Katrina Morgan Receives Thomas S. Kenan III Graduate Fellowship

PhD Candidate Katrina Morgan has been selected in the inaugural cohort of Kenan Graduate Fellows in the College of Arts & Sciences. One of only ten graduate students in the college chosen for this fellowship, Katrina has distinguished herself as an outstanding researcher and teacher, and will serve as an ambassador in sharing her story with prospective students the college hopes to recruit. Congratulations, Katri!

Fifty-seven graduate students receive fellowships to advance their scholarship and teaching

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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!

Katrina Morgan Published on Scientific American Observations Blog

Morgan’s article on the math and science behind analog and digital recording was posted on the Scientific American Observations Blog on Wednesday. The piece discusses auditory perception, the history of analogue playback, the Fourier transform, and the Sampling Theorem. Morgan describes to a lay audience how the Fourier transform explains why analogue playback is possible and how the Sampling Theorem makes digital audio file storage feasible.

Congratulations, Katrina!

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!

Congratulations to Professor Jason Metcalfe, recipient of the inaugural Sue E. Goodman Award!

‘Jason Metcalfe graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2003 writing a thesis under Chris Sogge and spent time at Georgia Tech and Berkeley before coming to UNC in 2007, where is now a full Professor.  He does research in Partial Differential Equations, especially in areas related to nonlinear wave equations and General Relativity.  During his time here, Jason has taught many undergraduate courses, and worked on several successful research projects with undergraduates.  For his teaching, he has received great praise for his ability to take difficult concepts and through a combination of thoughtfulness, care and examples, explain them in ways that seem to connect with a remarkable number of students.  He has received multiple comments such as, “That is by far the most accessible a professor has ever been for me at UNC and this time was incredibly helpful. If I could take every math class at UNC with Jason, I would.” Also, “Professor Metcalfe is amazing. He goes above and beyond for his students. His course is difficult but fair and if you put the work in it definitely shows. He works so hard and it is greatly appreciated. The plethora of material he endows us with really helps too!!” If it were just one student saying such things, it would be an honor to have made such an impact.  However, that sentiments such as this are echoed by numerous students over numerous classes is truly remarkable.  It is an honor to give the inaugural Sue E. Goodman Award to someone who so embodies her devotion and passion for the craft of teaching.’ – Professor Jeremy Marzuola, UNC Chapel Hill Commencement Address, Mathematics Department, May 14, 2017. 

Congratulations Professor Metcalfe on this well deserved honor!

Date: September 26, 2017