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Former UMD Math Research Student Receives Fields Medal

Bhargava, who participated in UMD Professor Joseph Gallian's Summer Math Research Experience for Undergraduates in 1995, has been awarded the 2014 Fields Medal.

Officially known as International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics, the Fields Medal is awarded every four years by the International Congress of Mathematicians and is considered comparable to the Nobel Prize in the math world. Gallian attended the award ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, as Bhargava’s official guest. The medal was presented to Bhargava by South Korea President Park Geun-hye.(read more here.)


The just-completed Career and Internship Services survey shows that 95% of graduates from the class of 2013 surveyed are employed or are continuing their studies. "UMD does an excellent job providing the right mix of classroom instruction, research opportunities, internships, and extra curricular activities to set students on a path of success," says Chancellor Lendley C. Black. "The results are getting noticed." (read more here.)

Insight into Northern Minnesota's Domesticated Apple

Marshall Wedger, an undergraduate research student studying biology, and his advisor, Briana L. Gross, assistant professor of biology, know that supporting local agriculture helps farmers and strengthens the local economy. In an effort to help restore apple production in Duluth and along the North Shore of Lake Superior, they launched a project to genetically identify area apples. (read more here.)

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