College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Mathematics

2004 Scholarship & Awards Ceremony

The Mathematics Department at Washington State University celebrated its 2004 Scholarship Awards Ceremony on April 29, 2004 in the Neill Hall Sydney Hacker Lounge.  Faculty, relatives, staff, students and friends joined the annual event to recognize outstanding freshman, sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students, for outstanding academic achievement and teaching awards. You may view photos of the event, as well as a brief description of some of the students' achievements. To learn more about each scholarship, please visit the scholarships page on the Department of Mathematics website. 

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Alan Genz, Department Chairman Dr. Alan Genz, Chairman of the Department of Mathematics, welcomed students, relatives, faculty, staff, and friends to the spring 2004 Scholarship Awards Ceremony, and provided opening remarks.
Kylan Robinson Kylan Robinson received the Bell Freshman Mathematics Scholarship which was presented by Dr. Duane DeTemple. Kylan is from Tacoma, Washington. A few of Kylan's many accomplishments include: Washington State University Regents Scholar 2002, Glenn Terrel Presidential Scholar 2003, United States Achievement Academy Scholar 2002, Yale Science and Engineering Association Award 2002, Herbert Hoover Young Engineer Award in 2003 and 2001, and first place in the 2003 Washington State Science and Engineering Fair. Upon graduation, he would like to work with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory designing and implementing computer hardware for use on aircraft and spacecraft. The department is pleased to offer this award to Kylan.
Lindsey Kimble Lindsey Kimble also received the Bell Freshman Mathematics Scholarship which was presented by Dr. Darrell Kent. Lindsey is from Palouse, Washington and is a future math teacher. She received the American Association of Women Award in both math and science during her senior year in high school. In both her junior and senior high school years, she received the William F. Halpin Math and Science Foundation Student of the Year award for both Math and Science, as well as many other awards. She placed second in the 2001 WSU Math Day PROBE Test. She has a history of impressive athletic accomplishments in volleyball, basketball and softball. The department recognizes Lindsey's outstanding achievements' and work.
Jeremy Stalberger Jeremy Stalberger received the Knebelman Memorial Scholarship which was presented by Dr. Jave Pascual. Jeremy is from Walla Walla, Washington and will graduate with a degree in Actuarial Science. He has been the recipient of many awards, some of which include: National Society of Collegiate Scholars 2003, Presidents Honor Roll 2002, Washington State Scholar 2002, and Distinguished Regents Scholar 2001. He serves as a floor representative for Honors Hall Government and will be doing research this summer with Dr. V.S. Manoranjan, Associate Dean of the College of Sciences. This scholarship recognizes Jeremy as an outstanding sophmore in mathematics.
Dina Zografos Dina Zografos received the J. Russell and Mildred H. Vatnsdal Memorial Scholarship which was presented by Dr. Duane DeTemple. Dina is from Portland, Oregon and is a future secondary education math teacher. She is a member of the WSU Honors College and the National Society for Collegiate Scholars. She currently tutors twice a week in math and reading, and is part of Cyber Tutoring research. She has been a President's Scholar since her freshman year. Her future includes a master's degree in education. Last year she was the recipient of the Knebelman Memorial Scholarship (2003-2004). The department is pleased to offer this award to Dina in recognition of her many accomplishments.
Sherod Eubanks Sherod Eubanks received the Knebelman Outstanding Senior Award presented by Dr. Duane DeTemple. Sherod is from Spokane, Washington and plans to complete a masters degree in Mathematics, upon graduation, and then teach mathematics at the community college level, or earn a Ph.D in Mathematics. Sherod has been an undergraduate teaching assistant with the Department of Mathematics since 2000. He received the Sidney G. Hacker Memorial Scholarship 2001-2002, and the Freshman Achievement Award from WSU. He is a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society. The department is pleased to recognize his work and academic achievement.
Audrey Yeo Audrey Yeo received the William and Mary Lynn Graber Endowment Fund presented by Dr. Jave Pascual. Audrey is from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and will graduate with a major in Operations research, and a minor in Decision Science. Upon graduation she plans to continue her education with a master's degree in Mathematics from WSU. She will then work in the business sector. Audrey's academic achievement is high and she volunteers her help to students taking Chinese classes. In Malaysia, she taught both mathematics and science to elementary students in a tuition center. She would like to participate in research as she continues her education at WSU. The department is pleased to acknowledge her with this award.
Andrew Fowler Andrew Fowler (right) received the Sidney G. and Evelyn Hacker Research Scholarship for Undergraduate Students presented by Dr. Alan Genz. Andrew is from Covington, WA and majors in math and english. He will work with Dr. William Webb, Department of Mathematics, on a project that will consist of various combinations of coins and so called "counterfeit" coins, where the goal of the problem is to determine the counterfeits using a scale or balance in the fewest number of weighings. He will investigate how the Singer's Theorem, the Bose-Chowla Theorem, and others from Additive Number Theory, could be used to construct efficient algorithms for a variety of coin weighing problems.
Jeremy Stalberger Jeremy Stalberger (left) received the Sidney G. and Evelyn Hacker Research Scholarship for Undergraduate Students presented by Dr. Alan Genz. The Walla Walla native will work on a research project under Dr. V.S. Manoranjan, Associate Dean of the College of Sciences and Professor of Mathematics. The project will involve studying a dynamical system model describing plankton growth in lakes. He will theoretically and computationally study the model making use of such concepts as phase plane and limit cycle. He hopes to obtain solutions describing the growth pattern of plankton in relation to farm fertilizer applications.
Andy Loveless Andy Loveless received the Sydney G. and Evelyn Hacker Scholarship for Graduate Students presented by Dr. William Webb. Andy's hometown is Yakima, Washington. He is a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Mathematics and has been a teaching assistant since Fall 2002. He is a dedicated student and teaching assistant. His wife is completing her master's degree with the College of Education. The department is pleased to award Andy with this scholarship.
Kent Griffin Kent Griffin received the Sydney G. and Evelyn Hacker Scholarship for Graduate Students presented by Dr. Michael Tsatsomeros. Kent holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Utah State University in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics. He has extensive experience as a software engineer and developer with Microsoft, among other companies. He holds six U.S. patents in graphics rendering systems. He is pursuing a Ph.D in Mathematics with a specialization in Numerical Linear Algebra.
Huajun Zhou Huajun Zhou received the Sidney G. and Evelyn Hacker Scholarship for Graduate Students presented by Dr. Haijun Li. Haujun is a Ph.D candidate in Mathematics. She came to WSU four years ago from Beijing, China after completing a bachelors degree in Computer Science. She is currently working with Dr. Haijun Li on her Ph.D thesis involving multivariate counting processes and their applications to multi-component maintenance models.
Yuntao Zhu Yuntao Zhu received the Sidney G. and Evelyn Hacker Scholarship for Graduate Students presented by Dr. Alex Khapalov. The doctoral dissertation research of Yuntao is on algorithms for stochastic semidefinite programming, a new class of optimization problems that attempts to generalize deterministic semidefinite programming on the one hand, and standard stochastic programming on the other. Yuntao is also planning to complete a MS in Computer Science. Yuntao's advisor is Dr. Ari Ariyawansa.
Yuntao Zhu and Huajun Zhou Yuntao Zhu and Huajun Zhou, husband and wife, who are each pursuing their doctoral degree in mathematics.
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