Nonstandard Finite Difference Methods: Advances in Theory and Applications 
Featuring 10 Lectures by
Ronald E. Mickens, Clark Atlanta University

 July 20 – 24, 2019
NC A&T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina


Discussion Facilitators include
Abba Gumel, Arizona State University
Talitha Washington, Howard University 

The Principal Lecturer

Ronald Elbert Mickens, Distinguished Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Physics at Clark Atlanta University, is the world’s leading expert in NSFD methods, having formalized the numerical scheme construction method and led its development into a field of study through remarkable industry witnessed by the breadth of his collaborations and volume of his contributions to the field.  His research in the field, with over 250 publications just in NSFD methods, focuses on nonlinear dynamics, mathematical modeling, and numerical methods, including applications of these tools to various field in science and engineering. Mickens' papers are held by the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University.

Professor Mickens’ research interests extend beyond mathematics and physics research; he is a leading advocate for documenting the history of African Americans in science and a renowned mentor in minority STEM education. He has served as the historian of the National Society of Black Physicists and has published histories of black physicists – most notably Edward Bouchet, widely recognized as the first African-American to receive a Ph.D. in the United States – as well as biographies of black women in science. Mickens was also a co-founder of the National Conference of Black Physics Students and he was a member of the founding council of the Edward Bouchet Abdus Salam Institute, an organization founded in 1988 by Nobel laureate in physics Abdus Salam to encourage collaboration between African and American physicists, where he continues to serve as a council member. Among his many honors, he is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the National Society of Black Physicists; he was the recipient of the 2018 Blackwell-Tapia Prize (https://www.jbhe.com/2018/09/clark-atlanta-universitys-ronald-e-mickens-wins-the-2018-blackwell-tapia-prize/)

D.P. Clemence, NC A&T State University
Shea D. Burns, NC A&T State University
Ashish Awasthi, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India
Zachary Denton, NC A&T State University
Mauricio Rivas, NC A&T State University 

For further information, e-mail: clemence@ncat.edu or sburns@ncat.edu