**Project:** Polytopes Involving Symplectic Geometry and Homotopy Theory

**Student:**Anna Fuller

**School:**University of California, Berkeley

**E-mail:** annaruth [@] berkeley.edu

**Mentor:**Christopher Woodward, Professor of Mathematics, Rutgers University

**Research Partner:**Eric Wayman, Rutgers University

## About Me

This fall, I will be a junior at the University of California, Berkeley where I am studying pure mathematics.

At UC Berkeley, I created and helped facilitate a mathematics seminar for undergraduates. It is called "Not So Many Cheerful Facts." The general idea behind this seminar is to provide a place for undergraduates to discuss math without having to tackle graduate level math courses first. The seminar is open to anyone who has completed the lower division requirements in mathematics.

## Research

** July 19, 2006: ** Here is the link to our final presentation at the REU. A paper detailing all that we have learned will be coming to this website very soon!

** July 12, 2006: ** This is a picture of the associahedron K_5, formed by bracketing five variables (image is taken from http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/junkyard ):