Micaela R. Mendlow

Lemur Contact:
Email: mrmendlo (at) ncsu.edu
Office: SAS 3219
Advisor: Ralph Smith


About Me:
I am currently a first-year Ph.D. student in Applied Mathematics at NC State University. I graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College with a B.A. in Physics and Music, and later did a postbac in Mathematics at Smith College. In between, I taught high school Physics and Math and did a whole bunch of stuff with computers and software development. I sometimes like to imagine that I can transmogrify myself into a ringtailed lemur.

Research:
I have done research in a variety of different fields, including neurobiology, low energy physics, and computational geometry. In 1999, I studied the effects of chronic stress on long-term potentiation in the hippocampus at Rockefeller University under the supervision of Dr. Constantine Pavlides. I worked with Professor David Hall at Amherst College in 2001 on magneto-optical trapping for Bose-Einstein condensation, and in 2011 I collaborated with Smith College Professor Joe O'Rourke on research pertaining to the solid-coloring of objects built from rectangular bricks. I am currently doing research with Dr. Ralph Smith on mathematical modeling for materials science.

Honors and Awards:
Sigma Xi (national science honors society), 2011
Amherst College Fellowship, 2011
Howard Hughes Fellowship, 2001
Jeffrey Modell Scholarship, 1999

Professional Memberships:
American Mathematical Society (AMS), 2011-present
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), 2011-present
Sigma Xi, 2011-present

Awesome Links:
Gauss Facts
Vi Hart's math blog
xkcd