The Department of Mathematics recently awarded outstanding mathematics students for out academic achievement in mathematics courses. The 2021 honorees are:
Ruth Clark Perry Memorial Mathematics Award
The Ruth Clark Perry Memorial Mathematics Award was established in 1969 to be given to an outstanding upper class woman majoring in Mathematics. This year’s awardee is Margaret (Maggie) Harrison. Maggie is from Milton, TN and is currently majoring in Mathematics: STEM Education. She was inspired to major in mathematics thanks to her 8th grade algebra teacher and plans to graduate in December 2022 and continue on to graduate school to obtain a graduate degree in Mathematics Education before going into the teaching field. Her favorite math class so far has been Differential Equations.
John W. Jayne Memorial Mathematics Award
The John W. Jayne Memorial Mathematics Award in 1994 to be given to an outstanding mathematics student. Benjamin Van Breugel, Civil Engineering major, has been given this award for 2021. He was influenced throughout high school with his interest in mathematics because he wanted to apply principles in math and physics to benefit society. He plans to graduate in 2022 and enter the workforce at that time. His favorite math course so far is Differential Equations.
James G. Ware Mathematics Education Award
The James G. Ware Mathematics Education Award was established in 1994 to be given to an outstanding mathematics student planning to teach mathematics at the high school level. This award has been given to Emily Miller in 2021. She is from Kingsport, TN and majoring in Mathematics: STEM Education. She was influenced by her high school calculus teacher to pursue mathematics and realized her freshman year that she wanted to teach mathematics. After graduation she wants to pursue teaching math at the high school level with the possibility of also pursuing a graduate degree as well. Her favorite course she has taken has been Basic Concepts of Geometry.
Winston L. Massey Memorial Mathematics Award
The Winston L. Massey Memorial Mathematics Award was established in 1973 to be given to an outstanding upper class man majoring in mathematics. The 2021 award has been given to Daniel Wittry. He is from Oswego, IL and is majoring in Mathematics: General Mathematics. He has always enjoyed and excelled in math so he decided to major in the subject in hopes that he could apply that knowledge to a career. He plans on gaining experience through an internship to lead to a career after graduation. His favorite class so far has been Differential Equations.
Karel and Harriet Hujer Scholarship
The Karel and Harriet Hujer Scholarship is given each year to an outstanding student in mathematics. This award is given to James Cummins in 2021. James is a native of Chattanooga, TN and is a graduate of the UTC Math Department Undergraduate program. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Applied Mathematics here at UTC. After graduation, he would like to pursue a Ph.D. in Mathematics to inspire the next generation of mathematicians. His favorite course has been Complex Analysis and he is looking forward to Calculus of Variations this fall.
Outstanding Graduate Student Award
The Outstanding Graduate student Award is given each year to an outstanding student in the graduate studies program in Mathematics as UTC. This year’s awardee is Maame Akua (AK) Korsah. Maame is from Takoradi, Ghana and will be graduating with her Masters Degree in Mathematics: Pre-Professional Mathematics in spring 2021. She plans on pursuing her Ph.D. in Computational Science: Computational and Applied Mathematics here at UTC beginning in the fall 2021 semester. She has enjoyed all the math courses she has taken here at UTC, but as part of her current project, she has applied Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis and has appreciated some real-life applications of these courses.
Marjorie Watson Mathematics Scholarship
The Marjorie Watson Scholarship is a renewable scholarship awarded to an incoming freshman student majoring in mathematics. The scholarship is $2000 for the freshman year and $1000 for the sophomore, junior and senior year.
Freshman awardee: Areli Pantaleon
Renewals: Margaret Harrison
Dorothy Dean Shelton Mathematics Scholarship
The Dorothy Dean Shelton Mathematics Scholarship is given to an incoming freshman majoring in mathematics and pays all tuition, fees room and board and books. This year, the scholarship will be renewed for Dahlen Elstran.