# Undergraduate Student Academic Resources

## Academic Advising

Current and prospective mathematics majors and minors are invited to schedule a meeting with the advisor by sending an email to [email protected] or directly to the advisor; please include a list of the times that you are available. Students are also welcome to visit during office hours, although setting up a separate time is better.

## How to Declare a Major or Minor

- Schedule a meeting with a Mathematics Department advisor by sending an email to [email protected]. If you wish to speak with one advisor in particular, you can contact them directly to request a meeting. Please include a list of times when you are free to meet. While it is preferable to make an appointment so the advisor will be free of other obligations, you are welcome to just drop by during office hours.
- Bring a copy of the Declaration of Major/Minor Form for your home school (e.g., CCAS, SEAS, etc.) to your meeting for the advisor’s signature. CCAS students can use the Declaration of Major/Minor Form from the CCAS Undergraduate Advising Office.
- Once the advisor has signed off, follow the directions on the form for submitting the form through your school’s undergraduate advising office.

## Transfer Credit

Are you trying to get transfer credit? To apply for transfer credit:

- Complete the transfer credit form for your school. Columbian College students can find the form on the Undergraduate Advising site.
- Go online or get a book from the school you want the transfer from and make a copy of the course description. A syllabus from the specific instructor teaching the course works as well.
- Combine the petition form and course description and either bring them to the Mathematics Department office or send them by email to [email protected]
- A committee will look at your request. You should receive an email response within a week.

Email your questions to [email protected]

## Honors

- Departmental Honors
Students interested in earning special honors in mathematics must:

- Meet GW’s general special honors requirements.
- Graduate with a GPA of 3.5 in mathematics major classes.
- Complete the three-credit MATH 4995 course, usually in the senior year, along with the accompanying research project.
- Write a senior thesis paper and complete an oral defense.

- Past Senior Honors Projects
**John Bennett, 2022**

A Survey of Apportionment Methods**Mehr Rai, 2021**

A Random Card Shuffling Process**Dounia Lazreq, 2020**

Hurwitz Actions on Reflection Factorizations in Complex Reflection Group G_6**Elias Alstead, 2020**

Pattern formation in interacting systems**Margaret C. Steiner, 2019**

Characterizing 3-Break Genome Rearrangements**Zachary Peterson, 2018**

Hurwitz Transitivity of Factorizations of Coxeter Elements of G4**Shigeng Sun, 2017**

Numerical Study of Periodic Migration in a Physical Model of One Dimentional Cell on Micro-pattern

Modeling the International Links Between Interbank Offered Rates Among Different Markets Through A Wavelet Analysis Approach**Mariel Supina, 2016**

Grover's Search Algorithm: Quantum Speed-UP**Jacob Learned, 2016**

Quantum Neural Networks**Thomas Riggs, 2016**

Counting Cycles in Directed Graphs**Jacob Maibach, 2016**

Uniform Matroids, Transversal Extensions, and Set System Mobility**Changkai Sun, 2015**

Blow up and scattering thresholds for the focusing nonlinear Schroedinger equation**Jiayuan Wang, 2014**

A computational method for solving exponential-polynomial Diophantine equations**Milica Taskovic, 2014**

Axiom of Choice across Mathematical Disciplines

This project was supported by CCAS Luther Rice Undergraduate Research Fellowship.**James Clark, 2014**

Complexity of Orders on Computable Groups

This project was presented at GW research Day on April1, 2014.**Andrew Hirsch, 2013**

Turing Categories

This project was presented at GW Research Day on April 2, 2013.**Caprice Rayn Stanley, 2013,**

Chromatic Symmetric Functions and Graph Gluing**William C. Smith, 2012,**

Categorical semantics of quantum protocols

This research project is supported by GW George Gamow Undergraduate Research Fellowship**Katie Walsh, 2008,**

Minesweeper matrices, rectangular diagrams, and the Alexander polynomia.**Larisa Perolli, 2006**

The Unimodality and Log-Concavity of the Independence Numbers of Certain Lattice Path Matroids.

This work appeared in: Sarah Baker and Larisa Perolli, Unimodality and Log-Concavity of the Independence and Whitney Numbers of Certain Lattice Path Matroids, Pi Mu Epsilon Journal, 12:6, Spring 2007, 325-334, and won the 2007 Richard V. Andree Award for the best student-written paper.**Sarah Baker, 2006**

The Unimodality and Log-Concavity of the Whitney Numbers of Certain Lattice Path Matroids.

This work appeared in: Sarah Baker and Larisa Perolli, Unimodality and Log-Concavity of the Independence and Whitney Numbers of Certain Lattice Path Matroids, Pi Mu Epsilon Journal, 12:6, Spring 2007, 325-334, and won the 2007 Richard V. Andree Award for the best student-written paper.**David Penneys, 2005,**

A Survey of Hyperbolic Groups Acting on their Gromov Boundaries.**Amy L. Nagahashi, 2001,**

Billiard Links in the 3-Ball.**Nirit Sandman, 2000,**

An Exploration of a Type-B Tamari Poset. This work appeared in:

Nirit Sandman, A type-B Tamari poset, Discrete Applied Mathematics 143 (2004) 110–122.- D.C. Gamma Chapter of the Pi Mu Epsilon Honor Society
The D.C. Gamma Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon is the George Washington University chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, Inc. The chapter was first established in 1966. The group is open, by invitation, to accomplished mathematics majors.

## Course Rotation Plan

View the Course Rotation Plan to see course offerings in Mathematics for the next several years. The internal planning document is used to help with the department’s long-term scheduling, but students may view it as they plan their courses of study.