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Student Opportunities

Many of our majors participate in summer research programs. Here are some recent places students worked.

Participation in summer National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU’s)

  • Maranda Franke – Army Research Lab project at University of Iowa
  • Mike Huff -- Los Alamos National Labs through Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory -- The National Undergraduate Fellowship Program in Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy Sciences
  • Alec Herr – SURF at Georgia Tech
  • Jack Berkowitz – UCLA Neurophysics of Spacetime REU
  • Mike McConnell & Curtis Stochl– Math REU at University of Iowa
  • Matt D. Burch – University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Math Club

Coe has a very active Math Club, funded through the Student Senate and driven by student interest. The Math Club generally organizes at least one event per month through the academic year, with a wide variety of activities. We've enjoyed surprisingly high participation, with as many as 45 people turning up for speakers and more than a dozen involved in winter break reading projects.

The Lindsay Seminar

The Lindsay Seminar gives some of the most promising entering students a chance to experience mathematics as a creative endeavor, where conjectures and verifications take the place of routine computations. The work is collaborative and discovery-based - rather than being shown how to work things out, the students figure it out for themselves and explain their thinking to each other.

Coe students earn second place finish at HackISU competition

Coe students Marissa Carson, Kyle Goranson and Gabriel Leonard participated in HackISU on April 10-12, 2015. The students spent 36 hours conceiving, designing and implementing an App called "PayDometer." They were awarded second place out of over 200 participants for their creation. Click here to read about their project.

Once again Coe students take second place in the HackISU competition

Coe students Marissa Carson, Gabriel Leonard and Kyle Goranson returned to the HackISU competition this fall and claimed second place once again. The competition was held Sept. 18-20 on the Iowa State University campus. The team created an App called Book Buddy, which allows students to find buyers and sellers for textbooks within a local community.
Marissa Carson, Kyyle Gorandson and Gabriel Leonard participated in HackISU on April 10-12. Hack ISU - Fall 2015