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2021 Celebration Commencement: GW Math Department Virtual Graduation Celebration

2021 GW Math Department Virtual Celebration

May 15, 2021
Watch the Department of Mathematics' virtual celebration for our 2021 graduates.
Atticus Francken

GW Mathematics and Economics Alumnus Named Schwarzman Scholar

December 16, 2020
Atticus Francken, BS ’16, has been named to the prestigious graduate fellowship program in global affairs. The former economics and math major will complete the degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
GW undergraduates Logan Bartholomew (left), Christianne Chua and Maggie Steiner

Three GW Students Named Goldwater Scholars

May 14, 2019
The prestigious award highlights the work of undergraduate researchers who plan to pursue careers in the natural sciences, engineering or mathematics. Maggie Steiner, a junior majoring in applied mathematics with minors in biology and economics, has been working as an undergraduate research assistant for the past three years.
Three student teams won funding for their startups as top winners in GW’s 2019 New Venture Competition.

Combatting Plastic Waste, Fighting Food Insecurity, Sweetening Corporate Gifts

April 22, 2019
GW’s New Venture Competition awarded three student companies funding and other prizes as top winners in the 2019 competition. Junior mathematics major Manyung Emma Hon’s Plast-Ways, a startup that uses plastic-eating microbes to expand the life of landfills by reducing the lifetime of plastic from 1,000 years to about six weeks, won for the tech category.
Samsara Counts, a senior majoring in computer science and mathematics

Computer Science for Social Good

April 08, 2019
Samsara Counts, a senior majoring in computer science and mathematics, used deep learning methods to develop tools that help patients with eating disorders avoid triggering images online.
Voting box

Making Election Math Add Up

September 12, 2018
Can mathematics save our election system? Professors Daniel Ullman and E. Arthur Robinson forecast the pluses and minuses of how we count votes.
Sophomores Aleksandra Dagunts (left) and Margaret Steiner started the GW Undergraduate Review

GW Undergraduate Review to Highlight Student Research

April 11, 2018
A student group is launching a new academic journal for undergraduates to showcase research papers, led by applied mathematics major Margaret Steiner.
Senior math major Isabelle Berger is a board member for the GW Association for Women in Mathematics

Making Women + Math = Opportunities

April 12, 2017
Despite advances in women studying STEM fields, a gender gap still persists among mathematics degree-holders and job-seekers. Columbian College students and faculty are searching for formulas to solve the women and math equation.