Archives—February 2015

GSG Award Winners – Mathematical Sciences

The Graduate School and Graduate Student Government proudly announce the 2014-2015 academic year winners (see Tech Today for all winners).

Shuaimin Kang (MS candidate, Applied Mathematics) and Rachel Rupnow (MS candidate, Pure Mathematics) received the Outstanding Scholarship Award recognizing academic performance in areas such as excellent GPA, originality in research, leadership and teamwork.  Bryan Freyberg (PhD candidate, Discrete Mathematics) and Ethan Novak (PhD candidate, Discrete Mathematics) received the Outstanding Teaching Award recognizing graduate students who have exhibited exceptional ability as a teacher, have received excellent evaluations from students, as well as gaining the respect of faculty in their departments.

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In Print – Zanello

Associate Professor Fabrizio Zanello (Math) coauthored the following series of two papers with MIT undergraduate student Colin Sandon, “Warnaar’s Bijection and Colored Partition Identities, I,” in the Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A 120 (2013), no. 1, 28-38; and “Warnaar’s Bijection and Colored Partition Identities, II,” in Ramanujan Journal 33 (2014), no. 1, 83-120.

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Elizabeth Reed Nominated for Distinguished Teaching Award

The William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning seeks input for its annual Distinguished Teaching Awards, which recognize outstanding contribution to the instructional mission of the University.

Based on more than 50,000 student rating of instruction responses, ten finalists have been identified for the 2015 awards. The selection committee is soliciting comments from students, staff, faculty and alumni to aid in its deliberation process.

Senior Lecturer Beth Reed is one of the finalists in the Assistant Professor/Lecturer/Professor of Practice category.

Comments on the nominees are due by Friday, April 3, and can be completed online.

The process for determining the Distinguished Teaching Award recipients from this list of finalists also involves the additional surveying of their classes. The selection committee makes the final determination of the award recipients. The recipients of the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award will be formally announced in May 2015.

Read more at Tech Today.