2013-14 Catalog

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Offering Description

Undergraduate Research in Scientific Inquiry with B. Walter

Fall 2013, Winter 2014 and Spring 2014 quarters

Faculty
Brian Walter mathematics, computer science, improvisational theater
Fields of Study
mathematics
Preparatory for studies or careers in
mathematics.
Description

Rigorous quantitative and qualitative research is an important component of academic learning in Scientific Inquiry. Research opportunities allow science students to work on specific projects associated with faculty members’ expertise. Students typically begin by working in an apprenticeship model with faculty or laboratory staff and gradually take on more independent projects within the context of the specific research program as they gain experience. Students can develop vital skills in research design, data acquisition and interpretation, modeling and theoretical analysis, written and oral communication, collaboration and critical thinking. These are valuable skills for students pursuing a graduate degree or entering the job market.

Brian Walter (mathematics) is interested in problems relating to graphs, combinatorial games and especially combinatorial games played on graphs. He would like to work with students who have a strong background in mathematics and/or computer science and who are interested in applying their skills to open-ended problems relating to graphs and/or games.

Location
Olympia
Books
Greener Store
Offered During
Day