Recent awards

Past undergraduate awards (McShane, Floyd, and Putnam prizes)

Ben Hayes awarded Excellence in Postdoctoral Research prize

May 8, 2018
Ben Hayes

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Ben Hayes was awarded the Amir Aldroubi and Amira Azhari Prize for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research from Vanderbilt University on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

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2018 Undergraduate Award Winners

April 12, 2018

The Mathematics Department is pleased to announce the following prize winners for the 2017-2018 year:

  • E.J. McShane Prize:
    • Stephen Davis
    • Arun Kannan
  • Edwin E. Floyd Prize:
    • Sebastian Haney,
    • Benjamin Keigwin,
    • Yichen Ma,
    • Ethan Zell

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Math Major Sebastian Haney awarded Goldwater scholarship

April 4, 2018

Congratulations to Sebastian (Ryuichi) Haney who has awarded the 2018 Goldwater Scholarship - one of about 20 in math nationwide.

List of awardees

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GTA Teaching awards

April 3, 2018

We are very pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s teaching awards for Graduate Teaching Assistants:

  • Zach Gates is the winner of this year’s Mathematics Department Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award
  • Mariano Echeverria and Veronica Shalotenko have each been awarded one of ten All-University Graduate Teaching Awards
  • Mike Reeks is the winner of this year’s Class of 1985 Fellowship for Creative Teaching, awarded to the candidate who best demonstrates exceptional creativity in teaching activities. This is the first time this award has gone to to a mathematics GTA.


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Julie Bergner to receive Michler Memorial Prize

January 23, 2018
Julie Bergner

Congratulations to Associate Professor Julie Bergner on being selected the winner of the 2018-2019 Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize competition!

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Karen Parshall to Receive 2018 AMS Whiteman Prize

December 1, 2017
Karen Parshall

Commonwealth Professor of Mathematics and History Karen Hunger Parshall will receive the 2018 Albert Leon Whiteman Memorial Prize of the AMS for her outstanding work in the history of mathematics, and in particular, for her work on the evolution of mathematics in the USA and on the history of algebra, as well as for her substantial contribution to the international life of her discipline through students, editorial work, and conferences.

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Nicholas Kuhn and Weiqiang Wang named 2018 AMS Fellows

November 20, 2017
Nicholas Kuhn and Weiqiang Wang

Professors Nicholas J. Kuhn and Weiqiang Wang have been named 2018 Fellows of the American Mathematical Society:

  • Nicholas Kuhn “For contributions to homotopy theory, group cohomology and representation theory”
  • Weiqiang Wang “For contributions to Lie theory and representation theory and service to the mathematical community”

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