2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Undergraduate Research in Scientific Inquiry with B. Walter


Fall 2012, Winter 2013 and Spring 2013 quarters

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

Rigorous quantitative and qualitative research is an important component of academic learning in Scientific Inquiry. This independent learning opportunity allows advanced students to delve into real-world research with faculty who are currently engaged in specific projects. Students typically begin by working in apprenticeship 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, written and oral communication, collaboration, and critical thinking that are valuable 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.

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Program Revisions

Date Revision
April 4th, 2012 New opportunity added.