Congratulations are due to Timothy Costa, Mathematics PhD recipient in 2016. Tim Costa's dissertation "Hybrid Multiscale Methods with Applications to Semiconductors, Porous Media, and Material Science" has been selected in the internal OSU competition for the Council of Graduate Schools/Pro-Quest Distinguished Thesis Award competition. Graduate School awarded Tim and the Mathematics Department $1000,- in recognition of this distinction.

First presented in 1981 and sponsored jointly by CGS and ProQuest Dissertations Publishing (a Division of ProQuest Information and Learning), these awards are made each year to individuals who, in the opinion of the award committee, have completed dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline.Two awards are given annually in two different broad areas (biological sciences; social sciences; mathematics, physical sciences and engineering; and humanities and fine arts). Individuals must be nominated for these awards by a member institution.The 2016 fields of competition were:Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering and Social Sciences. See for more information.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016