The Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics department at Roanoke College actively encourages and promotes student research. Below you will find titles of past independent studies, with links to the mini-posters that go onto the Independent Study Wall of Fame in Trexler Hall.

Brian Ruane "The Use of Cobalt Doped Iron Oxide Nanoparticles in Carbon Nanotube Growth" 2015Phillip Barbolla "Optimizing Course Offerings With Genetic Algorithms" 2015

Natalie Wilkinson "Optical Musical Recognition Using Hidden Markov Models" 2015

Kristin Emrich "An Analysis of the Effectiveness of Changes in First Semester Calculus" 2015

Julian Ramirez "Experimenting With Clutch Statistics" 2015

Dio Beck "Modeling and Instrumentation Testing for Stormwater Outfall Dispersion" 2015

Aaron Jackson "A Graph Theory Analysis of Food Deserts in Roanoke" 2015

Chris Valentine "Coded-Aperture Applications in Neutron and Gamma Ray Imaging" 2014

Cam Cassady "Coded-Aperture Applications in Neutron and Gamma Ray Imaging" 2014

Phillip Barbolla "Swarm Intelligence, Evolutionary Computation, and Particle Swarm Optimization" 2014

Amanda Wright "Evaluation of Tracers in Optical Flow Measurements" 2014

Sam Parsons "Protecting Confidentiality Through Synthetic Data and Mediator Servers" 2014

Taylor Ferebee "Forecasting Blockbusters" 2014

Thomas Lux "Recursive Median Blob Detection" 2014

Randall Pittman "Predicting Memory Performance of Graphics Card Programs" 2014

Heather Cook "Assessment of Water Quality in the Chesapeake Bay by Parameter Estimation" 2014

Jamie Deyerle "Maximal Snakes of Length 2d+1" 2014

T.J. Kemper "Memorability of BDAS Passwords with System Generated Grid Selection" 2014

Sean Reed "Distributing Tasks Using Stigmergy and Ant Behavior" 2014

Melissa Rickman "An Android App for Detecting Engine Misfires" 2014

Drew Bowers "Multiple Image Steganography With an Image Deficit" 2014

Allen Kirby "Instrument Identification in Rock and Metal Using Partials" 2014

Jon Marino "Compositions and Counting Cards" 2013

Thomas Lux "Analysis of Sensors for Robotic Localization and Mapping" 2013

John Guidry "Beat and Emotion Tracking Mobile Radio" 2013

Randall Pittman "Analysis of Sensors for Robotic Localization and Mapping" 2013

Maya Shende "Computational Modeling of the pre-Botzinger Complex" 2013

Jen Baker "Medical Physics: Radiation Therapy" 2013

Jonathan Marino "#GraphTheory in 140 Characters or Less" 2013

Jonathan Thompson "Computing Large Matchings in Planar Graphs of Degree Five" 2013

Marc Sandoval "Automated Handwriting Feedback Tutor" 2013

Joe Jackson "Comparison and Analysis of GPU Energy Efficiency" 2013

Daniel Ballou "Synthesis and Characterization of Cr and Co Substituted Goethite" 2013

April Saul "Chaotic Dynamics in the Heart" 2013

Brandon Shelton "Assignment Evaluations at a Micro Level" 2013

Austin Howard "A Distributed Parallel Factorization of RSA Keys" 2013

David Guynn "The Influence of Environment on Galaxy Evolution" 2013

Anne Kyner "Synthesis and Characterization of Mars Analog Iron Oxides" 2012

Heather Cook "Optimal Strategy in Blackjack Switch" 2012

Justyn Dooley "Analyzing Directional Thoughts With Artificial Intelligence" 2012

Sarah Witt "Defining Influence in Social Networks" 2012

Anne Kyner "Investigation of Mossbauer Data From Planet Mars" 2011

Emerson Wooge "The Role of Consistency in Team Sports" 2011

Avery Makel "Investigating Self-Sufficient Refrigeration Via Solar Collection" 2011

Jared Meadows "Something About Not Knowing Which Game You Are Playing" 2011

Jon Ostrander "Virtual Reality: a New Learning Method" 2011

Sarah Witt "Graph Theory and Social Networking" 2011

Akram Sublouban "L-Systems and the Algorithmic Beauty of Plants" 2011

Timmy Balint "Examining Morphologies in Nanocrystals" 2011

Ahmad Dahche "Twyman-Green and Michelson Interferometry" 2011

Natalie Horvath "Optimal Solutions to the Ride and Tie Problem" 2011

Amanda Coughlin "A Rating System fro PGA Golfers" 2010

Timmy Balint "A Gesture Recognition Algorithm Using OpenCV and Pybrain" 2010

Paul Vines "Switching Speeds of Carbon Nanotube-Based Memory Devices" 2010

Lindsay Van Leir "Graph Theorizing a Liberal Arts Education" 2010

Danielle Shiley "URAP: Calculus in Health and Economics" 2006-10

Steven Nunnally "Measuring Presence in Virtual Environments" 2010

Paul Vines "Y-Branches in Carbon Nanotubes" 2009

Matt Potts "Origins of a Galaxy Group in Cluster A3128" 2009

Matthew Browning "Exploring the Impact of No Child Left Behind" 2009

Mark Lucas "Evolution of Particle Swarm Intelligence" 2009

Ivanka Barzashka "Galaxy Morphology Relationships in the Abell 2318 Cluster" 2008

Steven Nunnally "Presence in an Immersive Environment" 2008

Mark Lucas "Genetic Algorithms and the Traveling Salesman Problem" 2008

Alex Moore "Analysis of Marine Corrosion Processes" 2007

Casey Gearheart "Success in Introductory Math: Prediction Based on Regression" 2007

Adam Gray "Swarm Intelligence Optimization" 2006

David Myer "The Mathematics of Ranking Systems" 2006

Hampton Smith "Portability of Natural Language Database Systems" 2006

Drew Fleming "Accessible Accessibility" 2006

Jake Bennett "Growth and Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes" 2006

Connie Baker "Spectroscopic Investigations of Maghemite Nanocrystals" 2006

Jessica Young "User Friendly Web Queries" 2006

Jordan Klein "Spectroscopic Investigation of Gussev Crater, Mars" 2006

Richard Goeres "Fourier Series, Wavelets and Image Applications" 2006

Scotty Smith "A Study of Mobile Agents" 2006

Emily Wooge "Image Compression: Fourier Series and Wavelets" 2005

Jake Bennett "The Mathematics of Tennis Serves" 2005

Kim Thomas "The Effectiveness of Homewowk in High School" 2005

Laura Cassels "Identification of Nanophase Akaganeite in Corrosion Products" 2005

Mason Vines "Upper Bounds for Optimal Channel Assignments" 2005

Mathew Miller "Project Nanophase Hematite" 2005

Matt Cleveland "Maximal Snakes in d-Dimensional Hypercubes" 2005

Jessica Young "Using PHP and MySQL to Create a Dynamic Portal" 2005

Scotty Smith "The Channel Assignment Problem in Three Dimensions" 2005

Aleah Dillon "Maximal Snakes in Hypercubes" 2004

Billy Scott "Empirical Work on Optimal Channel Assignments" 2004

Hanan Dahche "Design of a Simulator for Ionizing a Radiation Detector" 2004

John Pepin "The Statistics of Cataract Surgery" 2004

Mason Vines "The Prisoner's Dilemma in Parallel" 2004

Rich Egger "The Real Statistics Needed for the Baseball Hall of Fame" 2004

Ben Hardin "Bootstrapping" 2003

Danny Rice "Synchronization" 2003

Marcus Cleveland "From Mandelbrot to Julia" 2003

Rachel Mitchell "Mathematics in Nature" 2003

Ben Hosp "The Prisoner's Dilemma" 2002

Chris Brothers "/uPortal at Roanoke College" 2002

Liz Sloop "Is Streak Shooting a Cognitive Illusion?" 2002

Laura Beth Viventi "Gothic Cathedrals and Sacred Ratios" 2001

Julie Critchfield "Sampling Methods" 2001

Jon Bernard "Genetic Algorithms" 2001

Gus Scheidt "Maximal Snakes in Hypercubes" 2000

Philippe Moore "An Interactive Timetabling System" 2000

Deana Carideo "Statistical Anaysis of Recycling at RC" 2000

Yulia Romaniuk "The Golden Ratio: Mathematics in Architecture and Art" 1999

Kelly Beeman "Knot Theory" 1999

Kimberly Schlitt "Number Theory and Cryptography" 1999

David Angell "Polymorphism in Modern Programming Languages" 1999

John Paul Roop "Power Spectrum Analysis of Mitochondrial DNA Sequences" 1999

Chris Bernard "Mathematics of Neural Networks" 1999

Ken Sollars "Development of an On-Line Teaching Kit" 1998

Brian Rickabaugh "Maximal Snakes in Hypercubes" 1998

Geoff Boyer "The Mathematics of Golf" 1998

Laura Jacobsen "Fuzzy Regression and the Baseball Hall of Fame" 1997

Chad White "An Exploration of the Mandelbrot Set" 1997

Arika Blankenship "Probability versus Fuzzy Logic" 1996

Ellen Rachel Shelton "Iterates of the Cosine Family" 1996

Shelia Fulk "Fuzzy Logic and Control" 1995

Vernon Miller "Connectivity of the Internet" 1995

J.J. Maybury "Neural Networks" 1994

Christine Valera and Angela Dowdy "The Genetic Algorithm" 1994

Angela Dowdy "Operations Research" 1994

Brian Sheppard "Fractal Physiology" 1994

Kim Knorr "The Chaotic Bouncing Ball" 1993

David Hill "Random Boolean Networks" 1993

Lori Schwehr "The Stability of Delay Integral Equations" 1993

Luz Isaza "Multimedia Language Lab" 1993

Kim Johnson "Computer Simulation Using Functional Programming Languages" 1993

David Thompson "Is It a Knot or Not?" 1992

Nicole Logan "Sequences of Iterated Functions" 1992

Chris Hylton "Time Series Analysis" 1992

Erica Thompson "Sequences of Iterated Functions" 1992

Chris Assaid "Time Series Analysis" 1992