Department of Mathematics Impact Award

Alma Mater in front of Altgeld Hall.

The Department of Mathematics Impact Award recognizes faculty, staff, and graduate students in the Department of Mathematics for work which has substantially improved the welfare of members of our community since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Particular emphasis will be placed on work which has helped students to succeed and thrive throughout the past year, including innovations in the virtual classroom.

The Executive Committee will select recipients of the award. There is no limit on the number of awardees.

Awardees will be announced during the summer, and will be recognized on the department’s website, in social media, and in Math Times.

Selection criteria

  • Nominee must be a Department of Mathematics faculty member, staff member, or graduate student.
  • Groups of individuals may be nominated for a collective effort.
  • The nomination should emphasize work done by the nominee to improve the welfare of other members of our community in response to the COVID-19 shutdown, above and beyond standard duties of their position.
  • The committee particularly welcomes nominations of individuals whose work has helped students to succeed and thrive during this period of remote instruction. This may include innovations which have facilitated instruction in the virtual classroom.


  • Nominations open: March 29, 2021
  • Nominations close: April 16, 2021, 11:59 p.m. CT
  • Honorees will be announced in May