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Math Faculty honored at College of Science Convocation

At the 2014 Choppin Honors Convocation the LSU College of Science awarded TAF Undergraduate Teaching Awards to Stephanie Kurtz and Dottie Vaughn

Gestur Olafsson was awarded the Graduate Teaching Award, and Hongchao Zhang received the College of Science Research Award.

Math Major among Tiger Twelve

LSU math major and honors student Morgan Matchett has been selected by LSU as one of the 2014 "Tiger Twelve".  This award is given every year by the Dean of Students Office to twelve LSU undergraduate students who "have exemplified the seven basic principles outlined in the LSU Commitment to Community".  300 students were nominated, and the application process includes both a written packet as well as interviews with a panel.

Conference on Ordered Algebraic Structures at LSU, May 1-3, 2014

LSU will host a conference on ordered algebraic structures, May 1-3, 2014. Cick here.

2013 Putnam competition results

LSU students fared well on the 2013 Putnam exam that took place on . 4113 students participated. Two students reached the prestigeous top 500 list: Paxton Turner reached 30 points and was ranked 266th, Avery St. Dizier reached 22 points and was ranked 408th. 

The LSU students were coached by Professor Karl Mahlburg. Out of the 11 LSU students who took the exam, 6 scored 9 points or higher. As usual, the overall median this year was 1 point.

Susanne Brenner named 2013 Distinguished Research Master

Professor Susanne Brenner was named 2013 Distinguished Research Master. Susanne Brenner is the Michael F. and Roberta Nesbit McDonald Professor of Mathematics. Previous recipients from the Math Department were Gestur Olafsson (2008), James Oxley (1999), and Neal Stoltzfus (1981).

Michael Malisoff and Hongchao Zhang recognized as LSU Rainmakers

Professors Michael Malisoff and Hongchao Zhang were named 2013 LSU Rainmakers. Michael Malisoff was recognized as Mid Career Scholar, and Hongchao Zhang as Emerging Scholar.

2014 Goldwater Scholarships for Brandon Oubre and Paxton Turner

Brandon Oubre (Double major: Computer Science and Mathematics) and Paxton Turner (Mathematics) were two of about 280 recipients of the 2014 Goldwater Scholarships. Rachael Keller (Mathematics) was recognized with an Honorable Mentions.