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REU program for Summer 2014: TEAMS (Training in Experiment, Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation) in Mathematics for the Applied Sciences


The goal of this summer REU program is to motivate and train undergraduate students with majors in the applied sciences to use mathematical ideas and techniques to study and solve real-life physical and biological problems.

The program lasted 8 weeks in the summer, during the month June, July and August, with vacation times allowed for students. Tutorials were given at the beginning of the program, as well as in the middle, on relevant topics.

The mentors worked with these students on a range of applied mathematics problems, using a combination of modeling, analysis --- especially of (nonlinear) partial differential equations (PDE) and calculus of variations --- numerical simulations, and hands-on experiments.

A key aspect of this program is the fundamental role played by the concurrent and interdependent training of students in modeling, analysis, simulation, and experiments. Such training will provide a much needed opportunity to prepare the new workforce in science and engineering.

Application Form 2014 Summer, deadline April 4th, 2014.