SWIM COURSES
Course Title 
Course Teacher 
Course 1:
An Introduction to Number Theory and Diophantine Equations click here for course description (Adobe PDF file) 
Lillian Pierce 
Course 2: Introduction to Abstract Algebra with Applications to Social Systems click here for course description (Adobe PDF file)

Taniecea A. Arceneaux 
SWIM TEACHERS
Lillian Pierce

In 1998 I showed up for my freshman year at Princeton, planning to be a math major and then go to medical school. But despite my deep fondness for chemistry and biology labs, by the time I graduated in 2002 I had been sucked into the math vortex. I have now received four degrees in mathematics, including a PhD from Princeton, and I am currently a postdoc at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Right now I am working on discrete problems in harmonic analysis and related questions in number theory. One of the best parts of mathematics is the reward that comes from finally understanding a difficult puzzle, and I look forward to guiding SWIMers through some beautiful and challenging puzzles! 
Taniecea A. Arceneaux

When I was an undergraduate student studying math at Loyola University NewOrleans, I was often asked the question, "What do you do with a degree in math?" And back then, I really had no concrete response, other than to declare that I study math because "I simply enjoy it." Now that I am a graduate student in the Program in Applied and Computational Math here at Princeton, I am much more aware of the many ways that math can be used to explore and understand the world around me. I hope to share just a small piece of the vast possibilities for applying mathematical theory to solving real world problems with the students in this year's SWIM program. 