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Awards are decided in November and December by members of the department awards committees.
Senior Faculty Teaching Award
The Department of Mathematics has established a Senior Faculty Teaching Award in recognition of the importance of the place of all faculty members in the teaching and learning of mathematics. The award will be made when it is deemed appropriate and announced in early December.
Eligibility: All faculty members holding the rank of associate professor, full professor, lecturer, or senior lecturer including visitors and faculty from other departments teaching MATH courses.
Junior Faculty Teaching Award
The Department of Mathematics has established a Junior Faculty Teaching Award in recognition of the importance of the place of junior faculty in the teaching and learning of mathematics. The award will be announced in early December. Awards will be made based upon the faculty member’s ability to develop student’s appreciation and understanding of mathematics.
Eligibility: Tenure-track assistant professors, H. C. Wang assistant professors, and visiting assistant professors.
Graduate Student Teaching Award
The Department of Mathematics has established a Graduate Teaching Assistant Award in recognition of the importance of TAs in the teaching and learning of mathematics. The award will be announced in early December. The selection may be based on one or more of the following criteria: the TA’s ability to develop students’ appreciation and understanding of mathematics, creative use or development of materials, success in helping students master material, and improvement of teaching skills over time.
Eligibility: Graduate students who have been teaching assistants in the Department of Mathematics for at least two semesters. Previous recipients cannot be nominated a second time.
Previous Award Recipients:
|Quincy Loney||James Barnes
|2015||Yuri Berest||David Zywina||Wayne Uy
|Sanjay Dharmavaram||Laura Escobar
|2013||Richard Rand||Clinton Conley||Anoop Grewal
|2012||Steven Strogatz||Nathaniel Eldredge
Ana Rita Pires
|Kathryn Sullivan Montovan|
|2011||Timothy Healey||Timothy Riley||Mircea Pitici
|2010||Reyer Sjamaar||W. Frank Moore||Mihai Bailesteanu
|2009||Ravi Ramakrishna||Guang (Dennis) Yang||Benjamin Lundell
|2007||Allen Hatcher||Alvaro Lozano-Robledo
|2005||David Henderson||Hsiao-Bing Cheng||Melanie Pivarski
|2004||Leonard Gross||Tara Brendle
|2003||Maria Terrell||Dan Zaffran||Dan Ciubotaru|
|2002||Michael Stillman||Matthew Fickus||Christopher Francisco|
|2001||Alfred Schatz||Ravi Ramakrishna||Lee Gibson|
Department Prizes and Awards for Graduate Students
Robert John Battig Graduate Prize
Recipients of the Battig Prize are graduate students in mathematics at Cornell who have passed their A exam (typically in their second year of study). Any such graduate student is eligible regardless of social and financial background. A department committee composed of the chair, the director of graduate studies and three members of the department's graduate admissions committee select a recipient each year based on excellence and promise in mathematics.
Eleanor Norton York Award
Each year a student in the Mathematics Department and a student in the Astronomy Department, in which Eleanor York was employed, are selected to receive this award. The recipients are chosen from those in the middle of their graduate education on the basis of their achievements to date to encourage them to have even more success in the future.
Awarded by the Mathematics Department to graduate students who have been outstanding in their work as teaching assistants or as students in the graduate program, the Hutchinson Fellowship provides one semester of relief from teaching to allow students to work on their thesis problems. Accordingly, it is given to students who have completed three years of study and are not in their final year.
The Torng Prize
Established in 2017 by former graduate student Bung-Fung Torng, this prize is awarded annually to an outstanding graduate student for their work as a teacher. It provides summer support for the student to focus on their thesis work.
Previous Award Recipients:
|Year||Battig Prize||York Award||Hutchinson Fellowship||Torng Prize|
Swee Hong Chan
|Gautam Gopal Krishnan||Maru Sarazola Duarte|
|2016-2017||Wai-Kit Yeung||Anwesh Ray||Ian Pendleton
|Iian Smythe||Kristen Pueschel|
|2014-2015||Laura Escobar Vega
Valente Ramirez Garcia Luna
|Kai Fong Ernest Chong||Robert Kesler
|2012-2013||Diana Ojeda Aristizabal|
|Jenna Rajchgot||Adam Bjorndahl
|2010-2011||Kathryn Lindsey||Milena Pabiniak||Juan Alonso
Ho Hon Leung
Saul Blanco Rodriguez
Yan Ling Wu*
|2002-2003||Todd Kemp||Christopher Hardin
|2001-2002||Fernando Marques||Christopher Francisco
* Astronomy recipients