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Welcome Assistant Professor, Nancy Rodriguez!

Nov. 7, 2018

Nancy Rodriguez was recently hired as an Assistant Professor in the Applied Mathematics department- this semester is her first semester here. Rodriguez has an impressive educational background; she attended graduate school at UCLA, did postdoctoral work at Standford, and was previously an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at UNC Chapel Hill...

Probably Novel Podcast is Back

Sept. 24, 2018

APPM student hosted podcast, Probably Novel , will be back on air this weekend, Sunday September 30 th , from 7:00-8:00pm on CU Radio 1190. This semester Grant Baker, Matthew Maierhofer, and Joe Castagneri (pictured in this order above) will host the show. Next semester Josh Jacobson will substitute for...

Anne Dougherty Receives Doug Faires Award

Sept. 24, 2018

Earlier this August, Anne Dougherty was presented with the Doug Faires award during the Mathematical Association of America’s (MCM) annual meeting- the 2018 MathFest. She received this award for her years of dedicated participation, recruitment, and coaching of teams in the MCM/ICM contest. The Doug Faires award is presented by...

Professor Ablowitz Receives Honorary Degree

Sept. 17, 2018

On July 19, 2018, Applied Mathematics professor, Mark Ablowitz (pictured on the left), received an honorary Doctor of Science degree, honoris causa, from the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. The honorary degree was awarded for Ablowitz’ “exceptional contributions to the science of nonlinear phenomena.” According to Ablowitz’ website , he...

Fall 2018 APPM Graduate Students Prepare for TA Positions

Sept. 10, 2018

On August 23 rd , the Applied Math Department’s first-year graduate students were busy learning and preparing for their new TA positions. During the meeting, each new TA presented a previously prepared and practiced five-minute mini-lecture to their fellow first-year graduate students. The topics presented covered trigonometry (how to use...

APPM Alum Speaks Highly of His Time at CU and How it Prepared Him for Graduate School

Sept. 8, 2018

Armeen Taeb graduated from CU Boulder four years ago (2013) with undergraduate degrees in both Electrical Engineering (EE) and Applied Mathematics. He has since been working toward his PhD at Caltech’s Electrical Engineering Department, and expects to graduate in June 2019. His research focuses on statistics, and developing statistical models...

Recent APPM Graduate Dr. Meredith Plumley Receives Turcotte Award for Outstanding Dissertation Research

Aug. 14, 2018

In 2015 Dr. Meredith Plumley successfully competed for a NASA Earth and Space Science Graduate Fellowship, which was used to support her dissertation research. Now, Dr. Plumley has been awarded the 2018 AGU Donald L. Turcotte Award for outstanding dissertation research. Dr.Plumley completed her dissertation, "investigations of asymptotic models for...

Dr. Meiss Collaborates on Researching Nuclear Fusion Power, Research Effort Awarded Prestigious Simons Grant

July 17, 2018

Dr. Meiss, Professor of Applied Mathematics, is one of ten principle investigators (PIs) awarded a prestigious grant from the Simons Foundation to research optimal stellarator designs. The Simons Grant will be $2million USD a year for four years. The research is led by Princeton University and is a collaboration between...

CU Team Awarded Outstanding Designation in International Mathematical Contest in Modeling

June 26, 2018

This year, a record number of 20,602 teams from across the world competed in the 34 th annual International Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM/ICM). From February 8 th through February 12 th (only 4 days), each team of 3 students selected a problem (A-F) and proceeded to research, create mathematical...

CU Applied Math Students Awarded Prestigious National Science Foundation Fellowships.

June 12, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) aims to recognize outstanding graduate students in STEM fields by awarding each honoree $34,000 a year for the next three years. This year, the NSF received 12,000 applications and only offered 2,000 awards. Two CU Applied Math students, Ian Char...

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