In 2009 the Department of Mathematics founded a student research conference in cryptography and related areas named BoiseCrypt. The mission of BoiseCrypt is to promote student research in cryptography and related areas and to acquaint undergraduate and graduate students with the process and academic rigors of presenting research in a scholarly manner.
Additionally, the conference is designed to stimulate interaction between students and faculty, while encouraging students in mathematics and computer science to pursue advanced degrees toward the goal of research in cryptography, number theory and algebra.
The 10th semiannual cryptology conference will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, in the Simplot/Micron Building, Room 216. More details about the past BoiseCrypt meetings and the upcoming conference are available at the conference website.
The Department of Mathematics takes the role of research by undergraduate and graduate students seriously. Students regularly benefit from direct contact with research faculty and are empowered and encouraged to conduct their own inquiries.
Students interested in the area of cryptography, number theory and algebra are continuously encouraged to participate in and present their work at this conference. Also, projects showcasing student work in other areas of mathematics are always welcomed.