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Congratulations to 2018 Graduates!

2018: End of Year

At the close of the academic year, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics wishes to recognize all of our students' outstanding achievements, especially our graduates. Our 2018 graduates have excelled in difficult classes, done amazing research and secured amazing futures for themselves. Our graduates are pursuing a wide range of activities, some of which are highlighted here:

  • PhD in Physics, Harvard University
  • PhD in Computational Biology, Yale University
  • PhD in Biomedical Informatics, Stanford University
  • MS in Applied Mathematics, Tulane University
  • Research Analyst, IPSOS
  • Actuary, PwC
  • With many more!

In addition, each year the Mathematics Department gives out awards to outstanding graduates for their service, leadership and academic achievement! Congratulations to all of the recipients below!

Fr. Rust, S.J. Memorial Award. The late Rev. Charles Rust, S.J. was a member of the Department of Mathematical Sciences from 1958 to 1984. This award is presented to a senior who has achieved an outstanding academic record in mathematics or statistics.
2018 awardee: Meghan Magee

Dr. Robert Reisel Memorial Award. This award, in honor of the late faculty member Dr. Robert Reisel, is given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in advanced mathematics courses.
2018 awardee: Samantha Young

Fr. VandeVelde, S.J. Memorial Award. This award honors the late Fr. R.J. VandeVelde, S.J. who served as Chair and faculty member of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and is awarded to a student who has demonstrated both academic excellence in mathematics and a commitment to service to others.
2018 awardee: Allison Bruning

Fr. Gerst, S.J. Memorial Award. The late Francis Gerst, S.J. was a member of the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences from 1931 to 1962. This award is presented to a graduate who has achieved an outstanding academic record in mathematics or statistics.
2018 awardee: Faustin Combe

Richard J. Driscoll Award. Dr. Richard J. Driscoll was a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for 35 years, retiring in 1993. This award is presented for outstanding academic achievement in mathematics.
2018 awardee: Catherine Salmon

Dr. Laura Mayer Memorial Award. The late Dr. Laura Mayer was a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences from 1988 until 1997. The award is presented to a graduating senior who wishes to pursue a career in mathematics or mathematics education and has achieved a record of academic excellence and service.
2018 awardee: Kathleen Hanranhan

Joseph Zajdel Memorial Award. This award, in memory of the late Professor Joseph Zajdel, is presented to a graduating senior who has exhibited remarkable academic performance in the mathematical sciences.
2018 awardee: Russell Cain

Departmental Honors. Conferred upon students who maintain an outstanding academic record within their mathematics and statistics courses.
2018 awardees: Patryk Bargiel, Danning He, Madison McCallister, Shayna Milstein, Marta Stepanyuk

 

Mathematics and Statistics at URES 2018

URES 2018

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is proud to have had a number of students participate in the Undergraduate Research Symposium this past weekend. Students' research had a variety of focuses. While some undergraduates focused on their second majors such as physics, psychology, and chemistry, others had projects on pure math such as combinatorics as well as statistics. Take a look at the photos of our students participating in the Weekend of Excellence.

Some of the Mathematics/Statistics Students and their Presentations

 Congratulations to all of the student presenters from the weekend (below)! Their project titles and descriptions can be found in the URES Program here!

Poster Session 1: 11:00AM – 12:30PM
Samantha Young (Theoretical Physics & Applied Mathematics) (35)
Mit Patel (Information Systems) (122

Poster Session 2: 2:00PM – 3:30 PM
Shayna Milstein (Mathematics) (5)
Donald Stolz (Software Engineering) (27)
John Morris (Bioinformatics) (43)
Nicholas Predey (Computer Science, Mathematics) (107)
Nicholas Corkill (Physics, Mathematics) (111)