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2010 Math Department Undergraduate Awards

Submitted by Rose Choi on May 1, 2010 - 5:00am

Outstanding undergraduate Mathematics and ACMS majors were honored with awards given at the annual Honors Luncheon on May 27th. In addition to an award stipend, each student was given a book reflecting their mathematical interests. A full list of this year's awardees and their accompanying books follows.

Award Student Book Given
Outstanding Graduating B.S. (comprehensive major) Nate Bottman Plato's Ghost: The Modernist Transformation of Mathematics by Jeremy Gray
Trevor McCarten The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel
Outstanding Graduating B.S (standard major) Michael Spillane Is God a Mathematician? by Mario Livio
Outstanding Graduating ACMS major Adrian Barnard The Weather of the Pacific Northwest by Cliff Mass
Outstanding Graduating B.A. (standard major) Genia Vogman Pythagoras' Revenge: A Mathematical Mystery by Arturo Sangelli
Outstanding Graduating B.A. (Teacher Prep major) Elisha Allred Euler's Gem: The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology by David S. Richeson
Outstanding Student in 2nd Year Honors Calculus Jerry Li The Enjoyment of Math by Hans Rademacher and Otto Toeplitz
Outstanding Student in 1st Year Honors Calculus Yisong Song What is Mathematics? by Richard Courant & Herbert Robbins, revised by Ian Stewart
Outstanding Putnam score by a UW student Will Johnson Pioneers of Representation Theory: Frobenius, Burnside, Schur, and Brauer by Charles Curtis
UW Junior Medal
Gullicksen Award Tam Do "e": The Story of a Number by Eli Manor
Ian Zemke Six Themes on Variation by Robert Hardt (editor)
Tseng Fellowship Milda Zizyte Geometry and the Imagination by David Hilbert, S. Cohn-Vossen, and P. Nemenyi (translator)
UW Sophomore Medal Mark Bun The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis

In addition to the above awards, the team of Mark BunJerry Li, and Ian Zemke were also honored for earning Outstanding Winner in the 2010 Mathematical Modeling Competition.

 

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