COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Annalise Miller - 2017 Outstanding Senior


Annalise Miller traveling through the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania while participating in an entrepreneurship challenge through the Carson College of Business and the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health.

From Federal Way, Washington and pursuing a degree in both mathematics and entrepreneurship, Annalise Miller has been chosen as the 2017 Outstanding Senior in Mathematics and Statistics. The award is given for academic excellence and service to WSU and the community.



Annalise is a WSU Distinguished Regents Scholar who has received a Charles "Chuck" Millham Endowed Scholarship in Mathematics and a William and Mary Lynn Graber Development Endowment Fund Scholarship in Mathematics, as well as a Knebelman Memorial Graduating Senior Award in mathematics. As a former undergraduate teaching assistant for the department she helped students with math in the Math Learning Center (MLC). Her 2015 business team took 2nd place in the WSU Global Case Competition and she is a member of the Harold Frank Entrepreneurship Engineering Institute.

She has formed a student venture that will be competing in the WSU Business Plan Competition and is currently in the midst of incorporating it as an LLC, with a provisional patent filed for its product. She is also working on the Solar Decathlon competition as the systems lead, a student-led competition to design, build and market a home that produces as much energy as it uses (net-zero). This competition will culminate in a 10 day competition in Denver Colorado in October 2017. After graduating from WSU she will work full time on the solar decathlon project until its completion and then plans to leave on a peace corp assignment.

Other awards received
  • Boeing Endowed Scholarship for Underrepresented Undergraduates in Science
  • James Humber Memorial Entrepreneurship Scholarship
  • Harold Frank Engineering Entrepreneurship Institute Scholarship (Frank Fellow)
  • True Coug Scholarship
  • Don & Marry Ann Parachini Entrepreneurship Scholarship
  • Meryl M. Mayo Scholarship in Business