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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Velocity Fund Finals: Math highlights!

The Velocity Fund is a non-equity grant program for startups. Each year Velocity produces three pitch competition events where the Velocity Fund awards at least $115,000 in money to winners. To read more about the Velocity Fund Finals, please visit their website.

At the Velocity Fund Finals, Spring 2015, the following students from the Math faculty pitched their ideas:

Friday, April 17, 2015

Putnam Results 2014

Putnam team

The University of Waterloo team did extremely well in the 2014 Putnam Competition, finishing in 4th place.

Pictured, from left to right: Dean Ian Goulden, 2014 Waterloo Putnam team members Daniel Spivak and Sam Eisenstat, with coach Prof. Stephen New.

The top 5 universities:

Monday, December 1, 2014

iGEM team wins gold medal at International Giant Jamboree

2014 iGEM Mathematical Modelling team.

The Waterloo International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team, composed of students from the Faculties of Mathematics, Engineering, Science, and Applied Health Sciences, won a gold medal for designing StaphylocideStaphylocide is a synthetic bacterium that is designed to turn off the antibiotic-resistance gene in Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), making it responsive to treatment again.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Award for Distinction in Teaching - 2014 winners

Congratulations to Professors Penny Haxell and Javid Ali, winners of the 2014 Faculty of Mathematics Award for Distinction in Teaching!

Professor Haxell has received consistent applause from her peers and students for not only being an effective instructor with high standards but, for being a teacher that inspires enthusiasm for the material she teaches. Her lighthearted nature and logical, straightforward manner have made her a favourite among students.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Math alumnus awarded two Academy Awards for movie innovation

Eric Veach

Waterloo Mathematics alumnus Eric Veach, was awarded two Academy Awards for movie innovation from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at a recent gala.