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Anh Hoang Receives Beek Graduate Student Teaching Award

Anh Hoang Receives Beek Graduate Student Teaching Award

Posted May 11, 2020

Graduate student Anh Hoang received the 2019-20 Aaron and Anna Beek Graduate Student Teaching Award from the Council of Graduate Students. According to the Council of Graduate Students (COGS), this award is given to graduate teaching assistants who have made “distinguished contributions to undergraduate education at the University of Minnesota by demonstrating exceptional teaching ability and improving the experience of classroom, laboratory, or studio instruction. The recipients of the award are chosen by an Evaluation Committee formed by COGS, and are based on nominations from undergraduate students."

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Math Alumna works on Models to Help with COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted May 5, 2020

Marina Kirkeide, who received her BS in 2019 in mathematics with a math biology specialization, is now working on an interdisciplinary research team co-led by School of Public Health Professors Eva Enns and Shalini Kulasingam, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health, to model the spread and impact of COVID-19 in Minnesota. Governor Tim Walz relied heavily on the projections based on their models when he issued a stay-at-home order on March 27, 2020.

María Sánchez-Muñiz and Adrienne Sands Receive President's Student Leadership and Service Award

María Sánchez-Muñiz and Adrienne Sands Receive President's Student Leadership and Service Award

Posted April 28, 2020

Graduate students María Sánchez-Muñiz and Adrienne Sands received this year's President's Student Leadership and Service Award (PSLSA). The award recognizes these students’ outstanding leadership and service to the Department, the University, and beyond.

According to the PSLSA website, students are nominated and chosen by a committee based on their leadership strengths, accomplishments, and contributions to the University community.

Professor Svitlana Mayboroda Awarded McKnight Presidential Professorship

Professor Svitlana Mayboroda Awarded McKnight Presidential Professorship

Posted April 22, 2020

Prof. Svitlana Mayboroda has been awarded a University of Minnesota McKnight Presidential Professorship. The McKnight Professorship is one of the highest honors for faculty at the University of Minnesota. Recipients of this award are recommended by their college dean and chosen by the president based, in part, on their academic and research accomplishments as well as their contributions to advancing the University. Prof. Mayboroda’s name will be added to Scholars Walk in recognition of this award.

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The Mathematics Project at Minnesota (MPM) awarded MAA Tensor Women in Mathematics Grant

Posted April 18, 2020

The Mathematics Project at Minnesota (MPM) has been awarded a Tensor Women in Mathematics Grant from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). The grant provides funding to programs that are "designed to encourage college and university women...to study and persist in mathematics."

April 14, 2020 Ashleigh Adams, Anuraag Bukkuri, and Jacob Ogden, have been awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Ashleigh Adams, Anuraag Bukkuri, and Jacob Ogden Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Posted April 14, 2020

Ashleigh Adams, Anuraag Bukkuri, and Jacob Ogden, have been awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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Henry Twiss Receives Goldwater Scholarship

Posted April 6, 2020

Henry Twiss, a junior majoring in mathematics, has been awarded the national Goldwater Scholarship. This prestigious, competitive scholarship from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation is awarded annually to outstanding sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research-oriented careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering.

For more information on the Goldwater Scholarship, visit The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation website.

Wei-Ming Ni Receives 2019 Outstanding Ecological Theory Paper Award

Wei-Ming Ni Receives 2019 Outstanding Ecological Theory Paper Award

Posted February 27, 2020

Professor Wei-Ming Ni’s jointly written paper -- “Carrying capacity in a heterogeneous environment with habitat connectivity” -- was selected to receive “The 2019 Outstanding Ecological Theory Paper Award” by the ESA (Ecology Society of America).

The paper is motivated by mathematical results and explores a key question in spatial population biology: “How do spatial heterogeneity in environmental factors and movement patterns determine the regional abundance of a population?”

The paper was written in collaboration with Bo Zhang, Alex Kula, Keenan M. L. Mack, Lu Zhai, Arrix L. Ryce, Donald L. DeAngelis, and J. David Van Dyken, and was published in Ecology Letters in 2017 (20: 1118-1128).

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Jeff Calder Awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

Posted February 24, 2020

Jeff Calder has been awarded a fellowship with the Sloan Research Foundation. The Sloan Research Fellowship Program recognizes and rewards outstanding early-career faculty who have the potential to revolutionize their fields of study.

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Jeffrey Calder Receives NSF CAREER Grant Award

Posted February 13, 2020

Jeffrey Calder, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics has been awarded a CAREER Grant from the National Science Foundation for his project titled: "Harnessing the Continuum for Big Data: Partial Differential Equations, Calculus of Variations, and Machine Learning."

The CAREER Award is a prestigious award offered by the NSF to support early career development activities of teacher-scholars that integrate research and education.