Students in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences come from diverse backgrounds and follow a wide range of paths when they graduate. We are proud of our students and their achievements. Read about some of their journeys. We look forward to you joining our community in the mathematical and statistical sciences.

## Student Stories

**Oliver Risch**

BS mathematics

Minor in economics

Class of 2021

**Justin Bennett**

BS mathematics

Class of 2021

Being a role model for kids motivates father to get math degree

**Austin Brown**

Computational mathematical sciences major

December 2020

ASU students win global hackathon with idea to control COVID-19 spread

#### Joseph Hoffman, Brady Lybarger, Walker Reinmann and Kinsey Turk

Actuarial science majors

April 2020

ASU actuarial science students win 1st place in international case study competition

#### Charly McCown, Sierra Murphy, Emily Rumney, Jessica Campo, Hailey Walters, Samantha Brozak

Computational mathematical sciences, mathematics, actuarial science majors (and others)

Class of 2019

#### Students at Southwest Undergraduate Mathematics Research Conference

Various major in mathematics

April 2019

**Sierra Murphy**

BS mathematics, biology, chemistry

Class of 2019

Graduate's passion for science and math earns a triple degree — by accident

## Charles Wexler Mathematics Prize Recipients

**Jackson Carpenter**

BS mathematics

Minor in Spanish

Class of 2021

Outstanding math student earns Charles Wexler Mathematics Prize

**Rose Lopez**

BS mathematics

Minors in physics, music performance (piano)

Certificate in Cryptology

Class of 2020

**Emily Rumney**

BS mathematics, violin performance

Class of 2019

**Zhihan Jennifer Zhang**

BS actuarial science, business global politics and business law

Class of 2018

## Dean's Medalists

**Benjamin Jones**

BS mathematics

Certificate in cryptology

Class of 2021

Dean's Medalist discovers creativity and mathematics go hand in hand

#### Swarnalakshmi Janani Lakshmanan

BS mathematics

Certificate in cryptology

Class of 2020

Dean's Medalist enjoys both the logical and creative aspects of mathematics, dance and languages

#### David Ackerman

BS computational mathematical sciences

Minor in astronomy

Class of 2019

Dean's Medalist combines love of math, programming and astronomy

#### Haiming Zhang

BS mathematical (statistics)

Class of 2018

Earning Dean's Medal gives grad 'confidence to keep exploring the world of math'