The Math Research Experience for Undergraduates Wraps Up Successful Poster Presentation

By David Brown, July 31, 2022

The Math Research Experience for Undergraduates Wraps Up Successful Poster Presentation

The NSF-funded IC Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Dynamical Systems (Department of Mathematics) hosted a closing Poster Symposium on Friday, July 29. The nine-week program brought together nine undergraduate students from IC and across the country to work on original research in the projects related to dynamical systems. The students participated in research, professional development activities, weekly colloquia, and community building.

    IC NSF-REU in Math 2022

      The three teams presented their posters to current and retired IC faculty, students’ families, and other guests on July 29. Their poster presentations were:

      • Modeling the Evolution of Dispersal Strategies in Ant-Plant Mutualisms, Aelita Klausmeier (University of Michigan), Ana Venerio (UCSD), Daniel Zych (University of Scranton). Project mentor: REU Director and PI Dr. Theodore Galanthay.
      • Periodicity and Integrability for Billiards on Surfaces of Revolution, Tommy Angel (Ithaca College), Bjorn Cattell-Ravdal (MSU Denver), Ian Robinson (Murray State University). Project mentor: REU Co-PI Dr. Daniel Visscher
      • Pruned Fractal Trees: Properties of Space-Filling Canopies, Victor Elias (Rio Hondo College), Clara Martorano (University of Vermont), Samantha Worthington (Hastings College). Project mentor: REU Senior Personnel Dr. David Brown