## department awards

#### faculty awards

**Sorgenfrey Distinguished Teaching Award**

This award was established in 1996. Professor Sorgenfey was a UCLA faculty member from 1942 through 1978. In 1963, he was the first mathematician to win the university’s Distinguished Teaching Award. The prize honors faculty for excellence in teaching.

Sucharit Sarkar

**Distinguished Teaching Award**

To recognize excellence in teaching among Assistant Adjunct Professors.

Claudia Falcon, Ben Harrop-Griffiths, Hangjie Ji, Leif Zinn-Brooks

#### graduate awards

**Balbes Award**

To recognize the top performing female graduate student.

Yuejiao Sun

**Departmental Teaching Assistant Awards**

To recognize outstanding performance among Teaching Assistants.

Allen David Boozer, Jeremy Brightbill, Yacoub Kureh, Maria Ntekoume

**Dissertation Year Fellowship**

This program is intended to support doctoral students who are advanced to candidacy at the time of nomination by their department to the Graduate Division. Applicants should be within one year of completing and filing the dissertation and planning to start teaching or research appointments soon after the end of their dissertation fellowship year. Approximately 200 fellowships awarded under this program yearly by the Graduate Division.

Bjoern Bringmann, Yuejiao Sun, Jacob Moorman, Laurent Vera

**Edwin and Alice Beckenbach Award**

The award was established in 1984 and is named after Professor Edwin Ford Beckenbach, Emeritus Professor. The award is given to a graduate student in their final year so that it may reduce their teaching duties in order to complete their doctoral dissertation.

Redmond Callaghan Mcnamara

**Girsky Student Award**

This award was endowed by Stephen J. Girsky, a UCLA alumnus to support two meritorious academic performance among graduate students.

David Hemminger and Fei Feng

**Horn-Moez Prize**

This prize was established by Dr. Ali Amir-Moez and named in honor of his advisor, UCLA professor Alfred Horn. The prize recognizes high academic achievements and superior results on the qualifying exam for first year graduate studies.

Itai Bar-Natan, Jason Schuchardt, Mingtao Xia

**Pacific Journal Mathematics Dissertation Award**

David Jekel, Michelle Feng and Maria Ntekoume

**UCLA Mathematics Graduate Research Presentation Prize**

To support a graduate student who excels in the presentation of original research.

Jialin Liu

#### Undergraduate Awards

**Basil Gordon Award**

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is an annual mathematics competition for undergraduate college students enrolled at institutions of higher learning in the United States and Canada. This award is to recognize the top scorer among UCLA student competitors.

The Putnam competition was cancelled due to Covid-19. Unfortunately, there is no award recipient this year.

**Daus Prize**

To recognize the academic accomplishments of a top-ranked student in mathematics at the undergraduate level.

Zheyuan (Kevin) Cui, Alexandru Pascadi, Junhong Shen, Zhoutong (Diana) Wu, Yin Lei

**Girsky Undergraduate Award**

To recognize a top-performing student for high achievement in mathematics.

Anshul Adve

**Outstanding Actuarial Science Student Award**

To recognize outstanding achievement and exceptional performance in actuarial mathematics.

Erik H. Chen

**Outstanding ****Math/Econ Student Award**

To recognize outstanding achievement and exceptional performance in the Mathematics/Economics major.

Jingyi Li, Claire Nelson, and Jack Krupinski

**Putnam Performance Prize**

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is an annual mathematics competition for undergraduate college students enrolled at institutions of higher learning in the United States and Canada. This award is given to UCLA undergraduate participants for their outstanding performance.

The Putnam competition was cancelled due to Covid-19. Unfortunately, there are no award recipients this year.

**Sherwood Prize**

To recognize overall outstanding achievement and exceptional performance in mathematics at the undergraduate level.

Shend Zhjeqi, Joshua Enwright, Samanda (Yuting) Hu, and Richard (Shangjie) Zhang