The Scholarships–Creating Opportunities for Applying Mathematics (S-COAM) project has awarded its first set of awards.

These scholarships are funded by the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program under Award No. DUE 0966206, awarded to Dr. Rick Adkins and Dr. Yu-Ju Kuo of the Mathematics Department.

Students receiving these scholarships must maintain a high QPA, attend S-COAM meetings, participate in extracurricular activities (such as workshops and colloquia), and take specified applied mathematics courses. Students with majors outside of the Mathematics Department will also declare a minor in mathematics.

## The scholarship winners are:

- Kwasi Abrefa-Kodom, a graduate student in the M.S. in Applied Mathematics program from Exeter, Pa.
- Nathan Adelgren, a graduate student in the M.S. in Applied Mathematics program from Emeigh, Pa.
- Kristen Lester, a graduate student in the M.S. in Applied Mathematics program from Blairsville, Pa.
- Nadia Man, a graduate student in the M.S. in Applied Mathematics program from Philadelphia, Pa.
- William Noel, a graduate student in the M.S. in Applied Mathematics program from Connellsville, Pa.
- Megan Agosti, a Physics Education major from St. Mary's, Pa.
- Jennifer Casanova, a Chemistry major from Indiana, Pa.
- Travis Himes, an Economics/Mathematics major from Rochester Mills, Pa.
- Julie Kardell, a Secondary Mathematics Education major from Indiana, Pa.
- Margo MacKenzie, a Natural Sciences/Pre-Engineering major from Somerset, Pa.
- SaraJane Parsons, a Mathematics major from Negaunee, Mich.
- Jessica Pcola, a Secondary Mathematics Education major from Portage, Pa.
- Sarah Wissinger, a Mathematics major from Mountville, Pa..