Ten undergraduate research students spent part of their summer working closely with the head of Florida Tech’s mathematics department, Ugur Abdulla, and faculty members Jian Du and Mine Subasi as part of the Research Experience for Undergraduates Site on Partial Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems. The students represented University of Chicago, City University of New York, University of Michigan, Williams College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Auburn, University of Pennsylvania, California State University at Long Beach, University of Redlands and Florida Tech.
The National Science Foundation-funded REU program allowed students to do hands-on, cutting-edge research on the frontier of modern mathematics in a world-class research environment.
It wasn’t all math, all the time, however. Students visited Kennedy Space Center and the Salvador Dali museum in St. Petersburg and had roundtable discussions with visitors on various topics, including scientific ethics, philosophy, music and career opportunities in academia and industry.
They also represented Florida Tech with three group projects at the prestigious, NSF-funded Young Mathematicians Conference at Ohio State University in August.