide
- Choose a topic that interests you and then find an advisor (a faculty member) in the department. It is important that you select an advisor whose has interest in the area you have chosen. Here is the link for math/stat faculty.
- Register for the proseminar. You will be required to provide the name of your advisor and his or her approval before you can register
After selecting an advisor
- Meet with your advisor who will outline a meeting schedule to help you complete the proseminar in a timely manner.
- It is absolutely necessary that you meet with your advisor, as you will not be allowed to make a presentation without your advisor's approval even if you feel that you have completed your research.
Sample proseminar topics
Below are lists of completed proseminar topics. They should serve as guide
- Peter Kennedy (April 2011): "Geospatial Cluster Analysis of Shark Attacks". Advisor Dr. Raid Amin
- Nicole Richards (Fall 2010): "A Rape Arrest Cluster Analysis for the USA with Demographic Adjustments Based on Poisson Regression." Advisor Dr. Raid Amin
- Sheryl Zavertnik (Fall 2011): "Homicide-Suicide in the State of Florida:A Cluster Analysis Using SaTScan." Advisor Dr. Raid Amin
- Patrick Yonker (Fall 2012): "Results from staying home on a fall Saturday: Homefield advantage in college football." Advisor Dr. Morris Marx
- Michael Harris (Fall 2012): "Transversals in r-multi latin squares." Advisor Dr. Jaromy Kuhl
- Svetlana Mokhnach (Fall 2012): "Symbolic Dynamics and Substitutions: from a to b" Advisor Dr. Lori Alvin
- Megan Stokes (Spring 2012): "Statistical analysis of crime data using time series and correlation techniques" Advisor Dr. Morris Marx
- Justine May (Fall 2012): "A Brief Survey of Elliptic Geometry." Advisor Dr. Lori Alvin