Below are projects offered by IC Faculty.  Contact the faculty member to discuss working with them.  

Note: funding is competitive and not all students may be supported for the H&S Summer Scholars program.  

Projects for Summer 2021

For Summer 2021, there are two options for potentially working on research projects in Mathematics at IC: 

Option 1: Apply to be a Summer Scholar with Dr. Matt Thomas

Project mentor: Matt Thomas
Project title:  Developing a distributed open educational network
Project Description:  This project is part of a collaboration between a few different institutions to develop software to allow teachers to run their own educational experiments. In this project, you will work with me and other members of the team in the development of pilot experiments for calculus and linear algebra classes. This will involve developing interactive applets to be posted to the web, developing the language they are written in, developing instructional interventions using the software, and/or planning analysis of the results. There is a lot of flexibility in the direction of this project. Background will depend on the particular aspects of the project that are of interest, but could include: knowledge of calculus and/or linear algebra, interest in thinking about the development of knowledge of calculus and linear algebra, familiarity with markup languages like LaTeX or html, statistical analysis, programming in R, javascript, and/or python.

For more information about the project, see https://www.ithaca.edu/intercom/article.php/2019070110462336

Option 2: Apply to the IC NSF-REU program in Dynamical Systems.

Note that the REU has an earlier application deadline of February 22, 2021.