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Phi Beta Kappa Inducts 58 Mathematics Seniors

Phi Beta Kappa Key

The Xi Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa has elected 58 mathematics majors, among 148 electees from MIT’s Class of 2021, to become members. Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest academic honor society with a very selective invitation process. Membership is awarded to students in recognition of excellent academic records and commitment to the objectives of a liberal education.

Full list of Mathematics Inductees

Congratulations to our newest members of Phi Beta Kappa!

Congratulations to our 2021 PhDs!

Doctoral Students

Department Head Michel Goemans says a few words to some of our PhDs-to-be at the May 24 Hooding Ceremony.

Congratulations to our 26 doctoral candidates receiving their PhDs this year!

Korina Digalaki and Vanshika Jain Receive Honorable Mentions for 2021 Alice T. Schafer Prize

Korina Digalaki Korina Digalaki

From Left: Korina Digalaki, Vanshika Jain

Math seniors Korina Digalaki and Vanshika Jain won Honorable Mentions for the 2021 Alice T. Schafer Prize for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, by the Association for Women in Mathematics.

Congratulations Korina and Vanshika!

Qiuyu Ren and Junyao Peng Each Receive Bucsela Prize

Qiuyu Ren Junyao Peng

From Left: Qiuyu Ren, Junyao Peng

Seniors Qiuyu Ren and Junyao Peng each received the 2021 Jon A. Bucsela Prize in Mathematics for distinguished scholastic achievement, professional promise, and enthusiasm for mathematics.

Congratulations Qiuyu and Junyao!

Jonathan Tidor Receives Johnson Prize

Jonathan Tidor

The 2021 Charles W. and Jennifer C. Johnson Prize for a research paper accepted for publication in a major journal, went to Jonathan Tidor, a fourth-year doctoral candidate. His paper, "Testing linear-invariant properties" (jointly with Professor Yufei Zhao), has been published in Foundations of Computer Science.

Congratulations Jonathan!

Andrei Ionov Receives Housman Award

Andrei Ionov

Graduate student Andrei Ionov has been awarded the 2021 Charles and Holly Housman Award for excellence in teaching. This award is presented to graduate students in mathematics for skill and dedication in undergraduate teaching.

Congratulations Andrei!

Ruoxuan Yang Receives Graduate Appreciation Fellowship

Ruoxuan Yang

Graduate student Ruoxuan Yang has been awarded the 2021 Graduate Appreciation Fellowship. This is presented to graduate women entering their final year, in recognition of contributions to teaching and departmental service.

Congratulations Ruoxuan!

Teaching and Learning Awards

Jack-William Barotta Andrew Lin Nelson Niu Junho Whang Pei-Ken Hung

Top From Left: Jack-William Barotta (photo credit M. Scott Brauer), Andrew Lin, Nelson Niu
Bottom From Left: Junho Whang, Pei-Ken Hung

Seniors Jack-William Barotta, Andrew Lin, and Nelson Niu, and CLE Moore Instructors Junho Whang and Pei-Ken Hung, were recognized by the Department with Teaching and Learning Awards. This is presented in recognition of contributions to teaching.

Also recognized for their outstanding contributions to teaching were Josh Amaniampong, Yongyi Chen, Murilo Curato Zanarella, Felix Gotti, Katie Gravel, Brin Harper, Xzavier Herbert, Sujay Kazi, Daniel Kriz, Jeffery Li, Rene Reyes, Nika Silkin, Shengtong Zhang, and the “Proofs-IAP Workshop” team.

Students Awarded for Community Building

Talia Blum Katie Gravel Carina Hong Peter Haine Chengzhao Zhang

Top From Left: Talia Blum, Katie Gravel, Letong "Carina" Hong
Bottom From Left: Peter Haine, Chengzhao "Richard" Zhang

Undergraduates Talia Blum, Katie Gravel, and Letong "Carina" Hong, and graduate students Peter Haine and Chengzhao "Richard" Zhang received Community Building Awards "for individuals who have made significant contributions to building and strengthening our MIT Mathematics community."

Honorable mention goes to Andrea Arias, Jack-William Barotta, Kevin Chang, Brin Harper, Xzavier Herbert, Andrew Lin, Rachana Madhukara, Nelson Niu, Ana Reyes Sanchez, Boya Song, and Rona Wang.

Congratulations Talia, Katie, Carina, Peter, and Richard!

Students Recognized by 2021 MIT Awards Convocation

Kevin Costello Marisa Gaetz Carina Hong Miles Johnson Anjali Nambrath

Top From Left: Kevin Costello, Marisa Gaetz, Letong "Carina" Hong
Bottom From Left: Miles Johnson, Anjali Nambrath

Kevin Costello ’21 received the Laya and Jerome B. Wiesner Student Art Award, for outstanding achievement in and contributions to the arts at MIT.

Marisa Gaetz ’G received the Priscilla King Gray Award for Public Service, which recognizes exceptional dedication to community engagement and making positive social and environmental changes at MIT and beyond.

Letong "Carina" Hong ’23 received the Emerging Leader Award in recognition of significant contributions to the community and demonstrated potential for leadership and continuing service.

Miles Johnson ’21 received the Ronald E. McNair Scholarship, established in Dr. McNair’s honor by the Black Alumni/ae of MIT, to recognize a Black undergraduate who has demonstrated strong academic performance and who has made a considerable contribution to the minority community.

Anjali Nambrath ’21 received the Laya W. Wiesner Award as an undergraduate woman student who has most enhanced MIT community life.

Complete list of 2021 Awards Convocation honorees

Congratulations Kevin, Marisa, Miles, Carina, and Anjali!

Three Math Majors Named 2021 Burchard Scholars

Ryan Conti Swapnil Garg Jeffery Yu

From Left: Ryan Conti, Swapnil Garg, Jeffery Yu

Sophomore Ryan Conti and juniors Swapnil Garg and Jeffery Yu are among 38 MIT students named 2021 Burchard Scholars by the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS). The Burchard Scholars program recognizes sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated outstanding abilities and academic excellence in the humanities, arts, and social sciences as well as in STEM fields.

Read more in the MIT News.

Congratulations Ryan, Swapnil, and Jeffery!

Welcome Prospective Students!

Check out our Welcome Page for information on the Mathematics Department and the opportunities you can find here.

COVID-19 Update

The Math Department’s top priority is to help everyone through this unpredictable time by being flexible and understanding about the difficulties presented by the COVID-19 situation.

For information on MIT's response to COVID-19 including campus access, policies, and updates, please see the MIT COVID-19 Updates

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