Department Prizes and Awards for Graduate Students

Robert John Battig Graduate Prize

Recipients of the Battig Prize are graduate students in mathematics at Cornell who have passed their A exam (typically in their second year of study). Any such graduate student is eligible regardless of social and financial background. A department committee composed of the chair, the director of graduate studies and three members of the department's graduate admissions committee select a recipient each year based on excellence and promise in mathematics. The Battig Prize is a monetary gift ranging from $500 - $1,000.

Eleanor Norton York Award

Each year a student in the Mathematics Department and a student in the Astronomy Department, in which Eleanor York was employed, are selected to receive this award. The recipients are chosen from those in the middle of their graduate education on the basis of their achievements to date to encourage them to have even more success in the future. The York award is a monetary gift for approximately $500.

Hutchinson Fellowship

Awarded by the Mathematics Department to graduate students who have been outstanding in their work as teaching assistants or as students in the graduate program, the Hutchinson Fellowship provides one semester of relief from teaching to allow students to work on their thesis problems. Accordingly, it is given to students who have completed three years of study and are not in their final year.

Recent Recipients of the Awards
Year Battig Prize York Award Hutchinson Fellowship
2016–2017 Wai-Kit Yeung Anwesh Ray Ian Pendleton
Drew Zemke
2015–2016 Balázs Elek
Aaron Palmer
Iian Smythe Kristen Pueschel
2014–2015 Laura Escobar Vega
Radoslav Zlatev
Daniel Miller
Valente Ramirez Garcia Luna
Jeffrey Bergfalk
Voula Collins
Aliaksandr Patotski
2013–2014 Hyungryul Baik
Hung Tran
Kai Fong Ernest Chong

Robert Kesler
Yash Lodha

2012–2013 Diana Ojeda Aristizabal   Chor Hang Lam
Hung Tran
2011–2012 Peter Samuelson
Tianyi Zheng
Jenna Rajchgot Adam Bjorndahl
Kristine Jones
Daniel Wong
2010–2011 Kathryn Lindsey Milena Pabiniak Juan Alonso
Philipp Meerkamp
2009–2010

Mingzhong Cai
Benjamin Lundell

Ri-Xiang Chen
Ho Hon Leung
Mihai Bailesteanu
Samuel Kolins
2008–2009 Artem Pulemotov
Zhigen Zhao
Igors Gorbovickis
Ann Martin*
Briony Horgan*
Jennifer Biermann
Saul Blanco Rodriguez
2007–2008 Alimjon Eshmatov
Jessica Zuniga
Gregory Muller
Yan Ling Wu*
Joshua Bowman
2006–2007 Mia Minnes
Jay Schweig
Artem Pulemotov
Sabrina Stierwalt*
Noam Horwitz
James Worthington
2005–2006 Sarah Koch
Andrei Maxim
Guan-Yu Chen
David Rothstein*
Henri Johnston
Mauricio Velasco
2004–2005 Antonio Montalban
Roland Roeder
Jeffrey Mermin
Jagadheep Panbian*
Drew Armstrong
Treven Wall
2003–2004 James Belk
Harrison Zhou
Farkhod Eshmatov
Matija Cuk*

Jason Martin
Melanie Pivarksi

2002–2003 Todd Kemp Christopher Hardin
Lynn Carter*
Radu Haiduc
Fernando Schwartz
2001–2002 Fernando Marques

Christopher Francisco
Karen Masters*
Britt Scharringhausen*

Dan Ciubotaru
Jean Cortissoz
Yuval Gabay
Sam Hsiao
*Astronomy recipients