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DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
HONORS DAY
APRIL 18, 2013


Some individuals were not available for pictures. A listing of candid pictures is available at the bottom of the program. High resolution versions of these pictures may be found at www.math.utk.edu/honorsday/hr/(file name).

 

In honor of friends of the Department of Mathematics

Mr. David J. Harris, Sr
1928—2012

Professor Yueh-er Kuo
1930 —2013

WELCOME                                        Professor Conrad P. Plaut, Head
MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES       Assistant Professor Judy Day

RECOGNITION OF PUTNAM COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS
Presented by Associate Professor Jochen Denzler

         Logan Brown       Arno Byrd        Joseph Daws       Adam LaClair

JOHN H. BARRETT PRIZE
Presented by Professor Balram Rajput
The tradition of the John H. Barrett Prize began in 1970.  It is an annual memorial award given to outstanding undergraduate mathematics majors.

Phillip Mingola                              Daniel Shankman

THE CHARLEEN M. DERIDDER NCTM MEMBERSHIP AWARDS
Presented by Dr. Clifford Davis and Professor Chuck Collins

An anonymous donor enabled us to award NCTM Memberships for mathematics student teachers.  The donor requested that these awards be named The Charleen M. DeRidder NCTM Membership Awards in honor of Charleen DeRidder and her contribution to the improvement of mathematics instruction in Knox County during a long and distinguished career.

         Jeffrey Anderson, Pamela Bryan, Andrew Creason, Eman Daghestani, Jordan Eades, Abbey Ellis,
Jakob Gulledge, Barbara Hutton, Stephanie Nickens
, Joseph O’Neill, Melinda Pierce, Travis Prince,
Sue Shonley, Aaron Smith, Jenna Solie, Cristina Townsend, Judy Tran, Michael Vargas,
Lauren Watts, Xiao Zhou


J. P. & GLADYS MAPLES SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Henry Simpson

J. P. and Gladys Maples set up their scholarship endowment fund to encourage scholastic excellence in students displaying financial need.

Virginia Mills, Molly Schaeffer


POLLY ANNA HARRIS SCHOLARSHIP

Presented by  Professor Henry Simpson

This scholarship honors Mrs. Polly Anna Harris, a University of Tennessee Alumna and Presidential Award winning mathematics teacher.  The award is sponsored by her husband and children.  Its purpose is to help support a future mathematics teacher during his or her professional year internship.

Abigail Delvaux, Abbey Ellis, Melinda Pierce


DR. GLENN R. AND ELISE I. YOUNG SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Associate Professor Luis Finotti

The Dr. Glenn R. and Elise I. Young Scholarship was established in 2010.  Its purpose is to support Physics or Mathematics majors who demonstrate successful academic performance.  Preference is given to juniors.  Awards are given in the Mathematics and the Physics Departments.

Charles Armstrong, Lindsay Lee


YUEH-ER, HONG-HSU & CLARENCE CHENG KUO FELLOWSHIP ENDOWMENT
Presented by Professor Conrad Plaut

The Yueh-er, Hong-hsu and Clarence Cheng Kuo Fellowship Endowment was established in 2003 by Dr. Yueh-er Kuo to promote Masters’ degree education in the Department of Mathematics. Yueh-er Kuo was a professor in the Department of Mathematics since 1964. She was an expert in educating Masters’ degree students in addition to her own research. She had 56 thesis and project students and many of them are very successful in their careers. Hong-hsu Kuo was the husband of Yueh-er Kuo and was a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Clarence Cheng Kuo was the son of Yueh-er and Hong-hsu. He was a brilliant model student of University Nursery School.


Joshua Hyatt              David Sands              Steve Fassino

 RANDALL E. CLINE AWARD
Presented by Professor Grozdena Todorova

This award was established by friends and colleagues in memory of Dr. Randall E. Cline.  It is to provide student aid for scholarly activities associated with graduate student work in The University of Tennessee, Department of Mathematics.

John Collins


JOHN M. ALLEN PRIZES
Presented by Assistant Professor Joan Lind

The Allen Medal in mathematics was originated by John Mebane Allen in 1890 and has since been presented annually.  It is noted to be one of the oldest awards given by The University of Tennessee.  The Allen Medal is given to recognize freshman student who demonstrate, upon testing, the best knowledge of Algebra, Plane Geometry, Trigonometry, Analytic Geometry, Single Variable Calculus, and/or any other areas of mathematics as may be determined by the department head and select faculty members.

1st Place – Keaton Stamps, 2nd Place – Adam LaClair, 3rd Place—Beini Chen

COOPER D. SCHMITT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Assistant Professor Yulong Xing

The Cooper D. Schmitt Endowment was established in 1987.  The goal of this fund is to provide undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships and appropriate awards to students in the Department of Mathematics at The University of Tennessee.

         Charles Armstrong, Samuel Estes, Jakob Gulledge, Lindsay Lee, Daniel Shankman, Keaton Stamps


LUCILLE & HERBERT LEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Presented by Assistant Professor Remus Nicoara

The Lucille and Herbert Lee Scholarship Awards have been awarded annually since 1986 to sophomore and junior mathematics majors with outstanding records of academic achievement.  They are made in memory of the Lee’s who generously provided an endowment to support these awards.

         Samuel Estes, Lindsay Lee, Virginia Mills, Molly Schaeffer, Daniel Shankman

RECOGNITION OF PI MU EPSILON TENNESSEE DELTA CHAPTER
Presented by Associate Professor Jochen Denzler

Undergraduate Students
Samuel Estes, Adam LaClair, Ilona Molotoka, Thomas Robacker, Allison Sachs

Gaduate Student
Kathryn Myers

    Merit Based Membership Award Winners
Samuel Estes
Adam LaClair


GRADUATE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Presented by Professor Grozdena Todorova

The goal of these awards is to recognize outstanding academic achievement among graduate students.  It was established several years ago to parallel the award for outstanding teaching among graduate students.

            Less than 2 years— Michael Holloway, Greg Zitelli
            More than 2 years— Buddhi Pantha

DOROTHEA & EDGAR D. EAVES SUMMER FELLOWSHIP
Presented by  Professor Jerzy Dydak

The Dorothea & Edgar D. Eaves Summer Fellowships were established in 1977 to encourage high school mathematics teachers to return to the University during the summer to further the study of mathematics.

Katelyn Whitener, Kellen O’Connor

HARRY ROW SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Jerzy Dydak
Harry Row was deeply committed to teaching and spent considerable time working with teachers. One of his professional goals was to promote the appropriate use of technology in the teaching of Mathematics. This scholarship funds a teacher who wants to continue the study of Mathematics and preference is given to those who have significantly used technology in their teaching.

Susan Mosteller


JAMES A. COOLEY SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Assistant Professor Vasileios Maroulas

The James A. Cooley Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of James A. Cooley and to help qualified and deserving mathematics students secure a college education.  Professor Cooley was Head of the Department of Mathematics from 1942 until he returned to full time teaching in 1961.

Jessica McMahon                 Jessica Robins

SPIKE TICKLE STEM ENDOWED FELLOWSHIP
Presented by Professor Conrad Plaut

The Spike Tickle Fellowship was established Mr. John D. “Spike” Tickle to recognize students who have an outstanding academic performance and desire to use their talents and education in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).The award is given to a graduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences to focus on teaching and/or research efforts in mathematics. The first Tickle Fellowship in the College of Arts of Sciences is being awarded this year.

Jason Bintz

DOROTHEA & EDGAR D. EAVES TEACHING AWARDS
Presented by Professor Michael Frazier

The Dorothea and Edgar D. Eaves Awards were established in 1977 in order to recognize outstanding teaching among graduate teaching assistants.

         Less than 2 years— Brittany Stephenson,   Darrin Weber
         More than 2 years— Greg Clark, Kyle Golenbiewski, Ben Levy


SPECIAL RECOGNITION HONORS PROGRAM
Presented by Assistant Professor Remus Nicoara

Geoffrey Laughon, Phillip Mingola, Alexander Perhac, Daniel Shankman

2012-2013 GRADUATE PROGRAM GRADUATES
Presented by Professor David Anderson

PH.D. GRADUATES: Ellie Abernethy, Tom Lewis, Marco Martinez, Keith Penrod, Ashley Rand, Fei Xing

MS GRADUATES: Joshua Brewer, John Collins, Steve Fassino, Joshua Hyatt, Jimmy Miller, Yang Shen

MM GRADUATES: Christopher Culliton, Seunghee Lee, Susan Mosteller, Kathryn Myers, Russell Noe, David Sands, Jenny Von Jouanne


GRADUATE STUDENT BEST TEACHER AWARD
Presented by  Ms. Ashley Rand

Dr. Steve Wise


SPECIAL RECOGNITION GRADUATE STUDENTS

Presented by Professor David Anderson

Special Recognition
Best Teaching Practices

 

Random shots:

Buffett Table
Buffett Table
Crowd
Crowd
Crowd
Students
Students
Dr. Henry Simpson & Dr. Judy Day
Dr. Jim Conant & Dr. Balram Rajput
Dr. Mike Frazier


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