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Scholarships and Financing

Lynn Bateman Memorial Teaching Award and Fellowship


The parents of Lynn Bateman donated the funds that support these two awards. They did so to honor their daughter, Lynn, who was an excellent teacher for the Department of Mathematics, 1985 - 1988. We remember Lynn for her dedication to the teaching of mathematics and her commitment to our department.

Lynn Bateman Memorial Teaching Award

For those individuals who demonstrate the intelligence and determination that Lynn brought to her work, this annual $1,000 cash award is given to a graduate student who has excelled in teaching, has contributed to department service, and has gone beyond the basic requirements of a teaching assistantship.

Award Criteria

The Lynn Bateman Teaching Award is based upon the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated excellent teaching ability. Factors used to determine this may include course evaluations, comments from course captains, and classroom observations by faculty members.
  • At least two semesters as a University of Colorado Denver TA, and at least one semester as a UC Denver TA in the preceding calendar year.
  • An overall graduate GPA of at least 3.5.

The same person cannot receive this award two years in a row.

 

Award Recipients

  • 1989 Theresa Henson. Teri currently teaches at Las Positas College in Livermore, California.
  • 1990 Van Emden Henson. Van taught at the Naval Postgraduate School for five years, before taking a position at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He is currently Group Leader of the Scalable Algorithms Group.
  • 1991 Monica Stoupa (formerly Fleischauer). Monica taught in the Mathematics Department at Community College of Denver, where she served as department chair for several years. She is now teaching at Brighton High School
  • 1992 Rick Reeves. Rick teaches at Red Rocks Community College in Denver, where he has served as department chair.
  • 1992 Terry Chen. Terry is on the faculty of the Mathematics Department at Red Rocks Community College in Denver.
  • 1993 William Burkland. Bill works at Robert Peccia and Associates, a civil engineering firm in Helena, Montana.
  • 1994 Patricia McKenna. After receiving her Ph.D., Patty spent two years on a post-doctoral fellowship in Aukland, New Zealand. She is now on the faculty of the Mathematics Department at Metropolitan State College in Denver.
  • 1995 Michael Kawai. Mike taught at Western Piedmont Community College in Morgantown, North Carolina, before returning to the University of Colorado Denver in 2001 as a senior instructor in the Mathematics Department.
  • 1996 Allen G. Holder. Allen is a full professor at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, IN.
  • 1997 Faun Doherty. Faun is at an assistant professor at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, PA.
  • 1998 Leanne D. Holder. Leanne is an assistant professor at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, IN.
  • 1999 Markus Emsermann. Marcus currently works for Jeppesen-Sanderson, a large aviation consulting firm in Denver.
  • 2000 Daluss Siewert. Daluss is a faculty member in the Mathematics Department at South Dakota State University.
  • 2001 Frank Duca. Frank currently teaches at Santa Monica Community College in California.
  • 2002 Dave Brown. Dave completed his Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver and is a professor at Utah State University.
  • 2003 Mark Werner. Mark completed his Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver in May 2003 and teaches at The American University in Cairo.
  • 2004 Carey Jenkins. Carey is completing his Ph.D. at the University of Colorado Denver.
  • 2005 Rob Rostermundt (co-winner with Gary Olson). Rob completed his Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver in December 2005.
  • 2005 Gary Olson (co-winner with Rob Rostermundt). Gary completed his M.S. in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver in May 2005, and he is an instructor in the Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences.
  • 2006 Cathy Jorgensen. Cathy completed her M.S. in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver in December 2007.
  • 2006 Nathan Kurtz. Nathan completed his M.S. in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver in Spring of 2005 and is currently an instructor at Maricopa Community College.
  • 2007 Ryan Pedersen. Ryan is completing his Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver.
  • 2008 Matt Nabity. Matt is completing his Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver.
  • 2009 Breeann Tonnsen. Breeann is completing her Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver.
  • 2010 Eric Sullivan. Eric is completing his Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver. 
  • 2011 Mark Mueller. Mark is completing his Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver.

Lynn Bateman Memorial Fellowship

Established in 1998, this fellowship is awarded to an outstanding graduate teacher assistant to support doctoral research. To be eligible for the award, the applicant must have an overall GPA of at least 3.5 and must have taught at least two semesters as a regular teaching assistant in the department.   The criteria for the fellowship are as follows:

  • High quality teaching.  Factors used to determine this may include course evaluations, comments from course captains, and classroom observations by faculty members.
  • Potential for successful research with strong letters from faculty.
  • Priority is given to students who have passed their comprehensive exam.
  • Priority is given to students who have not received the award previously.

Each year, the department awards a limited number of fellowships to current doctoral students based on scholarship and promise of completing the Ph.D. degree. The duration of the fellowship is one or two semesters. The fellowship provides tuition and at the same stipend as a teaching assistantship, but without any teaching responsibilities. The recipient is expected to make significant progress toward the Ph.D. In general, priority is given to students who have passed their comprehensive exam.

 

Fellowship Recipients

  • 1998 Mark A. Miller. Mark is on the faculty of the Mathematics Department at Marietta College , in Marietta, Ohio.
  • 1999 Not awarded.
  • 2000 Faun Doherty. Faun accepted a visiting position at Dartmouth after receiving her Ph.D. She is now an adjunct faculty member in the Mathematics Department at the University of Colorado Denver.
  • 2001 Dave Brown. Dave completed his Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver and teaches at Utah State University.
  • 2002 Rob Rostermundt. Rob completed his Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver in 2005.
  • 2003 Tessa Weinstein. Tessa completed her Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver and is an assistant professor at Coastal Carolina University.
  • 2004 Jeff Matsuo. Jeff completed his master's degree at the University of Colorado Denver.
  • 2005 Steve Flink. Steve completed his Ph.D. in applied mathematics at CU-Denver.
  • 2006 Ryan Pederson. Ryan is completing his Ph.D. at the University of Colorado Denver.
  • 2007 Shelley Speiss. Shelley is completing her Ph.D.
  • 2007 Timothy Vis. Tim is completing his Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver.
  • 2008 Yaugen Vecharynski. Yaugen is completing his Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver.
  • 2008 Timothy Vis. Timothy is completing his Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver.
  • 2008 Morgan Rodgers. Morgan is completing his Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver.
  • 2008 Phantipa Thipwiwatpotjana. Phantipa is completing her Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver.
  • 2009 Shilpa Das Gupta. Shilpa is completing her Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver.
  • 2009 Peizhen Zhu. Peizhen is completing her Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver.
  • 2009 Samantha Graffeo. Samantha is completing her Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver.
  • 2009 Phantipa Thipwiwatpotjana. Phantipa completed her Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver in Spring of 2010. She is currently an Associate Professor at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.
  • 2010 Jeffrey Larson (1 semester). Jeff is completing his Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver.
  • 2010 Matt Nabity. Matt is completing his Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver.
  • 2010 Yaugen Vecharynski (1 semester). Yaugen is completing his Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver.