Prizes

Math Dept Staff and Students at 2018 UG Awards Dinner

Every year the Math Department awards prizes for outstanding achievement in mathematics and contributions to the mathematics community within Northwestern. The prizes are awarded at a gala departmental ceremony held in late May, to which all undergraduates and faculty are invited.

The 2018 Undergraduate Awards were held on Wednesday, May 16th.  Dr. Laura Taalman, Professor of Mathematics at James Madison University, presented the 2018 Awards Lecture: "FAIL: A Mathematician’s Apology."  Director of Undergraduate Studies, Prof. John Alongi, presented the Undergraduate and Teaching Assistant Awards (listed below).  Following the UG Awards Lecture and Presentation, the Awards Dinner was hosted at Koi Restaurant in Evanston.

**See Photos from the 2018 Undergraduate Awards and Dinner.**

2018 Undergraduate Award Winners

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Prof. John Alongi, presenting 2018 UG Awards
  • Robert R. Welland Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics by a Graduating Senior: 
    • Benjamin Ekeroth
  • Honorable Mention for Achievement in Mathematics by a Senior:
    • Ethan Dlugie, Nicholas Irons
  • Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics by a Junior:
    • Alexander Ortiz, Aidan Perreault
  • Honorable Mention for Achievement in Mathematics by a Junior:
    • Robert Smart
  • Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics by a Sophomore:
    • Jinming Zhang
  • Excellence in Mathematics by a First-Year:
    • Austin Cantrell, Zile Cui, Jonathan David, Nicholas Karris, Jacob Mandel, Viktor Tchaouchev, Zihan Wu, Robert Winter, Yintian Zhan, Yixin Zhou
  • Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Mathematical Life: 
    • Rachel Gallegos
  • High Achievement on the William Lowell Putnam Examination:
    • Ruohong Zhang, Timothy Zhou
  • Excellence as and Undergraduate Teaching Assistant:
    • Aditya Jain
  • Certificate of Recognition for Service as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
    • Ethan Dlugie, William Engellenner, Nicholas Irons, Aditya Jain

 *For 2018 Graduate Awards Click Here*