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 participated in an 8 week summer REU Site sponsored by the US National Science Foundation (award 1359074), 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 had a great opportunity to pursue hands-on, original research on the frontier of modern mathematics. The goal of the REU Site is to equip students with intuitional and rigorous proof proof skills which allow them to tackle cutting-edge open problems in mathematics.
Please click the corresponding link to learn more about the program outcomes. Currently we have a pending proposal at NSF to continue REU Site in 2017-2019 cycle. We are collecting applications for the anticipated REU 2017 summer site. Application is open to US citizens and permanent residents who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.

Important Dates

  • Applications accepted until February 28, 2017
  • Acceptance letters in March, 2017 (student response required no earlier than March 8.)

Program Information

  • WHEN: June 1 - July 27, 2017
  • 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.