2010 Mathematical Sciences Award Winners
2010 ALICE SIU-FUN LEUNG AWARD IN MATHEMATICS
Three undergraduate students received Alice Siu-Fun Leung Awards at a ceremony held on May 14, 2010. The students were recognized on the basis of their academic record in mathematics and recommendations from the faculty. The 2010 Leung Awardees are Mohamad Areeb Al Mowakeh Al Khatib, Sean Breckling, and Samuel Cohen. Alice Siu-Fun Leung earned a B.S. degree with a major in Mathematics from UWM in January, 1973. In her will, she donated funds to establish an award for outstanding UWM undergraduate students in Mathematical Sciences. The 2010 awards are the 13th annual awards.
2010 MORRIS AND MIRIAM MARDEN AWARD IN MATHEMATICS
Janel Hanrahan was awarded a Morris and Miriam Marden Graduate Student Award at a ceremony held on May 14, 2010. This award goes to graduate students who present a paper judged by the Department to be of high quality with respect to both exposition and mathematical content, and Sean Breckling, Russell Moore, and Jennifer Strauss were awarded a Morris and Miriam Marden Undergraduate Award at the same ceremony. This award goes to undergraduate students who present a paper judged by the Department to be of high quality with respect to both exposition and mathematical content.
Professor Morris Marden graduated from Harvard with a Ph.D. in Mathematics and came to Milwaukee in 1930 to take up teaching at one of UWM’s predecessor institutions. He was instrumental in starting the graduate program at UWM. The Mathematical Sciences Department at UWM received the first Master’s degree program and then the first Ph.D. program because of his hard work. Professor Marden received worldwide recognition for his research. Upon his retirement, he donated funds to establish student awards and a visiting lecture program.
2010 ERNST SCHWANDT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Jason Gaddis, Kamilla Kasymova, and Viktoriya Shcherban were awarded Ernst Schwandt Memorial Scholarships at a ceremony held on May14, 2010. This scholarship award goes to Graduate Teaching Assistants in Mathematical Sciences who are judged to have outstanding teaching performance during the academic year.
This award comes from the Ernst Schwandt Memorial Fund. The fund honors Professor Ernst Schwandt, a former faculty member, who was keenly involved in the training of TAs as teachers.
2010 MARK LAWRENCE TEPLY AWARD
On May 14, 2010, The Department of Mathematical Sciences was pleased to announce that Loribeth Alvin and Pamela Harris were this year’s winners of the Mark Lawrence Teply Award. Designed to recognize students who show remarkable potential in their research fields, the award is a memorial of Professor Teply’s commitment to the graduate program as coordinator for over 18 years. This award is new to the department, and is hoped to be given out each year to students who have a well defined research focus.
2010 DHIRENDRA SIKDAR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Janel Hanrahan and Rolando Olivas Saunders were awarded Dhirendra Sikdar Memorial Scholarships at a ceremony held on May 14, 2010. The primary purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial support to graduate students in the Masters or Doctoral program in Atmospheric Sciences.
The Dhirendra Sikdar Memorial Scholarship was established in 1989 to honor Professor Sikdar, a former UWM faculty member, who shared a keen interest in meteorology.