The Topology and Geometry group in the Department of Mathematics is happy to announce that they are the recipient of a five year **$2.5 million Research Training Group grant from the National Science Foundation**.
The NSF RTG program is aimed at strengthening the nation’s scientific competitiveness by increasing the number of well-prepared U.S. residents who pursue careers in the mathematical sciences. Nationally, roughly 5 RTG grants are awarded each year by the NSF to support efforts to improve research training by involving undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and faculty members in structured research groups centered on a common research theme.

We are pleased to recognize **Mark Lewers** and **Mark Schrecengost** for winning the 2019 Mathematics Department Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award, and **Jim Phillips** for receiving one of ten All-University Graduate Teaching Awards.

Congratulations to Mark, Mark, and Jim; we appreciate all of your hard work!

**The Mathematics Department is pleased to announce the following prize winners for the 2018-2019 year:**

**E.J. McShane Prize:**- Benjamin Keigwin

**Edwin E. Floyd Prize:**- Trent Lucas

**Putnam Prize:**- Emmett Dorlester

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.