Dear Friends of the Department,

Welcome to our spring newsletter! We are pleased to update you on our latest news and invite you to engage with us through our online publication and more.

This issue of the newsletter contains an article on the David Goss prize. This year's Goss Prize has been awarded to two outstanding graduate students in the math department, Daniel Packer, and Yusuf Qaddura. The Goss family has set a goal of reaching $100K through additional contributions for this fund. At present the endowment stands at $52,750. We encourage you to help us work towards this goal by clicking here.

We also have an article on the Math to Industry seminar. This seminar links students with Industry-leading professionals who are using math in the real-world. The goal is to empower students by educating them on the transition from the university to the job market so that they may use their mathematics degree to land rewarding jobs. Recent speakers include David Cannone from TransUnion Financial and recent alumni Sunia Cai, Financial Consultant II at Allstate Insurance Company. Sunia recently got into the Business School at UCLA where she will work towards her MSBA (Master of Science in Business Analytics), and she discussed her path with our students.

Another story details recent MRI (Math Research Institute) supported conferences. This includes the Young Mathematicians Conference (YMC), an offering for undergraduates which features plenary lecturers by established mathematicians, talks by undergraduates to showcase their work, and discussion panels. It includes Harmonic Analysis and Fractal Sets (HAFS) which took place in March of 2023 and brought experts and young people alike and featured a scavenger hunt in addition to traditional talks and social opportunities.

Our very own Jingyin Huang recently received the Kamil Duszenko Award, which one can read about here. Huang is an Assistant Professor, Alice Wood Chair in the Mathematics Department at Ohio State. His research interests lie in geometric group theory and metric geometry.

Other award winners include Kriti Sehgal and Ivo Terek, who won the Graduate Associate Teaching Award at OSU this year. The GATA is the highest recognition by the university for exceptional teaching provided by graduate students who serve as Graduate Teaching Associates. Read more here.

There are also spotlights on new members of our community, as well as highlights of outreach successes by our department and interactions in the community.

We hope that you will enjoy reading our newsletter. And as always, we encourage you to consider donating funds to help support our departmental activities.