Stacy Hoehn is the 2009 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award recipient in the Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. The Shaheen Award recognizes one outstanding graduate student from each of the four divisions of the Graduate School, acknowledging excellence in one or more of the following areas: grades, research, publications, fellowships or other awards, teaching, and mentoring.

"Hoehnâ€™s (mathematics) research and dissertation focus on geometric topology, which involves investigating mathematical objects, called high-dimensional manifolds, that do not have boundaries. In her dissertation, she solved a problem related to a theory of higher order algebraic K-theory that had puzzled mathematicians for many years.

In her first year of graduate studies, Hoehn received a prestigious three-year Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF). She also won the Department of Mathematicsâ€™ Richard Sady Prize for best performance in the first-year courses. Her work has attracted the attention of researchers both at Notre Dame and elsewhere. She has been invited to deliver talks on her area of expertise at five other institutions and has given eight talks at seminars at the University.

Hoehn has been awarded an NSF postdoctoral fellowship to study at Vanderbilt University. She is the first Notre Dame mathematics student to win this highly prestigious award". The Graduate School

Congratulations Stacy