Graduate Students in the News

Learn about Vanessa Rivera-Quinones's research in the article "Graduate students in biology and mathematics collaborate to shed light on disease dynamics" in LAS News, May 2019.

“Make a Difference this Summer”, Melinda Lanius, Claire Merriman, and Simone Sisneros-Thiry, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, May 2019

Read about Stacey Butler's research in the article "How Nature Defies Math in Keeping Ecosystems Stable," Quanta Magazine, 9/26/2018.

University of Illinois student chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) receives the 2018 AWM Student Chapter Award for Community Outreach, awarded by the Association for Women in Mathematics.

Towards Embracing Diverse Mathematical Communities, Vanessa Rivera-Quinones, AMS Graduate Student Blog, January 2018.

The Googlers: Department of Mathematics alumni are finding success at Google, LAS News 12/5/2017

Derek Jung tells his story "The mathematics of seeing clearly: deblurring images for national security." Posted on the ORISE website: and published in SIAM News (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics), and a version of it is being featured in their December news:

Video interview with Vanessa Rivera-Quiñones at the 2017 SACNAS national conference.

Alyssa Loving takes part in the The Story Collider” on October 19, 2017.

Nima Rasekh is interviewed in "The Travel Ban: Affected Mathematicians Tell Their Stories", Notices of the AMS Volume 64, Number 7, August 2017.

An interview with Lucas Sabalka, Notices of the AMS, 64(6):576-579, June/July 2017.

Michael Santana featured on the Graduate College's "Where are They Now" Grad Life Series (June 19, 2017).

Melinda Lanius receives Honorable Mention and People's Choice Award in 2017 Graduate College's Image of Research Competition, April 5, 2017.

Mathematicians Create Warped Worlds in Virtual Reality, Scientific American, March 22, 2017.

Lots of Local Kids (and Parents) Have Fun with Math at Math Carnival: Gathering for Gardner, I-STEM News, 2/3/17.

Just One Question: What is the importance of STEM? The News-Gazette, Jan 26, 2017.

Michelle Delcourt receives Graduate Student Leadership Award.

WCIA interview: Claire Merriman talks about 2016 SIM camp.

Vanessa Rivera Quinones wins Ford Fellowship.