Contact Person:

Dr. Maria Psarelli, Director, Room: CP 112, Phone: (718) 289-5375

The **NYC AMP** is a
federally funded minority research and training program sponsored by a
grant from the *
National Science Foundation* in collaboration with CUNY. Its goal is
to encourage the participation of minority students in scientific,
engineering and mathematical disciplines (SEM). The AMP at BCC provides
instructional and tutorial support for introductory SEM courses.
Moreover, it also provides funding for supervised research by
undergraduate students.

Along with other CUNY colleges, BCC enthusiastically participates in
the AMP program. Our program has grown during the last years, and we
strongly encourage students to participate, taking advantage of this
unique opportunity to elevate their academic achievement in science,
engineering and mathematics.

The program is structured in research units where faculty members in
the above mentioned disciplines supervise undergraduate research
projects with the participation of selected students.

Project:

The Sum of Four Squares Theorem and the Hurwitz Integers, 2011-12

Mentor: Dr. Rony Gouraige, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science

Research Assistant: Merymer Leonardo, Major: Mathematics

Project:

The Sum of Four Squares Theorem and Minkowski's Geometry of Numbers, 2011-12

Mentor: Dr. Rony Gouraige, Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science

Research Assistant: Keysi Peralta, Major: Mathematics

Project:

Kepler's Laws, 2011-12

Mentor: Dr. Rony Gouraige, Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science

Research Assistant: Leonardo Minier, Major: Engineering Science

Project:

Multidimensional risk theory and its duality, 2012

Mentor: Dr. QuanLei Fang, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science

Student: Mohamed Kaba; Major: Mathematics

Project:

Elliptic Curves Over Finite Fields, 2012

Mentor: Dr. Karen Taylor, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science

Student: Kristie Polanco; Major: Biology

Project:

Introductory Insights into Knot Theory and Its Applications, 2012

Mentor: Dr. Joseph Malinsky, Dept. of Physics and Engineering

Student: Dorian Whyte; Major: Engineering

Recent AMP Projects

Project: The arithmetic of a sequence of polynomials associated with the Fibonacci sequence, 2010-11

Mentor: Dr. Rony Gouraige, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science

Student: Freddy Gomez. Major: Computer Science

Project: Introduction to Point-Set Topology using Moores method, 2010-11

Mentor: Dr. Uma Iyer, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science

Student: Almamy Cisse. Major: Mathematics

Project: Modern Techniques in Solving Linear Differential Equations, 2010-11

Mentor: Dr. Camilo Sanabria, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science

Student: Nourou Alassani. Major: Engineering Science

Project: The Irrationality of Zeta(2), 2010-11

Mentor: Dr. Karen Taylor, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science

Student: Fessele Sayibou. Major: Pharmacy

Project: Cramers Rule in Boolean Algebra, 2009-10

Mentor: Dr. Alex Kheyfits, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science

Students: Moutawakilou Ibrahim, Isirikoufoulou Sibabi Akpo. Major: Engineering Science

Project: The dynamics of the sums of cubes of the digits of a natural number, 2009-10

Mentor: Dr. Rony Gouraige, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science

Student: Xavier Aglamey. Major: Computer Science

Project: Continued fractions and the Frobenius problem, 2009-10

Mentor: Dr. Cormac OSullivan, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science

Student: Zarifou Ali. Major: Electrical Engineering

Project: Icosahedron, 2009-10

Mentor: Dr. Antony Weaver, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science

Student: Adelita Lassu. Major: Digital Arts

Project: "Lissajous knots", 2008-09

Mentor: Dr. Nikos Apostolakis, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science

Research Assistant: Joseph Irizarry

Project:"Jones polynomial and classical invariants of knots", 2008-09

Mentor: Dr. Nikos Apostolakis, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science

Research Assistant: Taoyidi Gbadamassi

Project:"Group Characters and the Kesava Menon Identity", 2008-09

Mentor: Dr. Rony Gouraige, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science

Research Assistant: Clyde Lewis, Lehman College

Project:"Sums of Squares of Digits," 2008-09

Mentor: Dr. Rony Gouraige, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science

Research Assistants: Xavier Aglamey

Project:"Numerical Exploration of Elliptic Curves with Complex Multiplication," 2008-09

Mentor: Dr. Jorge Pineiro, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science

Research Assistant: Ibrahima Diedhiou, Raya Bayor

Project: ``Classification of Tricolorable Knots and Links, II", 2007-08Mentor: Dr. Nikos Apostolakis, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceResearch Assistant: Jimmy Aybar, City College of New York

Project:``Tricolorable Links and Knot Polynomials", 2007-08Mentor: Dr. Nikos Apostolakis, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceResearch Assistant: Peter Akwei-Wontumi

Project:``The Generalized Division Algorithm", 2007-08Mentor: Dr. Rony Gouraige, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceResearch Assistant: Clyde Lewis, Lehman College

Project:``Phytoremediation of Aluminum by American and International Rice Oryza Sativa Cultivars in vitro," 2007-08Mentor: Dr. Charles Maliti, Dept. of Biology

Research Assistants: Kojo Wallace, Edward Thomas

Project:``Properties of polymer environmentally friendly polymer membranes," 2007-08Mentor: Dr. Vicki Flaris, Dept. of Chemistry

Research Assistant: Noelisa Montero

Further AMP Projects, 2002-2007

Project:"Arithmetic Eigenvalue Problems,"2006-07

Mentors:Dr. Rony Gouraige, Dr. Jorge Pineiro, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science

Research Assistant: Erica Fells

Project:"Ideal Class Group of an Imaginary Quadratic Number Field,"2006-07

Mentors:Dr. Rony Gouraige, Dr. Jorge Pineiro, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science

Research Assistant: Clyde Lewis

Project:"The Number of Points on an Elliptic Curve Modulo p,"2006-07

Mentors:Dr. Rony Gouraige, Dr. Jorge Pineiro, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science

Research Assistants: Oladipupo Ogunnubi, Manuel Torres (Lehman College)

Project:"Classification of Tricolarable Knots and Links,"2006-07

Mentor:Dr. Nikolaos Apostolakis, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science

Research Assistants: Jimmy Aybar, Terrance Burks

Project:"Winning Strategies for a Graph Deletion Game,"2006-07Mentor:Dr. Cormac O'Sullivan, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceResearch Assistants: Claudette Hetmeyer, Miguel Lopez-Ferreira

Project:"An Exploration of Software Methods of Handwriting Recognition,"2006-07Mentor:Dr. George Leibman, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceResearch Assistant:Julian Diaz

Project:"Matrix Rings of the form R= M_2 (Z/p^n Z), p a rational prime, n a natural number,"Summer 2006Mentors:Dr. Rony Gouraige, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceResearch Assistant: Erica Fells

Project:"Integral Binary Quadratic Forms", Summer 2006Mentors:Dr. Rony Gouraige, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceResearch Assistant: Clyde Lewis

Project:"Quadratic Number Fields and their Subrings of Algebraic Integers", Summer 2006Mentors:Dr. Rony Gouraige, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceResearch Assistant: Oladipupo Ogunnubi

Project:"Pell's Equation; Use of Continued Fractions for Integral Solutions to Pell's Equatio,"Summer 2006Mentors:Dr. Rony Gouraige, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceResearch Assistant: Manuel Torres (Lehman College)

Project:"Solving a 2 by 2 System of Linear Boolean Equations by Elimination,"2005-06Mentor:Dr. Alex Kheyfits, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceResearch Assistant:Clyde Lewis

Project:"Characteristics of Polymer Blends,"2005-06Mentor:Dr. Vicki Flaris, Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical TechnologyResearch Assistant:Sikiru Lawal

Project:"Characterization of Cobomax, an amino-acid-vitamin B12 non-Covalent Complex,"2005-06Mentor:Dr. Thomas Brennan, Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical TechnologyResearch Assistant:Oladipupo Ogunnibi

Project:"Statistical Mechanics and Topology Applied to Biopolymers,"2004-05Mentor:Dr. Joseph Malinsky, Dept. of Physics and TechnologyResearch Assistant:Julian Diaz

Project:"The Impact of Psychosocial Measures on Depression and Anxiety Among Ethnically Diverse Students,"2004-05Mentor:Dr. Jude Eugene, Dept. of Social SciencesResearch Assistant:Yomayra Reyno

Project:"Constructing Large Planar Networks,"2004-05Mentor:Dr. Cormac O'Sullivan, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceResearch Assistant:Koami Semanyo

Project:"Properties of Symplectomorphisms", 2003-04Mentor:Dr. Andrew McInerney, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceResearch Assistant:Stephany Soria

Project:"Legendre Curves in R, 2003-04^{3}"

Mentor:Dr. Andrew McInerney, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceResearch Assistant:Aida Wade

Project:"Flows of Hamiltonian Vector Fields", 2003-04Mentor:Dr. Andrew McInerney, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceResearch Assistant:Raysa Martinez

Project:"Stirling, Bell and Bernoulli Numbers", 2003-04Mentor:Dr. Cormac O'Sullivan, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceResearch Assistants:William DiNapoli, Sylvia Osuyi Ekpu

Project:"Visualizing the Sweep Line Algorithm for Computing the Voronoi Diagram", 2003-04Mentor:Dr. Sharon Persinger, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceResearch Assistants:Santa Gonzalez, Anny Garcia

Project:"Cellular Automata and the Game of Life", 2003-04Mentor:Dr. Ivan Petrovic, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceResearch Assistants:Eddy Coronado, Craig Roach

Project:"Turing Machines and their Applications towards Cellular Automata", 2003-04Mentor:Dr. Ivan Petrovic, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceResearch Assistant:Koami Semanyo

Project:"Computational Studies of the Natural Medicinal", 2004Mentor:Dr. Thomas Brennan, Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical TechnologyResearch Assistant:Charles Asamoah

Project:"Developing a New Technique for Measuring Interfacial Tension for Polymers", 2004Mentor:Dr. Neal Phillip, Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical TechnologyResearch Assistant:Raul Gilles

Project:"Studies on Metal Chelates of Vitamin B, 2003-04_{6}Model Compounds"Mentor:Dr. Kamal Ismail, Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical TechnologyResearch Assistant:Ellen Olajide

Project:"The Development of an Ion Chromatographic Method to Quantitate Low levels of Anionic Pollutants in Cloud Water and Snow Samples", 2003-04Mentor:Dr. Neal Phillip, Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical TechnologyResearch Assistant:Lydia Owusu

Project:"Asymptotic and Numerical Study of the Location of Zeroes of a Special Transcendental Equation", 2002-03Mentor:Dr. Alexander Kheyfits, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceResearch Assistant:Halimatu Mohammed

Project:"Cellular Automata and the Game of Life", 2003Mentor:Dr. Roman Kossak, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceResearch Assistants:Eddy Coronado, James Boakye

Project:"Deviation and Optimization of Non-Smooth Functions", 2002-03Mentor:Dr. Mohamed Messaoudene, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceResearch Assistant:Rafiah Vitalis

Project:"The Fibonacci Numbers Modulo p, Quadratic Reciprocity and Searching for Large Primes", 2002-03

Mentor:Dr. Cormac O'Sullivan, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceResearch Assistants:Craig Salmon, Sylvia Osuyi Ekpu

Project:"Bioinformatics and Physical Properties of Biopolymers", 2002-03Mentor:Dr. Joseph Malinsky, Dept. of Physics and TechnologyResearch Assistants:Lendon Simpson, Alexis Quiroga

Project:"Extraterrestrial Impacts and Mass Extinctions", 2002-03Mentor:Dr. Luis Enrique Montenegro, Dept. of Physics and TechnologyResearch Assistant:Esmeraldo Castro, Godwin Dike

Aliou Diop, a Bronx Commmunity College alumnus
of
the 2001 class, began his undergraduate research with the AMP program
in Spring 2000 under the mentorship of Dr. Andrew McInerney of the
Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science. A year later, he was among
the first eight CUNY students and the first BCC student to be awarded
the AMP Carver Scholarship. In this capacity, he presented his work in
Science Fairs at both BCC and CUNY and in several undergraduate
research conferences around the country. In Fall 2002, while a junior
at Lehman College, he was among a handful of talented undergraduates
recruited from throughout the US to participate in the MASS
(Mathematics Advanced Study Semesters) Program at Penn State
University. He completed his B.S. in Mathematics at Lehman College in
the Spring of 2003 and is currently pursuing his Ph.D degree in
Mathematics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York!!!

The AMP and the Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science at BCC is
proud of accomplishments of students like Aliou Diop and is looking
forward to scout for a new generation of talented students in sciences
and mathematics.