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New Graduate Students 2022-2023

The Mathematics department welcomed 13 new graduate students this fall, two enter with a Masters, eleven with a Bachelors; four were awarded scholarships; one was awarded a fellowship!

  • Camden Collins – Bachelors from Humboldt State University
  • Addison Day – Masters from University of of California-Santa Cruz
  • Nikolaus Elsaesser – Bachelors from Santa Clara University
  • Cameron Fish – Masters from Portland State University
  • Rebekah Kuss – Bachelors from Saint Martin
  • Raven McCoy – Bachelors from Oklahoma State University
  • Victory Obieke – International Student from Nigeria - Bachelors from Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  • Connor Progin – Bachelors from University of Portland
  • Kaitlynn Spiker – Bachelors from West Virginia University
  • Hsiang Thum – Bachelors from University of Oregon
  • Wyatt Whiting – Bachelors from Oregon State University
  • Calvin Woods – Bachelors from Amherst College
  • Jacob Yadush – Bachelors from Penn State University

The Math department is pleased to announce graduate students who received awards for the 22/23 academic year.

The Math department had 3 students who had their Wei Scholarships renewed for the 22/23 year. These scholarships are from the Wei Family Private Foundation. This foundation is a non-profit organization, established to honor the memory of Dr. (Mrs.) Chung Kwai Lui Wei and Mr. Hsin Hsu Wei. The purpose of this foundation is to award scholarship grants to students of Chinese heritage with high academic credentials. Fifth year students Chifan Leung and Nachuan Zhang, along with third year student Peter Cowal received their renewals of this award.

First year graduate student Hsiang Thum was also awarded the Wei Scholarship.


Hsiang Thum

Provost Scholarships were awarded to first year students Cameron Fish, Rebekah Kuss, and Kaitlynn Spiker. The purpose of the Provost’s Distinguished Fellowship and Scholarship program is to support programs in the recruitment of Oregon State’s most meritorious graduate students.

Rebekah Kuss

Rebekah Kuss

Kaitlynn Spiker

Kaitlynn Spiker

First year graduate student Victory Obieke was awarded the Ramanujan-Hardy Fellowship. This fellowship was established to help recruit and retain post-baccalaureate and graduate students from communities that are historically underrepresented in higher education.

Victory Obieke