Jordan Keller, Hannah Manuel and Alex Leder are three of the May 2012 graduates in math that are heading to graduate programs this Fall. All three received one of the 42 University Medals awarded for graduating with the highest undergraduate grade-point averages.
Jordan Keller will be starting in the Columbia University PhD program in Mathematics. He also had offers from Cornell and Brown University. Jordan Keller came to LSU as part of the Chancellor's Future Leader in Research Program and participated in the topology VIGRE group. He spent the Summer of 2011 at an REU at Cornell University.
Hannah Manuel will be starting in the Georgia Tech PhD program in Mathematics. She also had offers from UC San Diego and Rutgers University. Hannah Manuel came to LSU as part of the Chancellor's Future Leader in Research Program and participated in the topology VIGRE group. She spent one semester in Budapest studying mathematics, and in the Summer of 2010 she took part in the REU program at the University of Washington. In 2012 she was awarded an NDSEG fellowship. Hannah Manuel is one of the co-authors of the paper "A reduced set of moves on one-vertex ribbon graphs coming from links", Proceedings of the AMS.
Alex Leder graduated in Math and Physics. He will be starting in the MIT PhD program in Physics: