Undergraduate Student Features

The undergraduate students in the Department of Mathematical Sciences are doing amazing things!
Many of them are leading the way in cutting-edge, industry-leading research.
Here are just a few of their accomplishments!

For information about undergraduate programs in Mathematics, contact hi

Dr. Xiao-Dong Zhang, Undergraduate Programs Director at xzhang@fau.edu

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Science Building (SE43), Room 274


adKenneth "Alex" Dowling, Combined BS and MS, Mathematical Sciences

Joining FAU High School his junior year and beginning his coursework at Florida Atlantic in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Kenneth “Alex” Dowling immediately displayed his enthusiasm and exceptional talent for mathematics. As he quickly advanced to graduate-level coursework in his senior year, Alex also began undergraduate research.

Alex’s honors thesis, which he worked under the supervision of Erik Lundberg, Ph.D., studies the topology of random cubical complexes. A joint paper has been submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed research journal -  click here  to view the preprint.

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amauryAmaury Miniño, BS With Honors, Mathematical Sciences

Amaury’s research interests lie in algebra and combinatorial approaches to solving algebraic problems. He is currently researching Kostant's weight multiplicity formula for the exception of Lie algebra of type G2. This research has been submitted for publication, and Amaury plans on continuing to study the use of combinatorics in solving problems.

Maury holds two positions in the Math Department and provides strong leadership for FAU’s Math Club. While a student, he worked for two years as both an LA and a tutor in the Math Learning Center (MLC) as a Learning Assistant (LA) for Calculus 2. Amaury successfully re-established the Math Club at FAU and served as the President for two years. Soon to graduate, Amaury stepped down from my E-board position to allow new students to continue organizing the Math Club.

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omarOmar Eldaghar, BS with Honors, Mathematical Sciences

Since graduating from FAU with honors in Spring 2017, Omar Eldaghar completed a Summer internship at Oak Ridge National Lab in Summer 2017.  In the summer of 2018, Omar presented a paper based on his senior thesis that was accepted for a "full paper" (15% acceptance rate) at The 2018 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining.

Omar is currently a graduate student at Purdue University, where he was awarded the Ross Fellowship. 

Congratulations, Mr. Eldaghar!





catCatherine Berrouet BS, Mathematics Candidate

Ms. Catherine Berrouet took a Preparation for Industrial Careers (PIC) mathematics course sponsored by the Moffitt Cancer Research Center during the spring, 2017.  Catherine and her team member, Jake Nadulek, collaborated during the course, and have co-authored a paper they will present at the Mathematical Association of America's (MAA) MathFest, July 26-29, 2017.

Catherine has submitted the same paper to FAU's Office for Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI) in hopes that their paper will be accepted for publication in the 2018 OURI Journal.  

Catherine plans to attend the Mathematical Modeling 3-day workshop at George Mason University, June 28-July 1, 2017.  Catherine Berrouet will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in the Fall, 2017.




manElizabeth Manzano BS, Mathematics Candidate

Ms. Elizabeth Manzano and her colleagues have authored a paper entitled, "A Mathematical Model to Predict Tumor Responses to   Cancer Drugs Based on Dose-Response Curves in the Continuous Case."  Elizabeth expects to graduate with a BS in Mathematics in Spring, 2018.

Elizabeth intends to go work in the aerospace field as a statistician or analyst and then go to graduate school once she gains experience and firmly decides on which career she loves the best!

Elizabeth loves cultivating tropical fruit trees and medicinal plants and will continue with her music studies. 





chrisChristopher Rutherford, BA, Mathematics Candidate

Mr. Christopher Rutherford is planning to participate in the AMALTHEA (Advances of Machine Learning in Theory & Applications)  program, a 10-week, summer research experience (REU) funded by the National Science Foundation during the Summer, 2018.  

Christopher is also pursuing a minor in Computer Science and enjoys collaborating with his colleagues here in the Department of  Mathematical Sciences at Florida Atlantic University.