Summer Research Involvement

There are a plethora of summer research opportunities for St. Lawrence students involving math, computer science, or statistics. Many of our students are awarded SLU Fellowships or McNair Scholarships to do research on campus or participate in REU Programs all over the country and the world. The list below gives a sampling of the on-campus research projects in which our students participated.

Summer 2015

  • Janelle Fredericks '16. Statistics Major / Faculty Mentor: Ivan Ramler - Using Non-Linear Regression to Model the Carbon Density in the Amazon Rainforest
  • Sean Goddard '16. Computer Science Major / Faculty Mentor: Choong-Soo Lee - !knot: Bringing the Web Browser to the 21st Century
  • Bayard Roberts '16. Mathematics Major / Faculty Mentor: Choong-Soo Lee - Exploring Game Balance and Competitiveness
     

Summer 2014

  • Jacob Hurlbut '15. Computer Science Major / Faculty Mentor: Michael Schuckers - Applying Software Engineering to the Total Hockey Rating System
  • Skyler Ng '16. Computer Science Major / Faculty Mentor: Lisa Torrey - P.H.O.E.N.I.X: A Linux Virtual Assistant 

 

Summer 2013
Four St. Lawrence University Fellows and two professors presented their research at Los Alamos National Labs in New Mexico. Those presenting were Assistant Professor of Statistics Jessica Chapman, Chelsey Legacy, Sarah Koallick, Katie Abramski, Kathryn Christensen, and Assistant Professor of Statistics Ivan Ramler. The student projects are all co-sponsored with Los Alamos National Labs.

  • Katherine Abramski '14. Mathematics Major / Faculty Mentor: Jessica Chapman - Improving the Statistical Method for Classifying Geomagnetic Storms
  • Juan Chang '14. Mathematics Major / Faculty Mentor: Ivan Ramler - Predicting Owner Tendencies in Fantasy Football Drafts
  • Kathryn Christensen '14. Mathematics and Economics Major / Faculty Mentor: Ivan Ramler - Predicting the Lifetime of Plutonium Fuel Cells for the Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Keith Goode '14. Computer Science Major / Faculty Mentor: Ed Harcourt - What it takes to Win: A Linear Regression Analysis of Variables in the NFL and their Contribution to Points Scored and Wins/Losses
  • Chelsey Legacy  '14. Mathematics Major / Faculty Mentor: Ivan Ramler - Evaluating Recently Developed Plutonium Management Models for Use by the Los Alamos National Laboratory to Monitor the Stockpile
  • Sarah Koallick '14. Computer Science Major / Faculty Mentor: Ed Harcourt - Integrating Software Tools for Experimental Designs with Pareto Fronts

Summer 2012

  • Jose Alejandro '13. Computer Science Major / Faculty Mentor: Lisa Torrey - Developing an Application for Android-Powered Devices
  • Kevin Angstadt '14. Computer Science and Mathematics Major / Faculty Mentor: Ed Harcourt - Developing Interactive Web Tools for Statistics Students
  • Kerrin Ehrensbeck '13. Mathematics Major / Faculty Mentor: Ivan Ramler - Improving Plutonium Management at the Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Ryan Goddard '13. Computer Science Major/ Faculty Mentor: Lisa Torrey - Artificial Intelligence for Conversational Agents
  • Johanna Kelley '13. Mathematics Major / Faculty Mentor: Michael Schuckers - Ridge Regression, LASSO Regression, and Ordinary Least Squares Regression in Evaluating Collinear NHL and Fantasy Football Data

Summer 2011

  • Jim Curro '12. Mathematics Major / Faculty Mentors: Michael Schuckers and Ed Harcourt - NHL Statistical Analysis on Expected Value of Players
  • Shelley Kandola '13. Computer Science and Mathematics Major /Faculty Mentor: Lisa Torrey - Simple and Efficient Compact Graph Generation for Geochemical Data