Awards

Each fall the Department awards two prizes.

  • The Z.W. Birnbaum award, instituted in 1986 in honor of our distinguished emeritus professor, recognizes the graduate student who gives the outstanding general exam during the past year.
  • The Dorothy M. Gilford teaching award, instituted in 1992, recognizes outstanding performance by a graduate teaching assistant during the past year.

Past recipients are:

Year Z.W. Birnbaum Recipient(s) Dorothy M. Gilford Teaching Award Recipient(s)
2016-2017 Qiyang Roy Han & Luca Weihs Anne Wagner
2015-2016 W. Chad Young Rebecca Ferrell & Alec Greaves-Tunnell
2014-2015 Jason Xu Corinne Jones & Kyle Lo
2013-2014 David Gerard Amrit Dhar
2012-2013 Roderick Theobald James Harmon & Laina Mercer
2011-2012 Bailey Fosdick Jonathan Azose
2010-2011 Dominique Perrault-Joncas Bailey Fosdick
2009-2010 Le Bao Roddy Theobald
2008-2009 Arseni Seregin & Will Kleiber Shaun White & Gail Potter
2007-2008 Roopesh Ranjan & Yanming Di Ryan Admiraal & Mark Wheldon
2006-2007 Larissa Stanberry Assaf Oron
2005-2006 Veronica Berrocal Linqiu Wu
2004-2005 Qunhua Li & Debashis Mondal Caroline Cutting & Albert Kim
2003-2004 Raphael Gottardo & Marloes Maathuis Amanda Cox & Krista Gile & J. McLean Sloughter
2002-2003 Fadoua Balabdaoui & Mathias Drton Veronica Berrocal
2001-2002 Amy Anderson & Solly Sieberts Rebecca Nugent
2000-2001 Shuguang Song Dana Coe & Kevin Connely
1999-2000 Daniela Golinelli Amy Anderson & Anton Westveld
1998-1999 Greg Ridgeway Erin Sullivan
1997-1998 Nilanjan Chatterjee Tracy Glass
1996-1997 Ying Zhang & Sylvain Sardy  
1995-1996 Chris Volinsky Ingo Ruczinski
1994-1995 Dean Billheimer Simon Byers
1993-1994 Wendy Meiring Craig Aumann
1992-1993 Geof Givens Chris Volinsky
1991-1992 Shili Lin Paul Nakayu
1990-1991 Jens Praestgaard  
1989-1990 James Hughes  
1988-1989 Michael Newton  
1987-1988 Charlie Geyer  
1985-1986 John Michalak  

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