Student Mentoring

Mentoring undergraduate and highschool students is fun and rewarding.  I'm glad to be in a department that values such activities and supports faculty members on this.  Recent mentoring activities fall into three categories:

  • Competition training.  I find math competitions very fun.  It was a big motivation for me to learn deeper mathematics when I was young.  I have coached teams for

    • The Lowel Putnam Mathematical Competition.  Both at Northeastern University and now at Baruch College.  If you are a student at Baruch College interested, see the teaching tab above or send me an email!​

    • The International Mathematical Olympiad.  I trained the Mexican team for a few years after being a contestant, and even the Canadian team in a Mexico-Canada joint training week before the 50th IMO.  Recently, I coached the Panama team.

  • Research mentoring.  We have an REU at Baruch College.  Click the button for more information on results obtained and plans for future years.

  • Year-round mentoring.  Are you a student at Baruch interested in Discrete Geometry and Combinatorics?  If you want to know what other opportunities there are for you, send me an email!  Some of our students have done directed readings, participated in summer programs, written math honors thesis, and more.

Research papers with undergraduate students as authors

The list below contains papers that I wrote in collaboration with undergraduate students.  Papers of students I mentored (but where I am not an author) are not listed here.  Those can be found in the REU site.

Isometric and affine copies of a set in volumetric Helly results

Joint with John A. Messina

Year:

2020

Status:

Submitted to journal

A mélange of diameter Helly-type theorems

Joint with Travis Dillon

Year:

2020

Status:

Submitted to journal

Tolerance for colorful Tverberg partitions

Joint with Sherry Sarkar

Year:

2020

Status:

Submitted to journal

Quantitative combinatorial geometry for concave functions

Joint with Sherry Sarkar and Alexander Xue

Year:

2019

Status:

Submitted to journal

Balanced convex partitions of lines in the plane

Joint with Alexander Xue

Year:

2019

Status:

Accepted in Discrete Comput. Geom.

© 2020 by Pablo Soberón.