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
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
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.