Undergraduate Research Projects

If you are an undergraduate interested in doing research and don’t know how or where to start, please consult the First Steps page from the College of Science.


Ongoing research project

Unifying Principles of Vector-Borne Disease Spread. Join our transdisciplinary, vertically-integrated team of faculty, graduate students, and postdocs, working on the spread of mosquito-borne diseases. As a member of this team, you will work on collecting, maintaining, cleaning and analyzing data on mosquito presence and network information, and/or you will develop models of disease spread. Funding is available for specific activities. You may also receive credit for this research assistantship.
  • Preferred experience: math major core courses and some programming experience.
  • Please submit a letter of interest, transcript (unofficial is fine), and your CV to Dr. Joceline Lega (lega@math.arizona.edu).


Relatively recent research projects

  • Coupled Reaction-Diffusion Equations with Nonlinear Diffusion
  • Exploration of Phase and Defect-mediated Turbulence in the Complex Ginzburg-Landau Equation
  • Simulation of a Low-Reynolds Number Swimmer
  • Nonlinear Time Series Analysis


Older research projects

  • Dynamical Systems, chaos and control
  • Synchronization of chaos, delay, and application to the Ikeda map
  • Dynamics of bacterial colonies


2007 Arizona Summer Program on Mathematical Modeling