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Jordan Ellenberg featured in Nova's "Prediction by the Numbers"


Appearing on the PBS program “Nova,” UW–Madison professor and math expert Jordan Ellenberg explained how understanding simple facts about probability can help people in their everyday lives. “Prediction by the Numbers” aired Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.

Autumn Kent named as a Vilas Associate


Autumn Kent was appointed a Vilas Associate through the university's prestigious Vilas Associates competition.  

The Vilas Associate appointment is awarded to a faculty with new, ongoing, significant and high-quality research. The Divisional Research Committees of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education chooses the competitive recipients based on a detailed proposal. The appointment provides summer salary for two summers and $12,500 in flexible research funding for two fiscal years.

Sam Stechmann named as Vilas Associate


Samuel Stechmann was appointed a Vilas Associate through the university's prestigious Vilas Associates competition.  

The Vilas Associate appointment is awarded to a faculty with new, ongoing, significant and high-quality research. The Divisional Research Committees of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education chooses the competitive recipients based on a detailed proposal. The appointment provides summer salary for two summers and $12,500 in flexible research funding for two fiscal years.

Melanie Matchett Wood named Top 50 Women in STEM


Melanie Matchett Wood has been named as one of the Top 50 Women in STEM, as published by TheBestSchools.org.  
https://thebestschools.org/features/50-top-women-in-stem/

Congratulations, Melanie!

Math Grad Student Awarded Campus Wide TA Award


Juliette Bruce has won a Campus-Wide Teaching Assistant Award for Exceptional Service.  She is a fourth-year PhD student in Mathematics and has taught classes in algebra, statistics and probability, and calculus. Additionally, she has held a non-standard teaching assistant position with the Madison Math Circle, an outreach program sponsored by the math department, since spring 2016.

“One aspect of teaching for the Madison Math Circle that I really enjoy is taking the University of Wisconsin–Madison beyond the bounds of campus, making our learning community open and inclusive to as many people as possible,” Juliette said.

 

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