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Applied Mathematics Undergraduate SEminar (AMUSE)

"When am I ever going to use this?"

The purpose of this seminar is to introduce undergraduates to applications of mathematics: finance, engineering, biology, physics. It is attended by undergraduates at all levels, as well as occasional graduate students and faculty.

Talks by faculty, graduate students, and professionals are generally in the ballpark of 45-55 minutes long, which leaves plenty of time for questions. The first 15-20 minutes of a talk should be accessible to freshmen students in their first year of calculus. If the entire talk can be made accessible to freshmen, that is much appreciated. We can also split the hour so that two people can speak.

AMUSE is also happy to host undergraduate student talks that are accessible to this audience. These talks are often the highlight of the semester, and we hope they encourage more undergraduates to get involved with research! Generally we schedule several students to speak in one evening, so each one only needs to speak for 10-15 minutes.

If you would like to speak, or have suggestions for a speaker that would give an engaging talk to an undergraduate audience, please email Peter Jantsch, pjantsch "at"

If you would like to involve undergraduates in your research program, we'd love to have you introduce them to your topic via this seminar.

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iCal 02/01
BLOC 306 Dr. Reza Ovissipour
Texas A&M University
Mathematics for the Agri-food Systems
iCal 02/15
BLOC 306 Dr. Peter Kuchment
Texas A&M University
Wonderful Wizardry of Tomography. Mathematics of seeing inside a non-transparent body.
iCal 02/29
BLOC 306 Dr. Prabir Daripa
Texas A&M University
Introduction to modeling of population dynamics
iCal 03/21
BLOC 306 Dr. Alexandru Hening
Texas A&M University, Mathematics
Can environmental fluctuations save species from extinction?
iCal 04/04
BLOC 306 Dr. Guy Battle
Texas A&M University, Mathematics
Nano-Electric Crystal Ball Calculation as a Problem in Number Theory
iCal 04/18
BLOC 306 Dr. William Rundell
Texas A&M University, Mathematics
Eigenvalues; matrices and into differential equations: Can you hear the density of a vibrating string or the shape of a drum?