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The Willamette Valley REU in Mathematics

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Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics


During summer 2013, Linfield hosted a team of undergraduate research students as part of the NSF-sponsored Willamette Valley Mathematics Consortium REU-RET (Research Experience for Undergraduates—Research Experience for Teachers) program. In addition, two Linfield students participated through funding from the Linfield Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Program. The team consisted of two faculty members, Chuck Dunn and Mike Hitchman, and six undergraduate students: Levi Altringer (Linfield College), Amanda Bright (Westminster College–Missouri), Greg Clark (Westminster College–Pennsylvania), Kyle Evitts (Linfield College), Brian Keating (University of California, San Diego), and Brian Whetter (University of Puget Sound). The team worked on new questions in the area of mathematical tiling. As part of the Consortium, the team participated in five mini-conferences held at each of the participating institutions: Willamette University (two conferences), Lewis and Clark College, the University of Portland, and Linfield College.

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Competitive Tiling

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Tilings of Annular Region


This research was conducted as part of a Linfield College Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grant in 2013, funded by the Office of Academic Affairs.

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