Congratulations to Seunghyun Kim, who has been awarded the Rudy Horne Memorial Fellowship award! Seung is a first-year PhD student in the Department of Applied Mathematics at CU Boulder. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in June 2019. After graduating from UCLA, Seung wanted to continue to study mathematics and broaden her mathematical knowledge at the graduate school level, which brought her to CU. She is interested in biological mathematics, so as of now, she wants to conduct research in this area, or specifically applied to medicine.
Through this Fellowship, the Department seeks to increase the diversity of the Department’s student body and faculty, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. The Graduate Committee elaborated, saying that “Rudy Horne overcame many obstacles to pursue his dream of teaching and doing research in Applied Mathematics.”
In a personal statement, Seung explained that “a few years ago, I had a medical complication which led to bleeding in my brain. During my undergraduate years, I underwent a few brain surgeries which continue to impact me to this day. Despite the consequent medical limitation, I have tried to continue to learn mathematics through courses and research.”
Seung expressed her excitement to continue to learn mathematics at this fabulous institution, and she is extremely grateful for the wonderful support from the community here. As a Rudy Lee Horne Memorial Fellowship recipient, Seung hopes to contribute to the diversity of students desiring to pursue higher education, and be a beneficial addition to the community of Applied Mathematics.
“It is in [Dr. Horne’s] spirit of dedication and perseverance that the Graduate Committee recognizes and values Seunghyun Kim’s effort to pursue graduate studies here in Boulder. Her presence in the Department brings a unique perspective, which benefits the Department immensely.”
- APPM Graduate Committee