## 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.

#### postdoc awards

**Awards for Continued Excellence in Teaching**

**Liggett Instructors Awards**

These new awards are supported by *The Thomas and Christina Liggett Endowed Scholars Fund* to honor the late Professor Emeritus Thomas M. Liggett, for his contributions in research, teaching, and service at UCLA for 51 years.

#### graduate awards

**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.

**Girsky Fellowship Award**

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

**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.

**Liggett Fellow Award**

To recognize outstanding performance among Teaching Assistants.

**UCLA Mathematics Graduate Research Presentation Prize**

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

Austin Christian

#### 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