Congratulations to Lu Wang on her award of the Vilas Faculty Early Investigator Award. The award is meant to recognize research and teaching excellence in faculty who are relatively early in their careers.
Congratulations to Sebastien Roch, Dima Arinkin and Jordan Ellenberg in being named Simon Fellows. The Simons Fellows programs in both Mathematics and Theoretical Physics provide funds to faculty for up to a semester-long research leave from classroom teaching and administrative obligations.
John Heim, IT system administrator, has been awarded the 2017 Martha Casey Award for Excellence. This competitive campus-wide award celebrates the "unsung hero" of many departments and John certainly qualifies. John has developed several applications to smooth student transitions and administrative processes since he's started in 2005. John will be honored at a ceremony at the Fluno Center on April 10, 2018.