Congratulations to Professors Dave Futer and Matthew Stover, along with graduate student organizers Zach Cline, Khanh Le, Rebekah Palmer, and Thomas Ng, for another very successful run of the GSCAGT conference:
The conference brought together 95 participants and its aims were to expose graduate students in algebra, geometry, and topology to current research, while providing them with an opportunity to present and discuss their own research.
Please join me in congratulating the two teams of undergraduate students:
• Chau Nguyen, Khoi Hoang Tuan, and Jhang Huynh Duy
• Daniel Lapsely, Aaron Kaplan, and Karla Onate
for being awarded honorable mentions at the 2018 International Mathematical Contest in Modeling. Over 10,000 teams from all over the world participated in the competition this year, and our two teams were part of the group of 331 teams from US institutions. Honorable Mentions correspond to the top 45% participants.
Congratulations also go to their advisers:
• Faculty Advisers: Isaac Klapper, Gillian Quessier, Benjamin Seibold, Shelby Stanhope and Daniel Szyld.
• Graduate Student Advisors: Abhijit Biswas, Jose Garay, Joshua Hillmann, and Yilin Wu (coordinator)
for this professional recognition.
Professor Isaac Klapper received a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Collaborative Research Travel Grant in support of his research project "Linking Microbial Metabolism to Host-Microbe Environment" addressing biomedical questions.
The following mathematics graduate students who were awarded graduate degrees this May:
• Nayeong Kong (advisor Brian Rider), PhD
• Kathryn Lund (advisor Daniel Szyld), PhD
• William Worden (advisor David Futer), PhD
• Kai Zhao (advisor Wei-Shih Yang), PhD
• Jeremy Fuss, MS
• Joshua Hillmann, MS
• Elham Matinpour, MS
• Sowmya Srinivasan, MS
Undergraduate mathematics majors students Eric Albers, Phong Ha, Aidan Lorenz, Nhan Nguyen, and Kateryna Osadchuk have been elected to join Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest, most prestigious and most elite honor society.
Mathematics majors Sarah Connahan and Sujay Rajkumar are part of a group of 23 undergraduate students selected to receive Temple's 2018 Diamond Award. This is the highest recognition given by the University Student Affairs to undergraduate students who have demonstrated superior leadership, academic achievement, service to the University, and impact on community.
Our department hosted the Spring 2018 Mathematical Association of America EPaDel Conference on Saturday, March 24th.
The meeting was in the top 3 in every category from the past decade: total attendance 3rd highest, undergraduate attendance 2nd highest, graduate student attendance 1st highest.
Professor David Hill received the ICTCM Fellow designation for his valued contribution to the mathematics community.
The International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM) connects faculty to the most valuable emerging technologies, teaching methods, and systems for increasing student achievement in college mathematics and statistics. The Fellow designation is an honor that recognizes faculty who have demonstrated a sustained effort teaching mathematics, implies a record of contributions, and a long-term commitment to the ICTCM environment.
The department has been warded a mini grant from the Mathematical Association of America's Tensor-SUMMA Program in support of its outreach partnership with the Philadelphia High School for Girls.
Associate Professor Benjamin Seibold's collaborative autonomous vehicle project is now featured on the National Science Foundation website: https://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=133554&from=
Professor Berhanu has been elected Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (hyperlink: http://aasciences.ac.ke/about/about-us/about-the-aas/), joining a very selective group of proven science, technology and innovation leaders, policy advisors and thinkers.
Professor Benjamin Seibold was part of the NSF-funded Cyber-Physical Systems research team whose work on Control of Vehicular Traffic Flow via Low Density Autonomous Vehicles was exhibited at the 2018 Washington, D.C. Auto Show’s Public Policy/Media Days from January 24-25, 2018 at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center.
Undergraduate students Daniel Lapsley, Aaron Kaplan, Karla Onate, Chau Nguyen, and Khoi Hoang Tuan participated in the international Mathematical Contest in Modeling (https://www.comap.com/undergraduate/contests/mcm/) during February 8th-12th.