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Department of Mathematics Awards and Graduation Celebration 2020

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 will be celebrated via our Zoom event on June 17th, with featured guest speaker, Prof. Francis Su, of Harvey Mudd College.

Guest Speaker Details:

  • Abstract: "Mathematical Virtues in a Post-Pandemic World" What really will you retain from your college math degree, ten or twenty years from now? And how has your mathematical training shaped your character for the world today?
  • Biography: 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.
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GROW Program Wins 2020 Mathematics Programs That Make a Difference Award

The American Mathematical Society has recognized the GROW program with the 2020 Mathematics Programs That Make a Difference Award.  GROW, short for Graduate Research Opportunities for Women , is an annual series of conferences that nurture, mentor, and expose undergraduate women to the opportunities that await a career in mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation and participating universities, the GROW Program is in its fifth year and has served hundreds of participants.

The first iteration of the GROW series was designed by Bryna Kra, the Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor of Mathematics. Kra, along with more than 40 volunteers, led the organization of the conferences at NU from 2015 to 2017. Since then, GROW has taken place at the University of Michigan as well as University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will convene later this year at the University of Chicago. 

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News & Events


2020 Mathematics Majors Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

Elected as Juniors in 2020:
  • Mari O’Toole Brady
  • Emma T. Eder
  • Nicholas Gordon Karris
Elected as Seniors in 2020:
  • Fiona Marie Brady
  • Ryan Jeffrey Broll
  • Leo J. Carillon
  • Ethan Prince Lewittes
  • Justin Michael Lin
  • Tianyu Luo
  • Owen Thomas MacDonald
  • Martha Judeth McCoy
  • Trent A. Steelman
  • Huiran Zhang
  • Jiming Zhang
  • Ziqiao Zhang

News & Announcements

New Endowed Chair Established in Mathematics
Prof. Murphy Receives 2020 New Horizons Prize in Mathematics
Prof. Valentino Tosatti Receives Renato Caccioppoli Prize
Prof. Antonio Auffinger Receives 2019 Weinberg College Distinguished Teaching Award

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