News: Students

2018

Meet Justin Finkel

November 20, 2018

Justin Finkel grew up in Detroit, Michigan. He studied physics and mathematics as an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis. He’s now pursuing a PhD in Computational and Applied Mathematics. We interviewed him about his experience at the University of Chicago.


Meet Claire Zurkowski

November 15, 2018

Claire Zurkowski was born in Baltimore and grew up in Havre de Grace, Maryland. She received a BS from San Francisco State University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in geophysical sciences. We interviewed her about her experience at the University of Chicago.


Meet Ayaan Quraeshi

November 13, 2018

Ayaan Quraeshi grew up in Wellington, Florida. He received a BA from the University of South Florida. He is currently pursuing an MS in financial math. We interviewed him about his experience at the University of Chicago.


Meet Jean Salac

November 8, 2018

Jean Salac was born in Singapore to Filipino immigrants and moved to the US when she was 15. She received her BS from the University of Virginia and is now pursuing a PhD in computer science with a focus on human-computer interaction (HCI) and computer science education. We interviewed her about her experience at the University of Chicago.


Meet Lei Sun

November 5, 2018

Lei Sun grew up in Dailan, China. He received his BS in automation from Tsinghua University and an MS in signal and information processing from Peking University. Now, he is pursuing his PhD in statistics. We interviewed him about his experience at the University of Chicago.


Meet MurphyKate Montee

November 1, 2018

MurphyKate Montee was born in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. She majored in math and music and the University of Notre Dame and received her MASt in mathematics from the University of Cambridge. Now, MurphyKate is pursuing her PhD in mathematics, focusing on geometric group theory. We interviewed her about her experience at the University of Chicago.


STEM Broader Impacts Fair broadens audience

September 24, 2018

The STEM Broader Impacts Fair gathers science-focused organizations like Artifice that are seeking volunteers and scientist support. The fair began as a way to connect graduate students with local outreach opportunities, but for the first time this fall, all undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, and faculty are invited to connect with the organizations.


UChicago PSD announces new master’s program for computational and applied mathematics

September 18, 2018

The University of Chicago's Physical Sciences Division will launch the Master's Program in Computational and Applied Mathematics (MCAM) in the fall of 2019