Congratulations to Professor Yanir Rubinstein for mentoring Michael Lindsey on his student paper "Optimal Transport via a Monge-Ampère Optimization Problem". The paper is selected to receive one of the three Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Student Paper Prizes. The award is based solely on the merit and content of the student’s contribution to the nominated paper. The 2019 SIAM Student Paper Prize will be awarded during the Prizes and Awards Luncheon at the 2020 SIAM Annual Meeting (AN20), to be held July 6-10, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Special congratulations to Yaelle Goldschlag - sophomore, Computer Science and Math, on receiving a Goldwater Fellowship. Yaelle Goldschlag plans "to earn a Ph.D. in Computer Science with a focus on computer security and privacy, and then conduct research and teach at the university level." To find out more about the Goldwater Scholarship and to see the list of recipents, visit https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/
The Department of Mathematics is proud to announce the following Undergraduate award scholarships and Strauss Teaching Assistantships. See the department listings for more details.
David Yu Miller
William Marcus Golding
Aaron Steven George
William Marcus Golding
Al-Fahad Muhammed Al-Qadhi
Alejandro Nicolas Diaz
April Rosina Nellis
Congratulations to our Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Student Chapter. They have been awarded the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Tensor Women and Mathematics Grant for the Girls Talk Math program. The day camp will run this summer from June 17-28, 2019 and will host 40 local students. Activities include learning a topic of mathematics outside the usually high school curriculum, reporting & presenting technical material, and researching & recording a podcast about a famous female mathematician. To learn more about how to apply or volunteer go to http://gtm.math.umd.edu.
Professor Dio Margetis will be the Distinguished Ordway Visitor and Lecturer by the School of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota, for 2019-20. This special distinction is the result of faculty nomination and a competitive selection process in the School of Mathematics at UMN. During his visit, Dio will deliver a series of lectures on his latest work in mathematical aspects of materials science and mathematical physics. A list of previous Ordway Visitors can be found at: https://math.umn.edu/upcoming-
In 2018, a total of 4,623 students from 568 institutions participated in the Putnam competition.
The University of Maryland, College Park was ranked 9th (nationwide!) and obtained one of the five Honorable Mention awards at the team level.
Our team members were Erik Metz, who was ranked 87th, Pratik Rathore, who was ranked 120th and Aaron George who was ranked 193rd. Erik Metz also won an Honorable Mention award at the individual level. Joshua Fernandes was ranked 180th. All four of them are mathematics majors with a double major in another subject (computer science or engineeering). See this story on the CMNS website.
Congratulations to our team and the participants!
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