Welcome to the Department of Applied Mathematics. We are a diverse group of faculty members with wide-ranging mathematical and scientific interests. Our goal is to provide you with a top-notch mathematical learning experience that will set you up for success in any major at Florida Poly.
Mathematics is a rich discipline that reaches into every technical field, including physics, data science, all branches of engineering, and computer science.
A deep understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts is critical to your academic future. Studying applied mathematics is a gateway to all STEM majors, graduate school programs, and high-paying technical jobs. Learning mathematics at the college level requires dedication and consistent effort. It is not easy, but we are here to help you.
Our promise is to deliver well-constructed courses that are fair, require reasonable study time, and expose you to the breadth and utility of mathematics. In return, we ask you to engage with your professors, your peers, and the course materials. Dive in and work hard—there is no substitute for real learning. We hope you will consider a major in applied mathematics, but whatever your professional goals and interests, mathematics will play a critical role in getting you there. William Paul Thurston, Field Medal winner, and one of the greatest mathematicians of the 20th century said, “Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about understanding.”
Dr. Mike Brilleslyper
Chair, Department of Applied Mathematics
Applied Mathematics News
Graduates of the Applied Mathematics program will demonstrate the following:
Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
Ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
Ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
Ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
Ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
Ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Meet the Faculty
Our Innovation Labs give students the opportunity to test their big ideas on the same advanced equipment used in leading industrial and corporate environments.
Internships are a central part of the educational experience at Florida Poly. Our staff helps students find available internships, reviews resume, and helps students plan their ideal career path after graduation.
There's more to the college experience than lectures and lab work. Florida Poly has more than 35 student clubs that are run by students for students. Students are encouraged to pursue their passions and explore new interests by joining a club. The activities below are a few of the clubs that Applied Mathematics students most often get involved with.