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Award Winners

Award winners are listed along with biographical notes where available. Updates and corrections are welcome.

Archimedes Prize

The Archimedes Prize is awarded annually by the Department in recognition of outstanding achievements in undergraduate mathematics.

Year Name Notes
2018 Danika Van Niel Graduate student (Michigan State University, Mathematics)
2017 Mengran Zhang Graduate student (Yale University, Statistics)
2016 Kamm Lemay Operational support for the US government
2016 Yuqing (Tessa) Xie M.S. in Finance (MIT), Quantitative Investment Fellow at T. Rowe Price
2015 Stephen Sorokanich III Graduate student (University of Maryland, Mathematics)
2014 Neill Warrington Graduate student (University of Maryland, Physics)
2013 Joseph Andrade Actuarial trainee at Hanover Insurance Group
2013 Benjamin Hatch Financial analyst at J.P. Morgan
2013 Jaimee Robertson M.S. in Chemical Engineering (Syracuse University), Research scientist at Cambridge Polymer Group
2012 In Gun Kim Graduate student (University of Wisconsin)
2012 Seth Rothschild Ph.D. in Mathematics (Tufts University), Research Scientist at Feature Labs, Inc.
2012 James Schwartz Design engineer at MYT Works
2011 Justin Cyr Ph.D. in Mathematics (Indiana University), Quantitative Analyst at Citigroup
2011 Jakub Kotynia Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft
2010 Sean Sweeney Ph.D. in Physics (Syracuse University)
2009 Daniel Kocis Risk Analyst at LCH.Clearnet
2009 Darien Mitchell-Tontar Faculty member at Nido de Aguilas
2008 Jacob Mezey Project Engineer at Flatrock Engineering & Environmental
2007 Stephen Hermes Ph.D. in Mathematics (Brandeis University), Visiting Lecturer in Mathematics (Wellesley College)
2007 David Kelley Ph.D. in Computer Science (University of Maryland), Bioinformatics Scientist at CalicoLabs
2006 Suresh Eswarathasan Ph.D. in Mathematics (University of Rochester), Lecturer at Cardiff University
2006 Steven W. Nydick Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology (University of Minnesota), Data Scientist Developer at Korn Ferry
2005 Robert Miller Ph.D. in Mathematics (University of Washington), Software Engineer at Google
2004 Maria Scalzo Air Force Research Laboratory
2004 Elizabeth Teska Information Technology analyst at SU
2003 Regina Ruth Barnes Teacher at Nottingham High School
2002 Cosmin Anitescu Ph.D. in Mathematics (Syracuse University), Post-doctoral researcher at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
2002 Joshua Goldstein Manager at PwC

Euclid Prize

The Euclid Prize is awarded annually by the Department to the most promising math majors who are not graduating in the year of the award.

Year Name Notes
2018 Xuerui Yang  
2017 Jordan Barrett Graduate student (Syracuse University, Mathematics)
2017 Danika Van Niel Graduate student (Michigan State University, Mathematics)
2016 Zhenyun Shi Graduate student (Columbia University, Statistics)
2016 Mengran Zhang Graduate student (Yale University, Statistics)
2015 Zhan Zhao Graduate student (Cornell University, Computer Science)
2014 Stephen Sorokanich III Graduate student (University of Maryland, Mathematics)
2013 Dylan Hsu Graduate student (MIT, Physics)
2013 Randi Rodecker M.S. in Actuarial Science (Columbia University), Financial controller at Swim King Pools
2012 Joseph Andrade Actuarial trainee at Hanover Insurance Group
2012 Benjamin Hatch Financial analyst at J.P. Morgan

Newton Fellowship

Newton Fellowship in Mathematics is awarded by the Department to truly exceptional undergraduates early in their academic career.

Year Name Notes
2017 Xuerui Yang  

University Scholars

The highest undergraduate academic honor bestowed by Syracuse University. Twelve graduating seniors are selected for it every year. Recent winners among our majors are listed below; SU Archives keep the complete list.

Year Name Notes
2018 Danika Van Niel Graduate student (Michigan State University, Mathematics)
2018 Jordan Barrett Graduate student (Syracuse University, Mathematics)
2016 Samantha Usman Graduate student (Cardiff University, Physics)
2014 Dylan Hsu Graduate student (MIT, Physics)
2013 Ryan Badman Graduate student (Cornell University, Physics)
2013 Jaimee Robertson M.S. in Chemical Engineering (Syracuse University), Research scientist at Cambridge Polymer Group
2009 Gavin Hartnett Ph.D. in Physics (UC Santa Barbara), Associate Physical scientist at RAND