Department of Mathematics Announces 2020 Undergraduate Award Winners
Every year the Mathematics Department celebrates our graduating Math Majors as well as awards prizes for both outstanding achievement in mathematics and contributions to the mathematics community within Northwestern University. This year's awards and graduation was celebrated via our Zoom event on June 17th.
The 2020 Awards featured guest speaker was Prof. Francis Su, of Harvey Mudd College. Francis Su is the Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and a past president of the Mathematical Association of America. In 2013, he received the Haimo Award, a nationwide teaching prize for college math faculty, and in 2018 he won the Halmos-Ford writing award. His new book 'Mathematics for Human Flourishing'(2020), is an inclusive vision of what math is, who it's for, and why anyone should learn it.
Prof. Su's speech for the 2020 Awards was titled, "Mathematical Virtues in a Post-Pandemic World", focusing on what our graduates can expect to retain from their college math degree and how their mathematical training has shaped their character for the world today.
NU Math Faculty Awarded Daniel I. Linzer Grant for Innovation in Diversity and Equity
Prof. Eric Chang, Prof. Aaron Greicius, Prof. Maria Nastasescu and Prof. Clive Newstead were awarded a 2020 Daniel I. Linzer Grant for Innovation in Diversity and Equity, for their work with the Northwestern Emerging Scholars Program (NESP). NESP is an active-learning community that promotes the retention of women, students from underrepresented groups, and first-generation students in Mathematics. Students in the program meet on a weekly basis and work in groups to explore new mathematical ideas and their real-world applications.
The Daniel I. Linzer Grant focuses on proposals for novel and innovative practices that will enhance our missions of education and research through improved diversity and inclusion at Northwestern University.
Proposed projects demonstrate how they enhance our academic enterprise through expanded diversity, inclusion, and equity at Northwestern University including but not limited to sex, gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, disability, socioeconomic status, age, political affiliation, religion, philosophy, or sexual orientation
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Math Majors Awarded Departmental Honors
In recognition of their outstanding work as a mathematics major, the Weinberg College Committee on Undergraduate Academic Excellence has awarded Owen MacDonald and Justin Lin departmental honors in mathematics for 2019-2020