The award was established by the Provost. It recognizes a student who will have senior status next year and who represents the best of student scholarship in the department, especially in the areas of intellectual curiosity and creativity.
Alayna is a Statistics major with a minor in Ecology. She has been active in Michigan Tech's research community as we contribute to our society, working on the urgent problem of the emerald ash borer that threatens North American forests. Alayna has shared her mathematical talents with her fellow students as both a coach in the Math Learning Center and as a peer mentor at the Waino Wahtera Center. To date, she has done all of this while maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA. She has contributed meaningfully to the work of Michigan Technological University and we expect that she will continue to bring credit to herself and to her alma mater.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences is proud to recognize Alayna Merten as its latest Department Scholar.
Charles Knobloch Award
The scholarship was established in 1986 by Charles Knobloch, a 1980 Michigan Tech graduate with a BS in engineering. This award honors students for outstanding performance in upper level mathematics, especially, but not exclusively in modern algebra and real analysis.
- Aidan Botkin
- Alan Bouwman
- Shaun Burriss
|2020||Shaun Burriss, Ellyn Collier, Junyao Yang|
|2019||Emily Anible, Marshal Dunham|
|2018||Meghan Campbell, Tehya Heyrman, Luke Pelegrin|
Joyce M. Burchenal Scholarship
The Scholarship was established in 1980 by Joyce M. DeRosiers Burchenal, a 1950 Michigan Tech Graduate with a BS in General Science, specializing in Mathematics. She continued her education earning a BS in education from the University of Detroit, and a Master’s degree from Michigan in Mathematics.
- Marshal Dunham
|2020||Brandi Bousley, Katherine Trybula|
|2019||Brandi Bousley, Kailee Kovach, Kyle Travis|
Norman E. Scholz Award
The award was established in 1978 by Eric and Mary Scholz in memory of their son, who received his bachelor’s degree in Math in 1958 from Michigan Tech. This award recognizes a senior who has distinguished himself/herself in mathematics.
|2019||Patrick McFall, Luke Pelegrin|
Woman of Promise
To recognize and encourage women to pursue studies and success in the mathematical sciences. This well rounded student promises great achievement and demonstrates success in leadership, extra curricular activities, and mathematics.
|2019||Abby Schwartz, Elizabeth Keysor|
Mathematics Achievement Award
The award recognizes students who demonstrated high levels of achievement and / or creativity in mathematics courses, projects, or activities.
- Skylar Callis
- Alexander Martin
|2020||Matthew Grulke, Elizabeth Keysor|
|2019||Brooke Basto, Kyle Schwiebert, Daniel Stebic|
|2018||Emily Anible, Valerie Eliasen|