DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
APRIL 14, 2011
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 2011/hr/(file name).
WELCOME Professor Michael W. Frazier, Head
MASTER OF CEREMONIES Professor Don Hinton
RECOGNITION OF PUTNAM COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS
By Associate Professor Jochen Denzler
JOHN H. BARRETT PRIZE
Presented by Professor Ken Stephenson
The tradition of the John H. Barrett Prize began in 1970. It is an annual memorial award given to outstanding undergraduate mathematics majors.
THE CHARLEEN M. DERIDDER NCTM MEMBERSHIP AWARDS
Presented by Professor Chuck Collins & Dr. Clifford Davis
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.
J. P. & GLADYS MAPLES SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Tuoc Phan
J. P. and Gladys Maples set up their scholarship endowment fund to encourage scholastic excellence in students displaying financial need.
POLLY ANNA HARRIS SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Ms. Polly Anna Harris & Professor Judy Day
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.
DR. GLENN R. AND ELISE I. YOUNG SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Michael Frazier
award is given in the Mathematics Department and one in the Physics Department.
YUEH-ER, HONG-HSU & CLARENCE CHENG KUO
Presented by Mr. Rick Kuo & Professor Henry Simpson
The Yueh-er, Hong-hsu and Clarence Cheng Kuo Fellowship Endowment was established in 2003 by Dr. Yueh-er Kuo to promote master’s degree education in the Department of Mathematics. Yueh-er Kuo has been a professor in the Department of Mathematics since 1964. She is an expert in educating master’s degree students in addition to her own research. She has 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.
RANDALL E. CLINE AWARD
Presented by Dr. Yulong Xing
JOHN M. ALLEN PRIZES
Presented by Professor David Dobbs
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 Award is given to recognize freshman student(s) who demonstrate, upon testing, the best knowledge of Algebra, Plane Geometry, Trigonometry, Analytic Geometry, Single Variable Calculus, and/or any other area(s) of mathematics as may be determined by the department head and select faculty member(s).
1st Place – Alexander Houck
2nd Place – Jacob Clark
COOPER D. SCHMITT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Steven Wise
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.
LUCILLE & HERBERT LEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Morwen Thistlethwaite
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.
RECOGNITION OF PI MU EPSILON TENNESSEE DELTA CHAPTER
Presented by Professor Jochen Denzler
Merit Based Membership Award Winners
DOROTHEA & EDGAR D. EAVES TEACHING AWARDS
Presented by Professor William Wade
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 – Cody Lorton, James Sunkes
More than 2 years – Chad Kilpatrick
DOROTHEA & EDGAR D. EAVES SUMMER FELLOWSHIP
Presented by Professor Henry Simpson
The summer fellowships were established 1977 to encourage high school mathematics teachers to return to the university during the summer to further the study of mathematics.
GRADUATE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Presented by Professor Jie Xiong
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 -- Ernest Jum
More than 2 years – Matt Turner, Jay Wilkins
WILLIAM HARRY ROW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Henry Simpson
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.
Gregory A. Wright
JAMES A. COOLEY SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by 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.
GRADUATING WITH HONORS IN MATHEMATICS
Presented by Professor Conrad Plaut
GRADUATE STUDENT BEST TEACHER AWARD
Presented by Mr. Ben Levy
Dr. Morwen Thistlethwaite
SPECIAL RECOGNITION GRADUATE STUDENTS
Presented by Professor David Anderson
SPECIAL RECOGNITION FACULTY
Presented by Professor Michael W. Frazier
2010-2011 GRADUATE PROGRAM GRADUATES
(Fall 2010 – Summer 2011)
|Andreas Aristotelous||Tommy Boucher||Kathryn Bach|
|James Ashe||Robert Burnham||Alex Cate|
|Jared Bunn||Tiffany Compton||Keith Jackson|
|Nick Gewecke||Casey Hufford||Kimberly Jackson|
Professor Henry Simpson, Chair of Honors Day Committee