On Monday, April 8, Department of Mathematics graduate students Katrina Morgan and Michael Strayer were inducted into the Frank Porter Graham Graduate and Professional Student Honor Society. This honor recognizes outstanding service to the university and to the community. Katrina and Michael are the first inductees from the Department of Mathematics since 1994. Both have served as officers of the Graduate Student Association for Mathematics, for the local chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), and for the local Graduate Student Chapter fo the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Both have been mentors through the AWM chapter and through the new Directed Reading Program, which pairs interested undergraduate and graduate students for intensive one on one study. Moreover, Katrina’s work as a co-founder and co-director of the Girls Talk Math (https://girlstalkmath.com) summer program and Michael’s work as the founder and first president of the Graduate Student Chapter of the AMS, which first brought the TAGMAC (http://tagmac.web.unc.edu) conference to UNC, have been particularly influential.
We are very proud of Katrina and Michael’s achievements, Congratulations to them!