Olivia Ding is the 2021 recipient of William & Mary’s Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy. The honor is endowed by the trustees of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation to recognize excellence in the sciences and mathematics in an undergraduate student.
A William & Mary mathematician and an undergraduate student are part of a team that has developed an interactive, user-friendly dashboard tracking COVID-19 infections and deaths across the U.S.
A team of three William & Mary undergrads hit the back of the net this spring, scoring top honors in an international mathematics competition with their analysis of soccer team strategies.
If Leah Shaw gets any time to herself during this period of social distancing, she plans to run a simulation — on social distancing.
As a research lab of the university’s Global Research Institute, AidData facilitates innovative research projects that bring students and faculty together to solve global problems.
Grace Solini, a member of William & Mary’s class of 2020, will receive the Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy.
The next big thing in materials science may already be here – and it’s clogging up your showerhead.
William & Mary’s legacy of success with the Goldwater Scholarship Program continues in 2019 as two students have been named to the exclusive list of undergraduate scholars. Hana Warner ’20 and Grace Solini ‘20 are among just 496 undergraduate students nationwide to be named Goldwater Scholars in 2019.
Sofya Zaytseva, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Applied Science at William & Mary, is working to engineer a better oyster reef.
Jacopo Gliozzi is the 2019 recipient of William & Mary’s Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy. The honor is endowed by the trustees of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation to recognize excellence in the sciences and mathematics in an undergraduate student.
An algorithm used to solve shipping problems, manage kidney exchanges and karyotype chromosomes will now be pairing William & Mary students with pre-major advisors.
Molly Atwater earned two degrees in five years at William & Mary. Now she's completed an award-winning analysis of the operations of a free clinic based in Yorktown.
As William & Mary celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence, these are just a few of the distinguished professors to receive that honor.
Likhitha Kolla is this year’s recipient of William & Mary’s Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy. The award is endowed by the trustees of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation to recognize excellence in the sciences and mathematics in an undergraduate student.
William & Mary’s team was named First Runner-Up in the 2017 iGEM competition, beating out all but one team in a large field in the quest for what has been dubbed the World Cup of Science.
William & Mary has hosted the gathering before, in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2014.
Jean Shuler ’63 has hiked to the top of Mt. Whitney, run marathons in London and Barcelona and explored Machu Picchu and Cuzco.
It's the second year in a row Christian Cargill and Regan Rome have been so honored, with Rome also winning the award after the fall cross-country season.
Caitlin Lewis Smallwood ’88 directs a team of around 50 data scientists, engineers and mathematicians at Netflix in Los Gatos, California.
Like many college and university seniors around, Caroline Golino ’17 is anticipating her graduation with both excitement and contemplation.
The following books by William & Mary faculty members were published in 2016.
The scholarships are reserved for students studying math, science or engineering who intend to pursue a Ph.D.
Walter Hickey '12 is the lead lifestyle writer for FiveThirtyEight, a website that uses statistical analysis to tell compelling stories about elections, politics, sports, science, economics and entertainment.
A team of undergraduate students and faculty members in the Department of Mathematics attended and presented at the 2016 Joint Mathematics Meeting (JMM) in Seattle, Washington.
Halleran is the co-recipient of the 2016 Jefferson Prize, sharing the award with Isaac Alty, a chemistry and ancient Greek major.
An interdisciplinary team of William & Mary students have brought home one of the biggest prizes in synthetic biology, an honor that has been called the World Cup of Science.
William & Mary student Aaron Murphy '15 recently became the highest ranked parliamentary debater in the United States and has earned the American Parliamentary Debate Association title of Speaker of the Year.
Twenty William & Mary professors are being honored this year with the university's prestigious Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence.
William & Mary has logged an unusual "clean sweep" in a prestigious national scholarship program, with all four of the university's nominees winning Goldwater Scholarships.
Area middle school and high school students participated annual national mathematics competitions in William and Mary
Larry Leemis has been preparing a record number of students for success in the actuarial science field.
Will Bergan ’15, a math and physics double major from Springfield, Virginia, is the 2015 recipient of William & Mary’s Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy, William & Mary's top honor for science and mathematics undergraduates.
An international leader in the field of neuroscience, one of the country's foremost legal thinkers on children's rights and family law, and an internationally renowned ethnomusicologist whose latest work focuses on the music of Oman are among this year's recipients of the Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence at William & Mary.
The Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy is one of the highest undergraduate prizes awarded at William & Mary.
William & Mary math student Robert Torrence is shedding some light on a decades-old game that continues to puzzle thousands each year.
William & Mary's mathematicians are taking data analysis to a new extreme — and they're looking for students to join them.
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.
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.
8 mathematics major students presented their research work in Undergraduate Mathematics Conference in Washington, April 21-22, 2012. Their work were supported by National Science Foundation grant on Computational Science Training for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences (CSUMS).
Record high number of mathematics majors graduate from William and Mary in May 2012
First awarded in 2009, Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence have touched faculty and students in almost every corner of the campus, and now the College is announcing the 2012 honorees.
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.
Ari Cukierman is the 2012 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy.
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.
Associate Professor of History Andrew Fisher wins the 2011 Raft Debate in convincing fashion.
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.
William & Mary mathematician Chi-Kwong Li has been awarded a Fulbright grant by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.
Computer Science and Mathematics double major is admired for his tenacity in researching difficult problems.
Olivia Walch, a Math & Biophysics double major, has won the Washington Post's contest for "Next Great Cartoonist."
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 Larry Leemis has received the 2010 Plumeri Award for Excellence.
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.
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.
Professor Chi-Kwong Li has been awarded a Fulbright grant by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) to visit Hong Kong in the spring and fall of 2011.
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.
Ashwin Rastogi '08 has won the prestigious Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy for 2008.
An $800,000 NSF grant by an interdisciplinary team of faculty will help bring computational mathematics into the undergraduate curricula.
Ashwin Rastogi, a junior math/physics major, has been named as one of 2007-08 Goldwater Scholars.
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.
Vladimir Bolotnikov changes his classroom technique to match the abilities and background to students enrolled in each of the math classes he teaches.
Three William and Mary students, two of them Math majors, received Goldwater Scholarships in 2006.
When Sebastian Schreiber talks about his work, he uses quite a few references to rock lyrics.
Paul A. Smith, a senior mathematics major from Blacksburg, Va., is the recipient of the College's 2006 Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy.