Computer scientists study the inherent complexity of computational problems, and design efficient algorithms to solve them. At Denison, we emphasize the enduring core principles of computer science, and how they can be applied to a vast array of interdisciplinary problems in the natural and social sciences, and the arts.
This award is given in memory of Forbes B. Wiley, who taught Mathematics at Denison University from 1910 to 1956. It is given for Excellence in Mathematics to one or more sophomores for work completed in their freshman year and to one or more juniors for work completed in their first two years.
John L. Gilpatrick Mathematics Award
This award was established in 1914 in memory of John Lord Gilpatrick who taught Mathematics at Denison University from 1874 to 1912. The first award was presented in 1915. It is awarded to the most outstanding senior major in the department as determined by the Mathematics and Computer Science faculty.
Alice Hutchinson Lytle Award
The Alice Hutchinson Lytle Award, established in 1970, is awarded to the senior female who has earned the highest cumulative GPA in mathematics and computer science courses during her first three years. This individual must have taken at least two semesters of mathematics and computer science at Denison. In any given year that no female shall qualify, the department can substitute a male 2012 - 2011 Beidi Qiang
Chosaburo Kato Memorial Award
The Chosaburo Kato Memorial Award, established in 1965, is awarded to the most promising junior major in the department who has both good character and the recommendation of the Mathematics and Computer Science faculty.
Ethan D. and Hallie Roberts Memorial Award
The Ethan D. and Hallie Roberts Memorial Award is given to a senior in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science who has completed an outstanding research project.