My name is Ross Bravo and I am a senior studying Mathematics and Computer Science at Marquette University. My mentor for the Summer 2020 REU is Dr. Aleksandra Snowden and our research is Association Between Crime, Places, and Neighborhood Characteristics.
Outside of research I am a very involved student. I am the president of Marquette's chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the U.S. honorary national mathematics society. I sing with and am the assistant music director of the Naturals, the all guys A Cappella group on campus. During the school year I work as a tour guide for perspective students and as a Math tutor for the Educational Opportunity Program in Milwaukee. I also run hurdles for Marquette's Division 1 track team. I am also a member of German club and the Tabletop/RPG gaming club. In my free time I enjoy running, playing video games with friends, cooking/eating Japanese or Filipino food, and playing piano.
- Participated in orientation and the Data Science boot camp.
- Attended the good research practices talk.
- Met with my advisor and discussed an outline/plan for the summer
- Worked on and completed the Responsible conduct of Research modules form the CITI program
- Began reading prerequisite literature on relevant topics to our research.
- Snowden, A. J. Crime and off-premise alcohol outlets: do characteristics matter? Security Journal, Online first (2019)
- Snowden, A. J. Exploring violence: The role of neighborhood characteristics, alcohol outlets, and other micro-places. Social Science Research 82, 1 (2019), 181–194
- Started to log the information gained from the readings in quick annotated bibliography's.
- Continued to read relevant literature
- Attended REU presentations