Boyce Griffith, Associate Professor, featured in Carolina Endeavors

In his youth, Boyce Griffith was writing computer programs before he could drive a car. Now a UNC mathematician, he creates computational models of the human heart to improve the prediction and treatment of cardiac diseases. Click here to read the entire article:

https://endeavors.unc.edu/cardiac-computation/

Katie Newhall chosen by APS as an Outstanding Referee

Congratulations to our very own Katie Newhall, Assistant Professor, who has been chosen among the 143 Outstanding Referees of the Physical Review journals!

The American Physical Society (APS) has selected 143 Outstanding Referees for 2019 that have demonstrated exceptional work in the assessment of manuscripts published in the Physical Review journals. A full list of the Outstanding Referees is available online at http://journals.aps.org/OutstandingReferees.

Instituted in 2008, the Outstanding Referee program annually recognizes approximately 150 of the currently active referees for their invaluable work. Comparable to Fellowship in the APS and other organizations, this is a lifetime award. The selection this year was made from 30 years of records on over 71,000 referees who have been called upon to review manuscripts, including more then 40,000 that were submitted in 2018. The basis for the Outstanding Referees selection takes into account the quality, number and timeliness of a referee’s reports, without regard for membership in the APS, country of origin, or field of research. Individuals with current or very recent direct connections to the journals, such as editors and editorial board members, were excluded.

Press Release – Outstanding Referee 2019

Congratulations, Katie!!

Congratulations Yaiza Canzani: Recipient of the 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship!

We would like to recognize one of our own assistant professors, Yaiza Canzani, for  being named a 2018 Sloan Research Fellow!

There are 126 early-career scholars who represent the most promising scientific researchers working today. Their achievements and potential place them among the next generation of scientific leaders in the U.S. and Canada. Winners receive $65,000, which may be spent over a two-year term on any expense supportive of their research.

Click here to see an article that was written about Yaiza and was featured on the College of Arts and Sciences Website. Congratulations, Yaiza!

List of 2018 Sloan Research Fellows

Jason Metcalfe recipient of UNC Board of Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching!

Congratulations to one of our very own professors, Jason Metcalfe, for receiving this year’s prestigious UNC Board of Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching! This is a fantastic honor for an outstanding colleague, researcher, and teacher. The Teaching Awards were established in 1994 to underscore the importance of teaching and to encourage, identify, recognize, reward, and support good teaching within the University.  These awards are presented to a member of the faculty of each of the constituent institutions of the University. Jason will be recognized on Saturday, January 20th during a ceremony at half-time at the UNC-Georgia Tech Men’s basketball game.

Please extend congratulations to Jason!

Katrina Morgan and Yaiza Canzani Featured on Carolina’s “Endeavors”

Congratulations to PhD Candidate Katrina Morgan and Assistant Professor Yaiza Canzani for their features with “Endeavors,” the online magazine of research and creative activity at UNC-Chapel Hill. Endeavors (ISSN 1933-4338) is published by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Please click here for Katrina’s feature, and click here for Yaiza’s feature.

We are proud of you both!

AWM Chapter receives WATCH US Grant

We are excited to announce that our AWM Chapter has received funding to organize the first “Association for Women in Mathematics Triangle Conference.” Francesca Bernardi and Katrina Morgan, with Dr. Katie Newhall as Faculty Advisor, have received funds through the “WATCH US” grant from the NSF INCLUDES program. This undergraduate/graduate conference will take place early in the Spring ’18 semester in the Mathematics Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with attendees from several local universities and colleagues.

Congratulations Francesca, Katrina, and Dr. Newhall!

Greg Forest Honored for Mentoring

The Carolina Women’s Leadership Council honored Michele Tracy Berger, Mark Fraser and M. Gregory Forest with 2017 Faculty Mentoring Awards.

The council established the awards in 2006 to recognize faculty who mentor undergraduate students, graduate stu- dents and junior faculty.

Each award recipient receives a $5,000 stipend.

Michele Tracy Berger, associate professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, won in the faculty to undergraduate category.

Since coming to Carolina in 2004, Berger has taught a variety of courses ranging from large-enrollment undergraduate classes, required courses, upper-level seminar style courses, first-year seminars and graduate courses, as well as supervised interns in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.

One nominator praises Berger as “the epitome of professionalism; always prepared for her classes, going the extra mile, performing her role for all her students to see what can be done, so they can follow in her footsteps and at the same time take minority women seriously.”

Mark Fraser, the John A. Tate Distinguished Professor for Children in Need at the School of Social Work, received the faculty to graduate mentoring award.

According to one nominator, Fraser’s student mentoring starts “soon after their enrollment, treating them as colleagues and friends from the first encounter,” adding, “his own enthusiasm and creativity inspire his students to greater efforts.” Another nominator wrote, “Dr. Fraser is a great scholar, a wonderful teacher, and more important, a very kind person…Dr. Fraser is my role model and will continue to be my role model.”

M. Gregory Forest, the Grant Dahlstrom Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mathematics, received the faculty to junior faculty mentoring award. Forest holds joint appointments in the departments of Biomedical Engineering and Applied Physical Science, and is also director of the Carolina Center for Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics. In his 20 years at Carolina, one nominator wrote, Forest has “worked tirelessly to promote the excellent interdisciplinary research of these faculty, bringing in experts from other departments and schools across campus.” Another nominator described Forest as “a powerful force” in increasing the number of female faculty in the department through both regular hires and the Provost’s diversity faculty hiring program.

 

Date: April 10, 2017