Jo Martin, M.S., G’20, Mathematics Master’s Program

The Graduate College is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020-2021 Outstanding Master's Thesis Award to Jo Martin, M.S., G’20. The Outstanding Master's Thesis Award recognizes exceptional work on behalf of a Master’s student, as demonstrated by their thesis, including significant contributions to their field of study.

Jo Martin grew up in the Midwest and graduated from Oberlin College in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in Geology.  After college she worked with the IS-GEO research coordination network where she researched interdisciplinary education at the intersection of earth and data science.  While passionate about earth science questions, Jo discovered a love of pure math, thanks to some excellent professors, and came to UVM in 2018 to pursue a master's degree in mathematics.

At UVM Jo worked as a teaching assistant in the Geology Department and began research in graph theory with Professor Puck Rombach.  In her master's research she looked at how global graph properties influence a new graph property, the guessing number, which is related to information flow through networks, and is a very fun guessing game.  Jo is currently living and working in Burlington and is excited about the prospect of having continued fun with math for the rest of her life.

PUBLISHED

04-23-2021