The National Science Fundation has awarded Assistant Professor Sara Maloni with Early Career Development (CAREER) award. The five-year, $450,000 CAREER award is “the highest distinction that the NSF can provide to junior researchers in the mathematical sciences,” according to the organization’s website. This is an honor awarded to only 3 early-career scientists in Topology this year and around 40 scientists in the whole Mathematical Sciences. Sara Maloni works at the intersection of geometry and low-dimensional topology. She studies geometric structures and the way they change when one perturbs the space on which they are constructed.

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