5/03/2022 Kim O'Brien

Grad Earns Prestigious Pi Mu Math Award

Nart Shalqini ‘21 recently received the Richard V. Andree award from the Pi Mu Epsilon mathematics honor society.

Shalqini’s paper, “N-Sociable Heronian Triangles,” appeared in the fall 2021 issue of the Pi Mu Epsilon Journal and was recently selected as a winner for 2021.

The awards are given annually to the authors of papers written by undergraduate students that “have been judged to be the best to have appeared in the Pi Mu Epsilon Journal in the past year,” said Iwan Praton, professor of mathematics. 

“I wasn’t expecting to receive this award at all, given that Pi Mu Epsilon is one of the most widely read undergraduate journals with high-quality submissions,” Shalqini said. 

“In math circles, this is a pretty big deal," Praton said. 

Pi Mu Epsilon is dedicated to the promotion of mathematics and recognition of students who successfully pursue mathematical understanding. 

Shalqini will pursue a doctorate in mathematics at Virginia Tech in the fall.

Learn more about Shalqini’s research at Success Beyond F&M Spotlights

  • Professor Wendell Ressler joins Summer Hackman Scholar Nart Shalqini '21 in pondering a problem without a known answer, guiding the student to think about how to correctly frame his research question on algebraic number theory. Professor Wendell Ressler joins Summer Hackman Scholar Nart Shalqini '21 in pondering a problem without a known answer, guiding the student to think about how to correctly frame his research question on algebraic number theory. Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • “I liked how the problem combined geometry, number theory and graph theory in a beautiful way,” said Nart Shalqini '21. The mathematics major plans to pursue graduate studies in the field. “I liked how the problem combined geometry, number theory and graph theory in a beautiful way,” said Nart Shalqini '21. The mathematics major plans to pursue graduate studies in the field. Image Credit: Deb Grove

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