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Awards received by members of the department

NSF Postdoc Fellowship for Irina Holmes, LSU PhD 2014

Irina Holmes was awarded an NSF Postdoc Fellowship. She received her PhD in 2014 at LSU under Ambar Sengupta.

Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award for Austin Scirratt

Austin Scirratt is a receipient of the Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award 2016 in recognition of his outstanding teaching ability and service to students. He will be presented with a one-time cash award of $1,000 and an inscribed plaque. This is the second year in a row that someone from the Math Department has won this award.

Fall 2015 Awards

Fall 2015 Award Ceremony
From left to right: Matthew Barnes, Jun Peng, Amer Darweesh, Abiti Adili, and Eric Bucher.

Michler Memorial Prize for Pallavi Dani

Professor Pallavi Dani is the recipient of the 2016-2017 Michler Memorial Prize of the Association of Women in Mathematics (AWM). The Michler Prize is awarded annually to a woman recently promoted to Associate Professor in the mathematical sciences. The prize provides  a $47,000 fellowship for the awardee to spend a semester in the Mathematics Department of Cornell University without teaching obligations.

LSU Math majors enter top PhD programs

2015 Star Graduating Seniors
From left to right: Bruno Beltran (Stanford), Jason Mueller (Bristol), Rachael Keller (Columbia), Paxton Turner (MIT), and Avery St. Dizier (Cornell).

2015 LSU Math graduating seniors will be entering some of the top PhD and Masters programs:

PhD Programs:

Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award for Simon Pfeil

Simon Pfeil is a receipient of the Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award 2015 in recognition of his outstanding teaching ability and service to students. 

Fall 2013 Awards

Graduate Math Students Awards

Departmental Service Award

  • George Cochran received the departmental Service Award

Spring 2013 Awards

Faculty who won LSU Awards

Fall 2012 Awards

Fall 2012 Award Recipients
From left: Myron Minn-Thu-Aye, Laura Rider, Joel Geiger, Timothy Shatley, Jesse Taylor, Jake Blanton, Jacob Matherne, and Irina Holmes

Departmental Fall 2012 Awards

  • Laura Rider received Pasquale Porcelli Award for Graduate Research Excellence.
  • Yi Zhang received Pasquale Porcelli Certificate of Research Excellence.
  • Jacob Blanton and Jesse Taylor received David Oxley Graduate Student Teaching Award.
  • Joel Geiger, Irina Holmes, Jacob Matherne, Myron Minn-Thu-Aye, and Timothy Shatley received Certificates of Teaching Excellence.
  • Professor Jacek Cygan was recognized for his 31.5 years of distingushed service to the department upon his retirement.

Congratulations to all!

Spring 2012 Awards

LSU Awards

  • Professor Lawrence Smolinsky received H.M. “Hub” Cotton Award for Faculty Excellence.
  • Professor Milen Yakimov received the 2011 Rainmaker Award.
  • Stephanie Kurtz received George H. Deer Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Ameziane Harhad and Terrie White received the Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award (University College).
  • Katie Stelly was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

College of Science Awards

Departmental Awards and Recognitions

  • Aleksandr Smirnov received Porcelli Award for Graduate Academic Excellence.
  • Jacob Matherne received David Oxley Graduate Student Teaching Award.
  • Breanne Hughes received Margaret Oxley Math Education Award.
  • Jordan Keller received Robert and Betti Giles Senior Math Award.
  • Hannah Manuel received Porcelli Senior Scholarship and the Top Individual Performer on the Putnam Exam Award.
  • Jacob Desmond received Porcelli Junior Scholarship.
  • Rebecca Landry received Geaux Teach Award.
  • Jake Blanton, Vivian He, Perry Iverson, and Austin Scirratt received Certificates of Teaching Excellence.
  • Jesse Levitt coached the Baton Rouge High School team, who scored second in the Harvard-MIT Math Contest.

Congratulations to all!