Recent awards

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

2017 Award Winners

April 13, 2017

The Mathematics Department is pleased to announce the following prize winners for the 2016-2017 year:

  • E.J. McShane Prize:
    • Peter Dillery
    • Bradley Zykoski
  • Edwin E. Floyd Prize:
    • Stephen Davis
    • Ian Johnson
  • Putnam Prize:
    • Collin Berman
    • Alec Zhang

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Assistant Professor Thomas Koberda

February 27, 2017
Thomas Koberda

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has named Assistant Professor Thomas Koberda as a Sloan Research Fellow for 2017, an honor awarded to 126 early-career scientists and scholars in the United States and Canada. Only 20 were given nation-wide to mathematicians. The two-year, $60,000 fellowships are awarded to scientists "in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field," according to the organization's website. Researchers are considered based on nominations, and then selected by an independent panel of senior scientists.

List of 2017 Sloan Fellows

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Xiang Wan Receives Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

May 31, 2016

We are happy to announce that the department of mathematics’ Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award for 2015-16 has been awarded to Xiang Wan. As winner of the departmental award, Xiang was nominated to compete for a University-wide award, and was selected as one of the top 15 of a very accomplished group of teachers. He was presented with a Jefferson Cup in honor of his achievement.

The department also recognizes two graduate teaching assistants with Honorable Mentions for our teaching award: they are Peter Bonventre and Jonathan Simone. All three of these outstanding GTAs will receive recognition and a cash prize at this year’s graduation ceremony.

Congratulations to Xiang, Peter, and Jon!

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Congratulations to Award Recipient Jiahua Liu

April 22, 2016

We are proud to report that Jiahua Liu has been selected to receive the International Studies Office Award for international undergraduate student academic excellence. He will be honored at the awards ceremony for graduating international students and their families this May. Congratulations, Jiahua Liu!

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Ben Webster receives Cory Family Teaching Award

April 21, 2016
Ben Webster

Congratulations to Ben Webster! He is one of two 2016 recipients of the prestigious Cory Family Teaching Awards, and joins David Sherman (2013) among the award recipients from the Mathematics department. The Cory Family Teaching Awards are “designed to reward and incentivize excellence in teaching among junior faculty.” Since 2013 and continuing through 2017, two junior faculty members are chosen as recipients and honored at Fall Convocation. Each recipient is awarded $25,000 thanks to the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Cory. Well done, Ben!

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2016 Putnam Award Winners

April 12, 2016

The 2016 Putnam Award Winners include Sifan Ye, Juan Velasco, and Arun Kannan. Congratulations to all three on this impressive accomplishment!

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2016 E.J. McShane Prize in Mathematics winner - Alexander Grieser

April 12, 2016

The award announcements at the Gordon E. Keller Mathematics Majors Dinner revealed this year’s recipient of the E.J. McShane Prize in Mathematics to be Alexander Grieser. Congratualtions to Alexander on this accomplishment!

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2016 Edwin E. Floyd Prize in Mathematics winner - Peter Dillery

April 12, 2016

At the Gordon E. Keller mathematics majors dinner, it was announced that Peter Dillery was the 2016 recipient of the Edwin E. Floyd Prize in Mathematics. Congratualtions to Peter on his accomplishment!

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