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Curcio wins Service Award

Evan Curcio, a 4th year PhD student in the Biomathematics graduate program, has won the 2020 Lucas Outstanding Service Award. As 2019-20 President of the Biomathematics Grad Student Association, Evan organized social events for the students, including a welcome tie dye event and a holiday party. He also organized a joint symposium with Genomic Science/Bioinformatics, created a remote journal club on Imperial/IHME papers, and led a recruitment dinner (prior to the lockdown). He created a promotional poster for the Math Department 130th anniversary event. He frequently meets with potential BMA recruits. He is also recognized for doing little things that make a difference, such as hauling journal hard copies to Cox Hall, and cleaning out the Cox 406 fridge. 

The award, which comes with a monetary prize, is named for Henry L. “Curly” Lucas, William Neal Reynolds Professor, who organized the 1961 Cullowhee Conference which initiated the Biomathematics Program, and led the program until his death in 1977. The 2020 award was delayed until December 2021.