The Program is continually developing new research and training activities for the benefit of its students and faculty. Below are a number of the current highlights of the Program:
- NIH Training Grant:
Since the Fall, 2009 the Program in Applied Mathematics has maintained a training grant from the National Institutes of Health titled "Computational and Mathematical Modeling of Biomedical Systems." This grant will provide fellowships for students in Applied Mathematics and other graduate programs working at the interface of mathematics and the biological and biomedical sciences and will create a campus-wide community of faculty and students working on problems in quantitative biology. For more information, please visit Computational and Mathematical Modeling of Biomedical Systems.
Raytheon Signal Processing Externships:
One of the advantages of a degree in applied mathematics from the University of Arizona is that it provides a graduate with a balanced education which appeals to employers in both academia and industry. Raytheon Missile Systems recognizes the quality of education in the UA applied math program and is currently offering three externship opportunities to program graduate students who are past their first year of studies. Covering a variety of research and engineering topics, the externship program provides students not only with the opportunity to apply their academic education but also to develop professionally in an industrial setting. As externs, these students work during the summer at RMS's facility here in Tucson and then continue during the fall semester on a part-time basis.
The Don Wilson Applied Mathematics Endowed Fund for Excellence was established to honor the memory of Don Wilson, a University of Arizona Research Professor in the College of Optical Sciences, with the purpose of providing support for the professional development of graduate students in the Program in Applied Mathematics. Students may apply to the Fund for travel awards of up to $500 to attend a national or international meeting, or attend a summer school or workshop of direct benefit to their research. Dr. Wilson worked very closely with Harry Barrettâ€™s renowned medical imaging group and helped train many of the Applied Mathematics students who worked in that group. One of those students, Jack Hoppin PhD, and his wife Janna Murgia, made a generous gift to the Program that enabled the fund to be established. If you would like to donate please visit the UA Foundation Don Wilson fund webpage. For an overview of past student awardees, please visit our Don Wilson Endowed Fund Recipients webpage.
The goal of the Applied Mathematics Program's partnered hiring initiative is to help departments recruit outstanding faculty to the University of Arizona - to both strengthen the home department and the Program. Such hires may be in areas of existing strengths, or as part of a strategic plan to build new areas of excellence in the mathematical sciences. By engaging in partnered recruiting the intent is not only to advance science and enhance the quality of graduate education at the University of Arizona, but also to help build an increased sense of community in the general area of applied and computational mathematics across the campus. The partnered hiring initiative has supported faculty hires in Biochemistry, Computational Neurosciences, Materials Science, and Mathematics.