The faculty and staff of the Mathematics department congratulate Math major Ryan Clydesdale and Math minor Olivia Krieger on being named co-valedictorians of the class of 2020. Ryan and Olivia, although we weren’t able to celebrate you in person this year, we are very proud of your achievements.
Ryan Clydesdale, a Math major with a double minor in Chemistry and Economics, was also awarded the Frederick H. Steen Prize for Excellence in Mathematics and was a previous recipient of a Cornerstone Research summer internship. A member of the men’s soccer team, Ryan also received the William Crawford Academic Merit Award in Athletics – Male, recognizing him as the male scholar-athlete with the highest grade-point average.
Olivia Krieger, a Physics major with a double minor in Mathematics and Philosophy, was also awarded the Richard L. Brown Physics Prize. Olivia presented her research at the 2019 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, where she also won best poster in her category.