Mia de los Reyes wins Churchill Scholarship
Senior Mathematics and Physics major Mia de los Reyes has won a 2016 Churchill Scholarship to study astronomy at the University of Cambridge in England. Churchill Scholarships were created in 1963 at the request of Sir Winston Churchill to fund American students for a year of master's study in science, mathematics and engineering at the University of Cambridge. Fifteen were awarded this year. De los Reyes is NC State's first Churchill Scholar.
John David receives 2016 Rising Star Award
John David, assistant professor of applied mathematics at Virginia Military Institute and a 2007 NC State Ph.D., is one of two young university faculty members statewide selected by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to receive a 2016 Rising Star Award. The award recognizes faculty who show extraordinary promise at the beginning of their academic careers. David's advisor at NC State was Hien Tran.
Szanto elected SIAM activity group chair
Associate Professor of Mathematics Agnes Szanto has been elected chair of the Algebraic Geometry Activity Group of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Her twoyear term begins January 1, 2016. The activity group brings together researchers who use algebraic geometry, broadly interpreted, in such areas as biology, coding theory, cryptography, computer graphics, quantum computing, control theory, geometric design, complexity theory, machine learning, optimization, robotics, computational geometry, and statistics.
Helminck receives 2016 AMS Distinguished Public Service Award
The American Mathematical Society has announced that Professor Loek Helminck will receive its 2016 Distinguished Public Service Award. Helminck is honored for "his dynamic and publicspirited leadership of the Department of Mathematics at North Carolina State University, and
for his work, both in his department and at the national level, to increase the diversity of the mathematical research community." Helminck served as Mathematics Department head from 2005 to 2015. Presented every two years, the AMS Distinguished Public Service Award
recognizes a research mathematician who has made a distinguished contribution to the mathematics profession during the preceding five years. More information about Helminck's award is here.
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SAS Hall, Home of the Mathematics and Statistics Departments
The Mathematics and Statistics Departments moved into stateoftheart SAS Hall in May 2009. An article in the College of Sciences 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.
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DELTA information session Tuesday March 1, 2016 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM SAS 4201 DELTA Kwangil Koh Lecture on Mathematics in Our Time Tuesday April 12, 2016 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM SAS 2203 Tadashi Tokieda, Cambridge University Kwangil Koh Lecture on Mathematics in Our Time Tuesday September 27, 2016 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM SAS 2203 Ingrid Daubechies, Duke University
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