The Southeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America awarded their Distinguished Service Award for 2014 to Dr. John Mayer for his many contributions to the MAA, to mathematics, and to mathematics education at all levels. The honor is well deserved.
Fast-track student Jarrod Hicks scored among the top 15% of participants on the 2013 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, considered to be one of the most prestigious mathematics examination in the world. Congratulations! UAB's Putnam team is coached by Profs. Jung and Simanyi. The competition is held once a year in December.
Mitch Wyatt, John Samples, and Gaurav Verma were chosen as the department's Outstanding PhD Student, Outstanding Master's Student, and Outstanding Undergraduate Student, respectively. Congratulations to all.
Fast-track student Alexandra Fry has been selected to participate at the highly competitive 2014 Program for Women and Mathematics on Random Matrix Theory held at the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ.
Ph.D. student Kyle Besing won a first place at the 2014 Graduate Student Research Days.
Dr. John Mayer was appointed co-director of the UABTeach initiative which was recently awarded a $1.45 million dollar grant from the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI). The UABTeach initiative will revolutionize the preparation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teachers at UAB and will dramatically impact the science education of Alabama's future K-12 students. For further information see the announcements here and here and, of course, the UABTeach site.