NC State awarded nonproliferation grant
NC State has been awarded a five-year, $25 million federal grant to lead the new Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities, a group of universities and national labs that will conduct research and education relevant to preventing the spread of nuclear weapons. Nine NC State faculty are involved in the project, including Mathematics Professor Ralph Smith and Statistics Professor Alyson Wilson. At NC State the grant will annually support two undergraduates, 13 graduate students and five post-doctoral fellows. NC State was selected by the National Nuclear Security Administration over 22 competitors.
NC State Mathematics students win national awards
Four NC State mathematics students have won prestigious national awards. Ph.D. student Melissa Strait, and Khalida Hendricks and Andre Washka, who earned undergraduate degrees in 2013, have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Hendricks is currently a graduate student in physics at Ohio State, and Washka is a graduate student in statistics at Berkeley. In addition, sophomore mathematics major Mia de los Reyes has won a Goldwater Scholarship for her junior and senior years. Goldwater Scholarships support outstanding undergraduates in mathematics, science, and engineering, and are the premier awards of this type.
Hauenstein named Sloan Fellow
Assistant Professor Jonathan Hauenstein is one of 14 young U.S. mathematicians to win a 2014 Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship. Sloan Fellowships, which are awarded in science, mathematics, computer science, and economics, recognize early-career researchers "whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders." Hauenstein is the first member of the NC State Mathematics Department, and only the second NC State faculty member in any area, to win a Sloan Fellowship since the program's inception in 1955. Past Sloan Fellows include physicist Richard Feynman and game theorist John Nash. Sloan Fellows have gone on to win 42 Nobel Prizes and 16 Fields Medals, the mathematics prize often considered equivalent to a Nobel Prize. Hauenstein is a leader in the emerging field of numerical algebraic geometry, which brings classical insights about the geometry of polynomials to bear on problems of numerical computation. He earned his Ph.D. at Notre Dame in 2009, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Fields Institute in Toronto, Texas A&M University, and the Institut Mittag-Lefler in Sweden before joining the NC State Mathematics Department in 2012.
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April 2014 is Mathematics Awareness Month: Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery.
SAS Hall, Home of the Mathematics and Statistics Departments
The Mathematics and Statistics Departments moved into state-of-the-art SAS Hall in May 2009. An article in the PAMS magazine SCOPE tells how the new building is changing life in the two departments.The story behind SAS hall is here. More SAS Hall photos here. Photos by Ted Branoff of SAS Hall under construction are here.
Melissa Strait and SIAM Student Chapter
Melissa Strait was presented with a certificate for her service to the SIAM student chapter. Photos available here.
NC State Mathematics Graduation
The Mathematics Departmental Graduation was held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in 2203 SAS Hall. Pictures and Video from the event are online.
Today's Events (04-24-2014)
Mathematics Graduate Student Association Events
Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM in SAS 2225
First Annual Mathematics Graduate Student Research Symposium