Research and Internships

There are numerous opportunities for (paid!) internships and experiential learning for our students. Our students also participate in Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at various universities. REU students do research with faculty while earning a stipend and living expenses.

In addition to internships, qualified students can take on new academic challenges by working on research with faculty mentors on campus. Student research projects y allow students to explore topics of interest to them more deeply, while figuring out how to find answers to new questions. Research projects and internship opportunities are available to all qualified Department of Mathematics students, regardless of major.

Student Research

Sites of recent internships:

  • Lockheed Martin 
  • Google
  • Hershey Medical Center Department of Biostatistic
  • National Institute for Standards and Technology
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • National Institute for Survey Research
  • Applied Mathematical Sciences Summer Institute
  • Geisinger
  • The Hershey Company
  • Highmark Inc
  • Northwestern Mutual

Recent REUs:

  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (injury science)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (financial mathematics)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (pure mathematics)
  • University of Delaware (mathematical biology)
  • James Madison University (Linear Algebra)
  • University of Maryland at College Park (Cybersecurity & Scholars Program)

Student Research on Campus

Below is a sample of recent student research projects:

  • Modern Portfolio Theory
  • Scheduling an NHL Season Using Integer Programming
  • Cryptanalysis of the Hill Cipher
  • Perturbation Analysis of Fluid Flow in a Tapered Tube with a Central Catheter
  • Optimal Strategies for Probability Bingo
  • Building Meaning with Geogebra
  • Some Applications of Wavelets
  • Translation of \Aportaci_on a la Homotopia de Sistemas de Nudos" by Antonio Plans
  • Strengths and Shortcomings of the Lebesgue Integral
  • Continued Fractions
  • Using Digital Roots to Outline a Winning Strategy for a Nim-Like Game
  • Mathematics and the Christian Faith: A Parallel Universe