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Tye Royal


Making an Enigma Machine
Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics
4 letter enigma machine prototype
Series: Summer 2023 - Research Fellowships

Tye Royal 25' is a Mathematics major interested in cryptography as well as education and how it allows our daily lives to function seamlessly. His summer research involved fabricating an enigma machine. During the summer a four-letter prototype design was built and tested. Moving forward he plans to construct a fully functioning twenty-six-letter design with a plugboard implementation. He works as a mentor at the Peterson Quantitative Resource Center and is also a part of the SLU Saints NCAA DIII Cross Country and Indoor/Outdoor Track Teams.

Eliza Brown

Eliza Brown '24 is a mathematics major with developing interests in computer science and statistics. She is president of SLU Democrats, financial advisor of College Democrats of New York, and serves on the Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Response Strategic Planning Group at St. Lawrence. Most recently, Eliza engaged in a research fellowship in the field of experimental mathematics. 

Tanner Bessette

I am currently a Junior at St. Lawrence University and a member of the SLU class of 2025. I am a double major in Statistics and Mathematics and I also have taken some computer science courses here at SLU. On campus I am a captain for the SLU Men's Club Soccer team, and this summer I completed a summer fellowship through the Statistics department.

Victoria Cubina Lopez

I am an international student from Barcelona, Spain. I am 21 years old and I am completing the 3+2 engineering combined program with St. Lawrence University and Dartmouth University. I am studying Mathematics and Biomedical Engineering. I have been a ski racer since I was 7 years old and I have been racing Division I for St. Lawrence University since I began college. I enjoy the outdoors and playing sports, but also reading and drawing. I have two younger twin sisters that keep me very entertained whenever I see them during the summer or for Christmas break.

Mirko Dibra

I am Mirko Dibra, my hometown is Shkoder, Albania, but I have been studying abroad in the past couple of years in Japan and now the US. I have always had this deep passion for Mathematics and number in General so from a young age I have been engaged in numerous Mathematical Olympiads like EMC, Albanian National Math Olympiad, BMO. This passion for numbers has been reflected also in my work goals where I want to work Quantitative Analysis, or even as an Actuary. Hence, I am planning to major in Mathematics and Computer Science. 

Tenzin Yarphel

My name is Tenzin Yarphel and I am a Tibetan from the Tibetan refugee community in India. Originally from Dharamsala, I left home at the age of 12 to pursue my education at Tibetan Children's Village boarding school in Selakui,Dehradun, India. Later I got to attend the Mahindra United World College of India on a full scholarship for my last high school years and then I got here to SLU. Currently a Economics and Mathematics Double major looking to step foot in the financial world. 

Sarah Bellefleur

I am a junior from Wolfeboro, New Hampshire with the hopes of becoming a coastal engineer. I did my research this summer through the Observing the Ocean REU at Texas A&M University working with Dr. Spencer Jones. 


YEYUXI YI is a member of the class of 2025, majoring in Mathematics. During the summer of 2022, he completed a Summer Internship fellowship and worked in Recycle Track Systems as a pricing Intern for 8 weeks. YI is interested in Quantitative Modelling and Financial engineering. He wants to continue his future career in Finance Field in New York City. Inspired by prof. Andrew Lo's presentations and papers on new funding models for biomedical innovation, he envisions making finance a powerful tool to achieve humanitarian purposes rather than a simple "money-making field."

Nika Husinec

Nika is majoring in Geology and Mathematics, and has interest in the deposition of carbonate lagoons in the Caribbean. She hopes to be able to connect the implications of the findings in this project to that of the study completed the previous year with Anuva Anannya '22 to compare the differing depositional patterns in mixed vs. isolated lagoons. Following graduation, she hopes to attend graduate school in applied mathematics to study either control and dynamic systems in the natural sciences or computational math. 

Cai Lemieux Mack


Cai Lemieux Mack ‘23 majors in Computer Science and Mathematics and minors in Music. He is particularly interested in the physical applications of Computer Science. Cai is a captain of the club Ultimate Frisbee team, a mentor at the Peterson Quantitative Resource Center, and a Teaching Assistant in the Math, Computer Science & Statistics department. He is also a member of the Pi Mu Epsilon math honors society as well as the ODK society.

Alyssa Bigness

My name is Alyssa, and I'm a student in the class of 2024. I’m double majoring in mathematics and statistics. My research interests consist of different applications of mathematics, including theoretical mathematics, and statistics applications using R Studio. After St. Lawrence University, I plan to study mathematics in graduate school and pursue a career in mathematics.

Frank Wotton

Frankie is part of the class of 2022 at SLU and majored in philosophy and mathematics. He has research interests in phenomenology, philosophy of mind, and cognitive science. In particular, he is interested in sense-making, especially from the perspective of embodied cognition.

Alexandra Hill

Alexandra Hill '23, born and raised in Los Angeles, California, is a triple major in English, French, and mathematics, with a minor in statistics. Her passion for mental health is a keystone for much of her academia; she presented her research on mental health accessibility in writing centers at a national conference in 2021, and her three senior honors projects each respectively analyze mental health in literature in unique ways.

Borjana Nikolić

Southeastern Europe is a mix of ethnicities, religions and traditions existing on the foundation of different cultural practices and politics.  The centuries of Ottoman rule on the Balkan peninsula had a profound effect on the culture and populations of the region. As a person born and raised in the Balkans, I have been fascinated by the nuances in the culture -what makes us different and what makes us similar, since my earliest childhood. My journey focused mostly on exploring cultures through music, food, fashion, tradition, history and lifestyles.


Hello, my name is Men Wang, you guys can also call me Mansie. I come from China. I live in the city of Guangzhou which is an energetic and international city. I am a freshman of St Lawrence University. I am just an ordinary Chinese girl, and I still need to learn more on my academic career. I speak Chinese and I am very proud of my culture and language.

Nguyen Minh

my music corner

I love music and making them

pho Hanoi

My name is Nguyen Ngoc Minh. I would prefer to be called Minh rather than my family name Nguyen. I am from Hanoi, Viet Nam. It is a small city in South East Asia with long history of thousand years old. I love my home city so much; It has nurtured me since I was a child and  my teenage years. Hanoi is where I was raised with compassion and generosity and taught to appreciate my community and different identities. Believe me, Hanoi's  transportation system and traffic jam system every morning and evening is terrible. You are risking your life taking part on the road.

Hin Sum (Marco) Wong

Marco Wong
Marco Wong

My name is Hin Sum (Marco) Wong, from a tiny and special city, Hong Kong, used to be governed by the United Kingdom, has both Eastern and Western culture. My nickname is known as Sum Jai, which most of my friends called me like that. My family is very important to me, especially my brother who is 10 years older than I am, inspires me to be a better person. I speak Cantonese, English, and Mandarin fluently.