Dissertation Year Program Award


DYP Award

The Dissertation Year Program (DYP) Award is intended for MFA or PhD students who expect to complete their degree program the year in which the award is received. Learn more online here.

2021 - 2022 Award Recipients

Please join us in congratulating our most recent recipients of the Dissertation Year Program award!


Jonathan Alcaraz
Jonathan Dugan
Michael McNulty
Jonathan Alcaraz
Jonathan Dugan
Michael McNulty

Advisor(s): Stefano Vidussi, Professor


Advisor(s): Vyjayanthi Chari, Professor


Advisor(s): Dr. Po-Ning Chen, Assistant Professor and Dr. Birgit Schörkhuber, Professor

Area of Research: Low-Dimensional Topology  

Area of Research: Lie Algebras, Representation Theory, and Combinatorics

  Dissertation: On the Stability of Self-Similar Blowup in Energy Supercritical Nonlinear Wave Equations
2021 Jones Junior Fellow
2021 College of Natural & Agricultural Science (CNAS) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship
2018 Jones Junior Fellow
2018-19 Outstanding Teaching Assistant
2019 and 2020 Teaching Assistant Fellow
  Publications: Development of Singularities of the Skyrme Model
published in Journal of Hyperbolic Differential Equations (JHDE)
Official Service: 
Vice President for the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Student Chapter
2021 Co-founder of the Pacific Math Alliance (PMA) Student Chapter 


Official Service: 
2019-21 Treasurer for the Math Graduate Student Association



2018-19 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
2019 College Skateboarding Education Foundation (CSEF) Scholarship
Jones Junior Fellow 2020


        Official Service: 
2020-21 Recruitment Ambassador 
2020 Teaching Assistant Fellow



DYP Award - Previous Recipients

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