Why invest in graduate students?
Graduate students work at the heart of the Department's mission.
- As teaching assistants, they educate and inspire thousands of undergraduates each week.
- As researchers, they develop the mathematics of the future.
- As interns, they bring advanced mathematics to bear on problem-solving in industry.
Your gifts will support
- Summer and academic year research fellowships
- Mentoring assistantships and school outreach around the state, through the Illinois Geometry Lab
- Women and minority students
- Association for Women in Mathematics activities
- Dissertation awards
- Professional and career development
- Conference travel
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Jane Butterfield (PhD 2012)
Works as a teaching professor at University of Victoria in Canada, specializing in student learning assessment.
Min Zhao (PhD 2014)
Serves as a revenue scientist at Federal Express after thesis in mathematical logic.
Stephen Berning (PhD 2015)
Works as an information analyst at Caterpillar in Peoria, Illinois, following computational neuroscience thesis.
Graduating to postdoctoral position at UCLA, after 11 publications in number theory, and TA Instructional Award in 2016.
Studies dynamical systems for disease ecology. Is active with Latina issues in mathematics, and outreach for girls through our local chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics.
Participated in 2015 Heidelberg Laureate Forum, representing Illinois with Fields medalists and Abel and Turing laureates. Researches in Poisson geometry.
Manages research for the Illinois Geometry Lab, supervising 50 undergraduates per semester. Researches dynamics on moduli spaces.