The Alliance would like to send out a huge congratulations to the Department of Mathematics at Iowa State University, one of our Graduate Program Groups (GPGs) for their selection of the 2015 AMS Award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department. The Math Department at Iowa State University was one of the founding programs when the Alliance was established in 2001 and has been an active participant and strong role model every since.
Aloysius Helminck of North Carolina State University, who served as chair of the award selection committee, said, “The department of mathematics at Iowa State University has managed to do it all. The department delivers outstanding instruction in its courses, provides a supportive community for its math majors, mentors its graduate students well, and runs a highly successful Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. What is more, they have made recruiting and nurturing of women and minority graduate students a departmental priority. The department is highly deserving of this prestigious award.” To read the whole article put out by the AMS click here.