Computer Science and Math major Hayley LeBlanc '20: Provost Academic Excellence Award
Hayley LeBlanc ‘20, a double major in computer science and math, has won a Provost’s Academic Excellence Award, which recognizes graduating seniors who have exhibited an extraordinary level of intellectual engagement and academic achievement during their time at Denison.
The winners of this award have exemplary academic records, engagement in independent research or creative work, and contributions to the intellectual life on campus and beyond. They have demonstrated outstanding performance in all their academic endeavors, truly exemplifying excellence in the liberal arts.
Hayley LeBlanc’s Citation:
A double major in computer science and mathematics, LeBlanc has done cutting-edge research during her time at Denison, including a project to develop algorithms that generate structural information about infinite mathematical entities called substitution tilings.
She participated in the prestigious Max Planck Institute’s predoctoral summer school and worked in a lab at the University of Rostock, in Rostock, Germany, funded by a DAAD- RISE. Last year, LeBlanc was awarded a Goldwater Scholarship, the premier national scholarship in math and science. The captain of the women’s epee fencing squad, LeBlanc plans to pursue a Ph.D. in computer science.