The capstone project allows students to draw on their mathematical background while investigating a topic that is either beyond, or not readily available in, the standard curriculum. As part of the capstone, students produce a final paper and give an oral presentation to a general audience including faculty and mathematics students. Normally, the capstone requirement is satisfied within a year of graduation by successfully completing the Senior Colloquium (MTH 490). Successfully completing the Mathematics Honors Program also satisfies the capstone requirement. As a third option, and pending availability of resources and departmental approval, an intensive project tailored to a student’s demonstrated interests (e.g. mathematics education, statistics, etc.) may be pursued in lieu of MTH 490. Students interested in this option should contact the Chair at least two terms before their senior year.