Florida Institute of Technology
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Research Experience for Undergraduates

Partial Differential Equations
and Dynamical Systems

Principal Investigator: Dr. Ugur Abdulla

Each summer from 2014 to 2016, selected undergraduate students will participate in an 8 week summer REU Site, which is designed to involve undergraduate students in innovative research in nonlinear partial differential equations, optimal control and inverse problems for systems with distributed parameters, and dynamical systems and chaos theory, while utilizing modern tools of mathematical and numerical analysis. Students will have a great opportunity to pursue hands-on, original research on the frontier of modern mathematics. They will be equipped with problem-solving, modeling, computational and rigourous proof skills which allow them to successfully tackle original and meaningful interdisciplinary research problems with high standard mathematical tools.
The REU is sponsored by the US National Science Foundation (award 1359074), and is open to US citizens and permanent residents who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.

Important Dates

  • Applications accepted until February 27, 2014
  • Acceptance letters in March, 2014 (no earlier than March 8)

Program Information

  • WHEN: June 2 - July 27, 2014
  • WHERE: Mathematical Sciences Dept., FIT, 150 W. Univ. Blvd. Melbourne, Fl 32901
  • STIPEND: $4000; accomodations are provided in Florida Tech housing at no charge to participants.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Funding for this program comes from the National Science Foundation (award 1359074), which has set the following requirements: (1) Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; (2) Participants must be enrolled in an undergraduate program. High school students and graduating seniors are not eligible. These requirements cannot be waived.