"Welcome to the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The departmental roots go back to the turn of the last century when it originally was the Department of Engineering Mathematics. The Department teaches thousands of students and has a major research presence in computational and physical/biological mathematics and the statistical sciences. It has 18 tenure, tenure track faculty, expanding to 20 in the next two years. In addition there are 6 full time instructors, more than 70 graduate students including approximately 40 teaching assistants, about 150 applied math majors, 100 minors and a thriving BS-MS program."


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Applied Mathematics is central to science and engineering education. As early as 1901 Engineering Mathematics was taught by faculty in the College of Engineering. Engineering Mathematics was organized as a separate Department of Engineering Mathematics in 1906. In 1948 the name of the unit was changed to the Department of Applied Mathematics and the Department granted its first Masters Degrees in that year as well. In 1958 it graduated its first BS degrees in Applied Mathematics. Soon afterwards, in 1962, the PhD degree in Applied Mathematics was approved by the Regents. In 1966 with hiring of S. Ulam by the Mathematics Department, the Applied Mathematics Department in the College of Engineering and Mathematics Department in the College of Arts and Sciences merged. The two departments were joined from 1966 until 1989. [...]


Trina was born in the UK but moved to Indiana when she was six, where she grew up. She has a degree in psychology from Purdue University and a degree in general studies from Indiana University. In 2007 she joined the National Guard and was a combat medic until 2010, when she became a logistics and ordinance officer. She recently moved to Boulder and began her new position as the Appm Graduate Student Coordinator because she fell in love with Boulder after visiting about a year ago. She likes to mountain bike, backpack, hike, ski, and be outdoors.

—Eva Lambek

Hoefer received in 2013 and continues to receive funding. Thus far, three publications have been produced as a result of the research. Hoefer said that, “I received the Career award in 2013 to study nonlinear wave dynamics theoretically and experimentally. The grant led to the formation of the Dispersive Hydrodynamics Laboratory, housed in Duane Physics, where undergraduate, graduate students and I investigate soliton and dispersive shock wave dynamics in fluid experiments. [...]

SIAM Front Range Student Conference

The SIAM student chapters of Colorado are hosting their 11th annual regional student conference on applied mathematics for all schools along the Front Range on February 28th. This event will allow students from different universities in the area to see what is being done in this field and promote interest in applied mathematics in general. This event is open to both undergraduates and graduate students.

Location: University of Colorado at Denver. Check the page here for directions.

Call for Presentations: All students (undergraduate and graduate) are invited to submit abstracts on any research topic in applied mathematics. Please submit your title and abstract as soon as possible, but no later than February 20, 2015. All titles and abstracts should be submitted to FRAMSC.abstracts@gmail.com. See the call for presentations page for more information. [...]