Eighteen current students and recent alums of the University of Maryland’s College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) received prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships, which recognize outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Across the university, 34 current students and recent alums were among the 2023 fellowship winners announced by the NSF. The college’s 18 awardees include seven current graduate students, three current undergraduates and eight recent alums.

Perrin is a graduate students in the AMSC program.  Elliot graduated with a double degree in physics and mathematics in 2022.

See https://cmns.umd.edu/news-events/news/eighteen-science-terps-awarded-2023-national-science-foundation-graduate-research

Congratulations to Deven Bowman, a junior physics and mathematics dual-degree student, who was named a 2023 Goldwater Scholar! Deven has done research with Eun-Suk Seo and Steve Rolston and studied abroad in Florence with Luis Orozco. This summer he’ll be at Caltech working on LIGO. And, fun fact, both of his parents are UMD physics alums! 

Deven and two bioengineering majors from UMD are among 413 Scholars named this year. Over the last 15 years, UMD’s nominations yielded 49 scholarships—the most in the nation. 


 We are very excited to share the news that the University of Maryland Putnam team ranked fourth among 456 institutions in the 2022 Putnam Competition. This is the best result for our team in more than four decades. The first three teams are MIT, Harvard and Stanford.

Our team members, Daniel Yuan, Clarence Lam, and Isaac Mammel all ranked in the top 100 among 3,415 students. Phillip Guo ranked in the top 200.

Congratulations to our team members and other participants!! We are very proud of our team and all 25 participants from our school.  Thank you Roohollah Ebrahimian for your dedication for working with these students!

You can read the official announcement of the results here.

Please join me in congratulating Konstantina Trivisa,  Shelby Wilson (PhD, AMSC, 2012), and Kimberly Sellers (MS, 1998) for being elected as 2023 Fellows of the Association for Women in Mathematics.

The official citation reads (see https://awm-math.org/ awards/awm-fellows/2023-awm- fellows/)

Konstantina Trivisa, University of Maryland

For her tireless efforts and dedication to increase diversity in the mathematical sciences at all levels from high school to higher education; for organizing outreach events for secondary students; and for support of women at all career stages: recruiting and mentoring graduate students, hiring and retaining faculty, and highlighting speakers at international conferences.

Shelby Wilson, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

For her unwavering dedication and work towards uplifting and inspiring women and Black mathematicians, including co-development of “Mathematically Gifted and Black”; for being an exceptional mentor and role model; and for her inspiring leadership initiating and amplifying conversations about how to help create a more inclusive mathematics community.

Kimberly Sellers, Georgetown University and the U. S. Census Bureau

For her work improving diversity and inclusion in the mathematical and statistical sciences through leadership positions in the American Statistical Association; for her leadership in the Joint Statistics Meetings, the Conference for Women in Statistics, and the Infinite Possibilities Conferences; and for her mentorship of early career women.

Please join us in congratulating Abba Gumel and Larry Washington for being elected as Fellows of the American Mathematical Society.

Abba was noted for his contributions to the mathematical theory of epidemics, applied dynamical systems, and promoting the use of mathematics to help solve global health challenges.

Larry was noted for his contributions to number theory, especially cyclotomic fields, and for mentoring at all levels.

The full list of the class of 2023 AMS fellows is posted at https://www.ams.org/cgi-bin/fellows/fellows_by_year.cgi


Congratulations Abba and Larry!

Congratulations to Dmitry Dolgopyat (Mathematics), Richard Greene (Physics) and Zhanqing Li (AOSC/ESSIC), who have been named Distinguished University Professors—the highest academic honor bestowed by the university. They will be honored at the Faculty and Staff Convocation on September 14, 2022.

These faculty members are world-renowned in their fields and it’s wonderful to see their accomplishments recognized by the university in this way.

You can read more about these professors following this link: https://cmns.umd.edu/news-events/features/4968

Congratulations again Dmitry, Richard and Zhanqing!