Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics


Applied Mathematics Laboratory

Administration

The administration of the Applied Mathematics Laboratory (AML) is the responsibility of the Department of Mathematics in the College of Science and Mathematics. There are three groups who are concerned with the operational details of the Applied Mathematics Laboratory; they are the Department of Mathematics, the Applied Mathematics Laboratory Director, and the Applied Mathematics Laboratory Committee.

Applied Mathematics Laboratory Director

The Chairperson of the Department of Mathematics shall appoint the Director of the Applied Mathematics Laboratory. Faculty should be appointed for three year terms which may be renewed. The duties of the director are:

  1. to contact prospective sponsors and to determine the suitability of projects for AML;
  2. to choose team directors and to facilitate the communication between team directors and sponsoring organizations;
  3. to revise, if necessary, and to grant approval of each project in consultation with the team directors prior to contractual agreement;
  4. to recruit a suitable team of students for each project;
  5. to report to the Applied Mathematics Laboratory Committee (described below);
  6. to supervise the creation of contractual and financial agreements with University staff and the sponsor;
  7. to have representatives in attendance at the oral presentation of each team at the middle and end of each semester;
  8. to receive the interim and final written reports of each team as allowed under the contract with the sponsor;
  9. to review each project at the end of each semester with a written report and evaluation to be submitted to the Department of Mathematics and to the Applied Mathematics Laboratory Committee by January 31 and June 30 of each year;
  10. to purchase books, supplies and equipment from operating funds;
  11. to maintain the Applied Mathematics Laboratory Seminar Room and its equipment;
  12. to provide secretarial and clerical help to the teams; and
  13. to prepare and supervise the Applied Mathematics Laboratory budget and to set appropriate fees.

Applied Mathematics Laboratory Committee

The Chairperson of the Department of Mathematics shall appoint the members of the Applied Mathematics Laboratory Committee. The duties of the Applied Mathematics Laboratory Committee are:

  1. to recommend long range goals and policy for the Applied Mathematics Laboratory;
  2. to make contacts with prospective sponsors;
  3. to advise the Applied Mathematics Laboratory Director of possible sponsors and appropriate projects;
  4. to assist in corporate negotiations on contractual and financial arrangements;
  5. to receive reports and evaluations on the Applied Mathematics Laboratory Director at the end of each semester; and
  6. to advise and consult on the purchase of equipment and supplies.


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