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Awards received by members of the department

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Spring 2017 Award Recipients

National Awards

SEC Faculty Achievement Award: Susanne Brenner

LSU Awards

Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award: Stefan van Zwam
Tiger Athletic Foundation Outstanding Instructor Award: Phoebe Rouse
Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award: Joshua Fallon

College of Science Awards

Graduate Teaching Award: Pramod Achar
Tiger Athletic Foundation College Undergraduate Teaching Award: Julia Ledet
Margaret Oxley Mathematics Education Award: Kimberly Key

Departmental Awards

Pasquale Porcelli Graduate Student Research Excellence Award: Kent Vashaw
David Oxley Graduate Student Teaching Award: Spencer Kennon
Betti and Robert Giles Senior Mathematics Award: John Everett Moser
Pasquale Porcelli Undergraduate Scholarship in Mathematics: Matthew Bertucci
Highest LSU score on the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition: Chandler McArthur
Demarcus D. Smith Undergraduate Mathematics Scholarship: Jonathan Cangelosi and Christopher Mai

Service Recognition

35 years: Charles N. Delzell and James Oxley
30 years: Richard A. Litherland, Lawrence Smolinsky, and P. Sundar
25 years: Terrie White

Congratulations to all!

Take a look at more photos from the departmental award ceremony.

2017 SEC Faculty Achievement Award for Susanne C. Brenner

Susanne Brenner

Professor Susanne C. Brenner is among the fourteen 2017 SEC Faculty Achievement Awardees. These awards honor one individual from each SEC university who has excelled in teaching, research and scholarship.

Susanne C. Brenner is the Nicholson Professor of Mathematics, and an AMS, SIAM and AAAS Fellow. 

NSF Graduate Fellowship for Daniel Bourgeois

Math Major Daniel Bourgeois received a prestigeous NSF Graduate Fellowship. He plans on taking it at the Statistics Department at Rice University.

Daniel Bourgeois was mentored by Professor Susanne C. Brenner.

Joshua Fallon receives 2017 Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award

Joshua Fallon 

Joshua Fallon is the recipient of the 2017 Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award. This award recognizes outstanding teaching ability and service to students.

Susan Murphy (B.S. in mathematics; LSU) elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Susan Murphy, H.E. Robbins Distinguished University Professor of Statistics and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. She received her B.S. in mathematics in 1980 from LSU.

Susan Murphy Porcelli Lecture 2014

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New professors and postdocs, 2016
Some of the recipients of the Spring 2016 awards and recognitions. From left: Pallavi Dani, Pramod Achar, Joshua Fallon, Abiti Adili, Gestur Ólafsson, Amanda Mayhall, Derek Walker, Dustin Wright, Rima Chatterjee, Gayan Abeynanda, Paris Scott, Jordyn Riviere, Colleen Robichaux, and Amy Adair.

New Faculty and Postdoctoral Associates

(From left to right)

LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award for Pramod Achar

Professor Pramod Achar received a 2016 LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award for oustanding research, teaching, and service. Pramod Achar joined LSU in 2004.

LSU Distinguished Faculty Award for Milen Yakimov

Professor Milen Yakimov received a 2016 LSU Distinguished Faculty Award for his sustained records of excellence in research, teaching and service.

Milen Yakimov joined LSU in 2008. Currently he is the Michael F. and Roberta Nesbit McDonald Professor of Mathematics. He is a Sloan Research Fellow.


LSU Alumni Rising Faculty Award for Shawn Walker

Professor Shawn Walker received a 2016 LSU Alumni Rising Faculty Award for his outstanding record of scholarship and published research. 

Shawn Walker joined LSU in 2010. He recently was awarded an NSF Career grant.