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2013 Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence recipients announced

A lawyer called to testify before U.S. House members, a political scientist whose research with a student led to the development of a prominent Web-accessible database on foreign aid and a chemist who garnered national attention for success in developing young women scientists are among this year’s recipients of the Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence at William & Mary.

Allison Oldham ’13
Adding up CSUMS

For the past five summers, while other students were hitting the beach, William & Mary math majors had been hitting the books and the labs to conduct computational mathematics research.

Student, professors receive PBK awards

On Feb. 28, the Alpha of Virginia Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa presented awards recognizing the accomplishments of Allison Oldham '13 and Professors Robert Leventhal and Barbara Watkinson.

Almost like magic

All actions in nature can be expressed numerically. That’s biomathematics in a very, very small nutshell. Kiah Hardcastle has her own way to describe the concept.

Students win award at Joint Statistical Meetings

Walter Hickey ('12) and Bimal Parakkal (M.S. (COR) '11) placed second at the American Statistical Association's Section on Statistical Graphics 2011 Data Expo Competition. The students competed against a field of ten other teams in a poster competition held at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in Miami Beach, Florida.

2010 Chair's Letter

Academic year 2009-10 was a busy one for our department. Our curriculum grew substantially, the College's program review of our department was completed, we moved to new space in Jones Hall, we have a new department chair, and we dealt with the continuing budget shortfall using outside grants and gifts from our friends and former students.

Professor Sarah Day received NSF Earlier Career Award

Dr. Sarah Day received an NSF Earlier Career Award: (DMS CAREER 0955604, Computational Dynamics and Topology), which is one of most prestigious awards in support of the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars.

Students won awards in National Meetings

Andrew Wilcox and Virginia Forstall won first prize in the Poster Session, 2010 Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Francisco, CA. Patrick Steele won an Honorable distinction award in poster presentation, Data Expo competition, 2009 Joint Statistical Meetings, Washington, D.C.

Plumeri
Plumeri recipients represent a distinguished list

It's an impressive list - one that includes 20 individuals who are among the best and brightest faculty at the College of William and Mary. Now, they are also the inaugural recipients of the Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence.

Letchworth ('07) honored with Jefferson Prize

Kendra Letchworth, a senior physics and mathematics major at the College of William and Mary, has been named the recipient of the college’s 2007 Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy.