Undergraduate Students 2020-21

Chair’s Prize Award

To Be Announced

Special Awards

Diego Galvan, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Andrew Harr, DAAD Fellowship

Chancellors Scholars (4.0 GPA in all courses)

Kushagra Kapil, Fall 2020; Spring 2021 to be announced

Math Majors Graduated with Highest Distinction – Spring 2021

Will Brunner, Allison Cruikshank, Andrew Haar, Jackson Lederer, and Jesse Osborn

Math Majors Graduated with High Distinction – Spring 2021

Jonathan Askey, Will Bruening, Samuel Carrasco, Micah Holmes, Zachary Madsen, Nick Nguyen, Lara Quiring, Ben Rhodes, Lexus Root, Amanda Rowley, Michael Schneider, Treyvor Vice, Zeyu Wang, and Yimeng Zhao

Math Majors Graduated with Distinction – Spring 2021

Diego Galvan, Parker Janicek, Nicholas Lennon, Brennan Rhoadarmer, and Josh Schmidt

Math Majors Graduated with Honors – Spring 2021

Will Brunner, Allison Cruikshank, Diego Galvan, Jackson Lederer, Nicholas Lennon, Nick Nguyen, Jesse Osborn, Lara Quiring, Brennan Rhoadarmer, and Amanda Rowley

Math Majors Graduated in Spring 2021

Azaria Ahl, Izzat Bin Ahmad Adly, Ahmed Al-Khalil Ahmed Al-Mazrouai, Jonathan Askey, Hannah Balandran, Taylor Bartek, Xiaoyu Bi, Shannyn Bird, Brandon Blue, Tara Brockman, Will Bruening, Will Brunner, Kenneth Buffo, Zach Cairney, Samuel Carrasco, Chris Carreras, Shen Chang, Caleb Cox, Allison Cruikshank, Alex Curran, Blake Dvarishkis, Calvin Focht, Diego Galvan, David Garza, Austin Gubbels, Andrew Haar, Christopher Haidvogel, Achintya Handa, Jacob Henderson, Micah Holmes, Parker Janicek, Nicholas Johnson, Scott Jones, Lucas Keester, Jacob Kennedy, Taylor Kissinger, Jackson Lederer, Nicholas Lennon, Siyi Li, Barrett Luci, Zachary Madsen, Sean Miller, Henry Mitchell, Nischal Neupane, Nick Nguyen, Dana Nugent, Jesse Osborn, Jesse Osnes, Cameron Peer, Samuel Pierce, Lara Quiring, Bret Reetz, Ryan Reeves, Quinn Reimer, Brennan Rhoadarmer, Ben Rhodes, Lexus Root, Amanda Rowley, Josh Schmidt, Michael Schneider, Taylor Schrader, John Slaby, Jane Speier, Will Stokebrand, Nate Thach, Grace Tiernon, Shreeya Vaitla, Treyvor Vice, Zeyu Wang, Colten Welch, Sirui Wen, Reagan Wooden, and Yimeng Zhao

Math Majors Graduated with Highest Distinction– Fall 2020

Kushagra Kapil

Math Majors Graduated with High Distinction– Fall 2020

Nicholas Verdoni

Math Majors Graduated with Distinction– Fall 2020

David Maas

Math Majors Graduated in Fall 2020

Matous Adamec, Jean Claude Bamute Kamba, Melissa Bowers, Cheng Cheng, Kushagra Kapil, Jared Ladd, Guanzhong Liang, Huanyu Liu, David Maas, Phillip Nguyen, Zhenchang Qi, Wei Qu, Brennan Roberson, Nicholas Verdoni, Carter Walford, Dillon Walker, Zetian Wang, Heng Xu, Xu Yang, and Liyuan Zhang

Math Majors Graduated in Summer 2020

Emilee Buol, Drew Doyle, Nathan Ghanavati, Jinyu Hu, Yakira McKay, Lucille Melcher, Kyle Pekarek, Huixin Peng, Jonghyun Yoo, Wenjun Yuan, and Geigh Zollicoffer

Senior Honors and Distinction Theses (directed by)

Will Brunner (Timothy Gay, Physics & Herman Batelaan, Physics), Spring 2021

Allison Cruikshank (Huijing Du, Mathematics & Yawen Guan, Statistics), Spring 2021

Diego Galvan (Adam Larios, Mathematics & Petronela Radu, Mathematics), Spring 2021

Andrew Harr (Petronela Radu, Mathematics & Adam Larios, Mathematics), Spring 2021

Kushagra Kapil (Etsuko Moriyama, Biological Sciences & Jitender Deogun, Computer Science), Fall 2020

Jackson Lederer (Martin Centurion, Physics & Herman Batelaan, Physics), Spring 2021

Jesse Osborn (Ilya Kravchenko, Physics & Ken Bloom, Physics), Spring 2021

UCARE Awards and Undergraduate Research Participation (directed by)

Allison Cruikshank (Huijing Du); Diego Galvan (Adam Larios); Anjaneshwar Ganesan (Petronela Radu); Andrew Harr (Petronela Radu); Jesse Osnes (Bo Deng); and Ana Podariu (Yu Jin)

2020 Putnam Contest Participants

Anjaneshwar Ganesan, Katie Gerot, Stephanie Marsh, and Caitlin Murphy

Pi Mu Epsilon — Inducted Spring 2021

Charles Bonk, Grace Farson, and Ronit Gandhi

Department Scholarship Awards

54 scholarships were awarded for the 2020-21 academic year.

Irwin Dubinsky Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics

Will Brunner

Joel Stebbins Fund

Cheyenne Warren

Dean H. and Floreen G. Eastman Memorial Scholarships in Mathematics

Samantha Bannister, Alexander Batelaan, Ciara Baumert, Tomohide Bessho, Kasey Brabec, Zach Cairney, Dylan Chapin, Allison Cruikshank, Collin Dougherty, Stanley Drvol, Zoe Engelbert, Grace Farson, Diego Galvan, Anjaneshwar Ganesan, Elizabeth Griggs, Joshua Gromowsky, Andrew Haar, Ryan Lampe, Jackson Lederer, Benjamin Lohrman, Aleah Miller, Nicholas Nguyen, Ray Nierman, Jesse Osborn, Jesse Osnes, Anthony Palmesano, Ana Podariu, Lara Quiring, Ava Rech, Lexus Root, Amanda Rowley, Joshua Schmidt, Spencer Schmidt, Simon Schoenbeck, Jarod Schwinck, Margaret Scott, Nicholas Scott, and Nicholas White

Gallup UNL Math Day Fund

Lixin Cao

Drusilla Winchester Scholarship

Thomas Walton

Renneman/Luebbers Scholarship in Math

Meghan Ryan and Thomas Walton

Ruby Wittemore Fund

Ciara Baumert

Dr. Huben Schneider Scholarship

Luke Van Drie

Sylvia & Hans Jeans Mathematics Scholarship

Alexander Batelaan, Will Brunner, Alexander Fetzner, Michael Schneider, Liam Seper, Luke Van Drie, and Cheyenne Warren

Linda Bors Mathematics Scholarship

Grace Farson


Graduate Students

2020 Ph.Ds.

December 2020 Ph.D.: 

Matt Reichenbach, "Spectral Properties of a Non-compact Operator in Ecology", Geospatial Research Laboratory (US Army Corps of Engineers)

May 2021 Ph.Ds.: 

Juliana Bukowsi, "Free Semigroupoid Algebras from Categories of Paths", Georgetown College

Elizabeth Carlson, "Enhanced Effication of Turbulent Flow Observations: Parameter Recovery, Sensitivity Analysis, Nonlinear Data Assimilation Algorithms, and a Real-World Implementation",

Taran Funk, "Frobenius and Homological Dimensions of Complexes",

Su Ji Hong, "On the realization of real Schur roots as planar curves", Yale University

Robert Huben, "Gauge-Invariant Uniqueness and Reductions of Ordered Groups",

August 2021 Ph.Ds.: 

Eric Hopkins "N-Fold Matrix Factorizations", Asst. Professor, College of the Ozarks

Erica Hopkins, "Complexes over the Exterior Algebra with Small Homology"

Aurora Marks, "Title", Job

Adolfo Amadeus Martin, "Curved BGG Correspondence", Preceptor of Mathematics at Harvard University

Alyssa Whittemore, "Title", Job

Master's Degree Recipients

August 2020, MAT:

Alyssa Baber, Geoff Carnahan, Keira Johnson, Corey Jones, Jim Lynam, Laura Rademacher, Drew Rische, Hannah Rundle, Kaitlyn Tenski, Alison Timoney, Alison Willis

May 2021, MAT:

Hannah Beck, Nicholas Clayburn, Kelsey Cordero

MS/MA, May 2021:

Molly Creagar, Matthew Enlow, Abigail Long, April Loyd, Robert Martin, Meraiah Martinez, Sarthak Neupane, Justin Nguyen, Shah Roshan Zamir, Isabel Safarik, Andrew Soto Levins, Kaitlin Tademy, Kathryn Van Etten, Anh Vo, Daniel Welchons

Awards and Fellowships

2020-2021 Othmer Graduate Fellowship

Tessa Stevens

2020-2021 Chancellors Graduate Fellowship

Audrey Goodnight and Apala Mandal

2020 Walter Mientka Teaching Award

Brittany Johnson

2020 Don Miller Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student

Hayley Olson

2020 Outstanding First Year Student

Meraiah Martinez

2020 Outstanding Qualifying Exam

Gregory Faurot

2020 Bill Leavitt Award

Eric Hopkins

2020 Lloyd Jackson Award

Sara Myers

2020 Emeritus Faculty Fellowships

Dylan McKnight

2020 Grace Chisholm Young and William Henry Young Fellowship

Vincent Longo

Amy Bouska GTA Leadership Award

Nicole Buczkowski

Linda Bors Fellowships

Michael DeBellevue

Emiily McMillon

Ana Wright

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Collin Victor (2020)

Molly Creagar (2021)

NASA Nebraska Space Grant Fellowship

Emiily McMillon

2020-2021 Steven Haataja Award for Outstanding Exposition by a Graduate Student

To be Announced

2020-2021 AMS Officers

Jake Kettinger (President) and Kathryn Van Etten (Secretary/Treasurer)

2020-2021 Internships and Summer Schools

Center for Communication Studies (SCAMP) - Audrey Goodnight

Ocuvera - Meraiah Martinez

Summer School: MSRI Gauge Theory, Summer 2021, Nick Myers

Sandia National Lab - Jason Vander Woude

2020-2021 Conference Speakers and Poster Sessions

Meeting, Place, Time - Name


Faculty and Staff

Promotion to Full Professor

X

Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

X

Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

X

UNL Awards

Nathan Wakefield, Distinguished Teaching Award

New Faculty — Fall 2020

Jack Jeffries

New Postdocs — Fall 2020

Amy Bennett

Animesh Biswas

Family & Friends Recognition Awards (formerly known as the Parents' Recognition Award)

Kelli Roeber-Schoening (1), Mark Walker (4), Kevin Gonzales (5)

Roger Wiegand Award

To Be Announced

Faculty and Staff Members Serving for 0 (mod 5) Years

Jim Lewis (50 years)

David Pitts (35 years)

Tom Danaher (25 years)

Mark Walker (25 years)

Bill Rogge (15 years)

Hujing Du (5 years)

Kevin Gonzales (5 years)

Tri Lai (5 years)

Xavier Perez Gimenez (5 years)

Thank you to the GSAB members (Molly Creagar, David Lieberman, Isabel Safarik, Maia Wichman, Ana Wright) and Marilyn Johnson for organizing the department’s 22nd annual recognition event, noting accomplishments from June 2020 to May 2021.

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