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15Dr.MahewGlomskiMathemacsFiveyearsagothreestudentsapproachedtheirdiferentialequationsproessorDr.MatthewGlomskitoaskihewouldhelpthemapplyoraspotinaResearchExperiencesorUndergraduatesREUprogramanationalresearchprogramorcollegestudents.StudentsselectedortheseprogramsspendthesummeratsomeothemostprestigiousscienceandmathematicsuniversitiesinthecountryandneverbeorehadanyMariststudentsbeenselected.Tesethreewererock-starstudentssoIsaidYeahletsdoitGlomskisaid.Eversincethenitstakenof.MaristhasseenasteadynumberoacceptancestoREUpro-gramsnationwidewiththemostcomingtwoyearsagowhenvestudentswereselected.MariststudentshaveattendedprogramsatschoolssuchasexasAMtheUniversityoNebraskaandtheUniversityoennessee.Glomskihasservedasamentortoanumberothesestudents.Hespecializesinmathematicalepidemiologyspecicallyusingdiferentialequationstostudypatternsodisease.Heuseshisbackgroundtointroducestudentstoindependentresearchwhichhelpsthemdecideithestudyomathematicsmightbeaviablecareerchoiceorthem.TisworkalsostrengthensstudentsapplicationsoranREU.TenREUsgivestudentstheopportunitytodoworkthattheyotherwisewaituntilgraduateschooltodoaccordingtoGlomski.Teydoeightsolidweeksoresearchwithauniversitysome-whereelseandthentheycomebackheretoMaristandtheypickupwheretheyletofGlomskisaid.Itsgreatbecausestudentsendupwithaprojectthattheycanusetoapplytograduateschoolswith.GiventheactthatMariststudentshavehadanumberostu-dentsacceptedorhighlycompetitiveprogramsthereareonlyabout400studentsacceptednationwideeachyeartheREUshavenoticedtheschoolsworkandhasbeenimpressedwithhowproessorslikeGlomskiworksidebysidewithstudentstoachievearesult.ItsthekindothingthatMaristisuniquelypositionedtooferGlomskisaid.Inasmalldepartmentlikemathwecangivestudentsatremendousamountosupportandguidanceinorderorthemtobesuccessul.Dr.ScoFrankMathemacsDr.ScottFrankhasastronginterestinhowsoundtravelsthroughwaterwaves.HisinterestinthesubjectemergedwhilestudyingorhisdoctorateatRensselaerPolytechnicInstitute.IhavebeeninterestedinwavepropagationorawhilenowFranksaid.AprojectIamworkingonrightnowworksonaccousticwavepropogationinunderwaterenvironmentswithelasticboundaries.Teworkonthisprojecthasseveralpracticalandimportantapplications.Hisresultscouldbeappliedtotrackingmarineanimalsinarticenvironmentsbeusedorseismicsourceloca-tionorbeusedorcomprehensivetestbandtreatymonitoring.Frankusescomputercodesthatsolvethediferentialequa-Dr.JosephKirtlandDr.ScoFrank