"All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another." ---Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963
Welcome to the homepage of Dr. Laura K. Gross, Associate Professor in the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science at Bridgewater State University (BSU), part of the state-university system in Massachusetts. I am also a Faculty Advisor in the Academic Achievement Center (AAC). Send me e-mail at laura dot gross at bridgew dot edu or profgross at gmail dot com, call the AAC at (508) 531-1214 and ask for me, or leave me voicemail at 508 531-2391.
This semester I am also teaching Programming and Computer Algebra (COMP 203) and Applied Mathematics (MATH 416). Other classes I have taught at BSU include Elements of Precalculus (MATH 140), Precalculus with Trigonometry (MATH 150), Calculus I (MATH 151), Single Variable Calculus II (MATH 162), Calculus III (MATH 251), Applied Calculus for Business (MATH 144), Differential Equations (MATH 316), Introduction to Analysis I (MATH 401), Applied Mathematics (MATH 416), and Honors in Action (INTD 151). Other classes I have taught include linear algebra, algebra with business applications, mathematics for liberal arts, and Advanced Engineering Mathematics I and II at The University of Akron. I have also taught mathematical writing in an upper-level elective.
My research interests involve modeling a variety of physical systems using differential equations. I apply analytical and numerical techniques to study nonlinear dynamics, especially of reaction-diffusion equations, free-boundary-value problems, and dynamical systems. You can download .pdf versions of my publications or look at my whole curriculum vitae.
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