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George Cochran receives MAA Sectional Distinguished Teaching Award

Professor George Cochran received the Mathematical Association of America’s (MAA) Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics from the Louisiana/Mississippi sections of the MAA. Nationwide, twenty-four mathematicians receive Sectional Distinguished Teaching Awards. Dr. Cochran will be the nominee from the Louisiana/Mississippi section for the national MAA Distinguished Teaching Award and will give an hour address at the 2009 meeting MAA meeting of the Louisiana/Mississippi section.

Richard V. Kadison's reflections on Irving Kaplansky

Visiting Professor Richard V. Kadison's reflections on Irving Kaplansky (0.6MB PDF) appeared in the February 2008 issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society.

Scott Baldridge receives NSF CAREER grant

Assistant Professor Scott Baldridge, who has dual interests in Geometry/Topology and Mathematics Education was awarded a NSF CAREER grant for his proposal “The topology of smooth and symplectic 4-manifolds”.

NSF describes the “The Faculty Early Career Development” (CAREER) Program as “. . . a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization.”

Brenner and Scott publish The Mathematical Theory of Finite Element Methods

Professors Susanne Brenner and Ridgway Scott have published a book The Mathematical Theory of Finite Element Methods, third edition, in Springer's series Texts in Applied Mathematics.

Fall 2007 Awards

Pasquale Porcelli Award for Graduate Research Excellence
Jasson Vindas
David Oxley Memorial Graduate Student Teaching Award
Leah Childers
Certificate of Teaching Excellence
Jeremy Aikin
Julius Esunge
Silvia Jimenez
Brad Adams

Susanne Brenner Receives Humboldt Research Award

Susanne Brenner received a prestigious Humboldt Research Award in recognition of lifetime achievement. The story (732KB PDF) appears on page 1007 of the September issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society.

Department Launches GEAUX Program

The current graduate students are launching a new program for incoming grads: GEAUX stands for Graduate Education & Acclimation the University eXperience!

Delong Meng among winners of USA Math Olympiad

Delong Meng, a 10th-grader at Baton Rouge Magnet High School, the winner of the Open Session in High School Math Contest organized by the department this year, was one of the 12 highest scorers in the Thirty-Sixth Annual USA Mathematical Olympiad. The gala award ceremony took place at the U.S. State Department, and his achivement was also noted (PDF) in the August 2007 Notices of the AMS.

LSU Math Student Received Goldwater Scholarship

Senior mathematics major Nickolas VanMeter received Goldwater Scholarship.

Spring 2007 Awards

LSU Awards

LSU Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award
Julius Esunge
TIAA-CREF Service Learning Fellow Award
Robert Perlis
Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award
Dottie Vaughn

Departmental Awards

Pasquale Porcelli Award for Graduate Academic Excellence
Anna Zemlyanova
Betti and Robert Giles Senior Math Award
Daniel Whitman
Pasquale Porcelli Senior Undergraduate Scholarship
Brittan Farmer
Pasquale Porcelli Junior Undergraduate Scholarship
Rodrigo Farnham
David Oxley Memorial Graduate Student Teaching Award
Tanya Lueder
Certificate of Teaching Excellence
Jens Christensen
Fareed Hawwa
Piotr Maciak
Lisa Warshauer
Departmental Service Award
Jimmie Lawson