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Graduates Honored with Mathematics Distinguished Service Award
For the first time the Mathematics Department is awarding the Mathematics Distinguished Service Award to two graduates. This award has been established to recognize students who, through their service, have made outstanding contributions to the department, their fellow students, and the University as a whole.  This year’s recipients are Erik Bates and Nitya Mani. Erik, graduating from our PhD program, is being recognized for his service to the department as our Graduate Student Wellness Ambassador and his excellent contributions as a teaching assistant. 

Graduating Seniors Honored for their Undergraduate Work
Math majors, Nitya Mani and Jiren Zhu, have been awarded the Firestone Medal Award and the Undergraduate Research Award respectively. The Firestone Medal Award recognizes the top ten percent of all honors theses in the social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering and applied sciences. Nitya Mani’s future plans include pursuing a PhD in mathematics at MIT. The Undergraduate Research Award recognizes outstanding honors theses from graduating seniors in our department. 


Katy Woo, a junior majoring in mathematics, has been named one of nearly 500 recipients of the 2019 Goldwater Scholarship.This year’s scholarship winners include majors from mathematics and computer sciences, natural sciences,and engineering. Many Goldwater Scholarship winners go on to achieve impressive results in academia and research, including Rhodes Scholars, Marshall Awards, Churchill Scholarships, and Hertz Fellowships. The Scholarship Program honoring Senator Barry Goldwater was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering.

Math Department announces 2019 Pólya and Osserman Awards
Stanford Mathematics is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the Pólya Teaching Fellow Award (Benjamin Fayyazuddin Ljungberg, Weston Ungemach, and Caitlin Stanton) and the Robert Osserman Teaching Award (Cole Graham and Joey Zou). The Pólya Teaching Fellow Award is named in honor of George Pólya, Professor of Mathematics at Stanford from 1940 to 1953. This award honors at least one graduating PhD student each year for their outstanding teaching during their time in the program.

Math Department announces 2019 TA Award recipients
  The Mathematics Department is proud to announce the following awards: Centennial Teaching Assistant Award: Katerina Velcheva, Cedric De Groote, Calista Bernard Centennial Teaching Assistant Award: Initiated in 1989, this program recognizes and rewards outstanding teaching by teaching assistants in the Schools of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Engineering. The Centennial Teaching Assistant Awards consist of $500 prizes and certificates presented in a June awards ceremony, presided over by the Deans of the three schools, to TAs with outstanding records as teaching assistants.

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