Bates Wins NSF Grad Fellowship
Savannah Bates, a PhD student in the Biomathematics Graduate Program, was awarded a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Savannah works with Cristina Lanzas (NCSU Veterinary Medicine) on multi-scale modeling of Clostridioides difficile ("C. diff") infection within and between people in a hospital. Congratulations to Savannah on winning this highly competitive award.
Ryan Brandt, Bryant Cox, and Nicolas Labaza win top 3
The William Lowell Putnam Competition is a preeminent mathematics competition for undergraduate college students in the United States and Canada. Fifteen NCSU students participated in the 2018 event. Among the NCSU contestants, the top three places go to math majors Ryan Brandt, Bryant Cox, and Nicolas Labaza. Congratulations to all!
Department of Mathematics Business Officer Alan Porch has received the 2019 College of Sciences Award for Excellence. The Awards for Excellence recognize notable contributions above and beyond an employee’s normal job responsibilities. These accomplishments are so singularly outstanding that special recognition is justified.
Fenn Named Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor
Teaching Associate Professor of Mathematics Molly Fenn, Assistant Department Head, has earned the title Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor. Others in the department previously recognized by this university-wide award for their high-quality undergraduate teaching are Min Kang, John Griggs, Robert Martin, Moody Chu, Jo-Ann Cohen, Ernest Stitzinger, and Sandra Paur (Emerita).
MA 231 Receives Quality Matters Certification
Quality Matters, a national organization that certifies the quality of online courses, has recognized MA 231 online as meeting its research-based Standards for effective online courses that increase learner engagement, retention and satisfaction, and, ultimately, learner achievement. Congratulations to Molly Fenn, who worked with DELTA to achieve this certification, held by only a few dozen online Calculus courses nationwide.
Teaching Award to Alexanderian
The College of Sciences has named Mathematics Assistant Professor Alen Alexanderian as this year’s winner of the LeRoy and Elva Martin Award for Teaching Excellence. The college-wide award is given to two assistant professors each year: one tenure-track and one non-tenure-track faculty member.
Saibaba receives CAREER award
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Arvind Saibaba has received a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for his project "Fast and Accurate Algorithms for Uncertainty Quantification in Large-Scale Inverse Problems.” The NSF program supports early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Other recent CAREER recipients are David Papp, Lorena Bociu, Seth Sullivant, and Agnes Szanto.
Papp receives CAREER award
Assistant Professor of Mathematics David Papp has received a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, for his project "Large-Scale Optimization Problems with Applications in Emerging Radiotherapy Modalities."
Ipsen and Kelley named Fellows of AAAS
Mathematics Professors Ilse Ipsen and Tim Kelley have been named Fellows of the American Association for Advancement of Science. They are two of the four NCSU faculty among the 416 AAAS members to be named Fellows this year. Ipsen and Kelley have previously been recognized as fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
Mitchel Colebank, PhD candidate in the Biomathematics Graduate Program, has won a prestigious American Heart Association Graduate Fellowship. His work with advisor Mette Olufsen, "Image Segmentation and Patient-Specific Fluid Modeling to Predict Cardiac Disease”, was recently featured in the SIAM News blog.