Katrina Morgan wins 2019 Boka Hadzija Award

Congratulations to Katrina Morgan, who won the 2019 Boka Hadzija Award! This is a Chancellor’s Award that is given to a graduate or professional student with outstanding character, scholarship, leadership, and service to the University. Katri’s service and scholarship has been previously recognized with an Association for Women in Mathematics Student Chapter Award for Community Outreach, the University Award for the Advancement of Women, a Dissertation Completion Fellowship, a Thomas S. Kenan III Graduate Fellowship, and induction in the Frank Porter Graham Graduate and Professional Student Honor Society. After completing her doctorate this year, she will attend a semester long program at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute as a Gamelin Endowed Postdoctoral Fellow and, following that, she will commence a postdoctoral position at Northwestern University.

We are proud of all that Katri has accomplished! Congratulations to her!


Three Mathematics Students Earn Prestigious NSF Funded Graduate Research Fellowships!

We are excited to announce that three students in the Department of Mathematics have earned prestigious National Science Foundation funded Graduate Research Fellowships (https://www.nsfgrfp.org).  We congratulate second year graduate student Samantha Moore, first year graduate student Maddie Brown, and undergraduate Keshav Patel on this remarkable achievement.

Michael Strayer and Katrina Morgan inducted into FPG Honor Society

On Monday, April 8, Department of Mathematics graduate students Katrina Morgan and Michael Strayer were inducted into the Frank Porter Graham Graduate and Professional Student Honor Society.  This honor recognizes outstanding service to the university and to the community.  Katrina and Michael are the first inductees from the Department of Mathematics since 1994.  Both have served as officers of the Graduate Student Association for Mathematics, for the local chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), and for the local Graduate Student Chapter fo the American Mathematical Society (AMS).  Both have been mentors through the AWM chapter and through the new Directed Reading Program, which pairs interested undergraduate and graduate students for intensive one on one study.  Moreover, Katrina’s work as a co-founder and co-director of the Girls Talk Math (https://girlstalkmath.com) summer program and Michael’s work as the founder and first president of the Graduate Student Chapter of the AMS, which first brought the TAGMAC (http://tagmac.web.unc.edu) conference to UNC, have been particularly influential.

We are very proud of Katrina and Michael’s achievements,  Congratulations to them!

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: