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Derek Driggs Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

April 25, 2016

Each year, the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program awards six scholarships to Coloradans. The program aims to produce “a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.” Applied mathematics major Derek...

Professor Mark Hoefer and Dr. Ezio Iacocca Published in Nature Communications

April 18, 2016

On the Christmas Eve of 2011, Mark Hoefer received an email linking one of his theories to experiments taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was a momentous occasion. During his time with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as a postdoctoral fellow, Professor Hoefer and colleagues had proposed...

Meet Our Traveling Scholars: Ezio Iacocca

April 1, 2016

Ezio Iacocca is a post-doc at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, visiting the Applied Mathematics Department under the International post-doc grant given by the Swedish Research Council. He received his PhD in Physics from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, where he studied current-induced waves generated in magnetic materials...


Meet our Visiting Scholars: Xudan Luo

Dec. 29, 2015

Xudan Luo is a visiting scholar with the Applied Mathematics Department from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). She received her Master’s Degree in Pure Mathematics from Fujian University, and is expected to graduate with a PhD in Mathematics from HKUST in June 2016. Her current work...

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Professor Fornberg and Dr. Flyer Publish SIAM Book

Nov. 11, 2015

The Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has just published a book by Professor Bengt Fornberg titled, A Primer on Radial Basis Functions with Applications to the Geosciences. The textbook was co-authored with Dr. Natasha Flyer, who is an affiliated faculty member of APPM, a NCAR scientist, and Professor...

Michelle Maiden Awarded NSF Fellowship

Graduate Student Michelle Maiden Awarded NSF Fellowship

Oct. 21, 2015

Maiden is a graduate student in the Applied Mathematics Department working in the Dispersive Hydrodynamics Lab with Applied Mathematics Assistant Professor Mark Hoefer. Her research combines asymptotic analysis, numerical simulation, modeling, and physical experiments in fluid dynamics. The system under study is a model of magma migration through the Earth's...

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Meet the Learning Assistants of APPM: Michelle Duggan and Bridget Morales

Sept. 30, 2015

The Learning Assistant Program at CU Boulder brings the benefit of individual instruction to large science courses. The program assigns accomplished science majors to courses in order to “improve the quality of science education for all undergraduates”. Michelle Duggan and Bridget Morales are learning assistants for Fourier Series and Boundary...


Meredith Plumley Awarded 2015 NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

Sept. 16, 2015

Plumley is a graduate student in the Applied Mathematics Department working under the advisement of Applied Mathematics Professor and Department Chair Keith Julien. Her research includes the development, investigation and simulation of reduced PDE multi-scale models that accurately capture the turbulent dynamics of the geodynamo. The geodynamo operates over disparate...

Ben Southworth

Graduate Student Awarded Prestigious Department of Defense Fellowship

May 29, 2015

Ben Southworth, second year graduate student, has received an esteemed three-year fellowship from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in order to pursue a doctoral degree in an area of DoD interest. The fellowships are awarded to graduate students of science and engineering that have shown special aptitude for advanced training in their field. Each year only 200 fellowships are granted, and the selection process is highly competitive. The fellowship includes full payment of tuition and all mandatory fees for a school of the recipient's choosing, a monthly stipend, and medical insurance.

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CU Student Athlete Wins Telemark National Championship

May 29, 2015

Jeffrey Gay, mechanical engineering major and applied math minor, won the 2015 Telemark National Championship for ski racing. This year the National Championship took place at Sunlight Mountain Resort on Sunday, March 15th. Gay grew up skiing with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club based out of the local Steamboat ski area, Howelsen Hill. He attributes much of his success in balancing his high level of ski racing with an engineering course-load to that of the Engineering Honors Program in Andrews Hall. Gay, heading into his fifth year at CU Boulder, began and will finish his CU career within the program. He attended the Championship proudly wearing an Applied Math Department hat and shirt, thus blending two of his high achievements together.