16 Aug

Michael Lacey is Paving the Way for Future Mathematicians Through His Teaching

Michael Lacey is not your average mathematician. A simple look through his C.V shows that he has more experience in the field than many his age. This stems from the fact that Michael Lacey genuinely loves mathematics. As a result, he quickly grabs every opportunity available to him to advance his understanding of mathematical concepts.

It is, therefore, unsurprising that Mr. Lacey’s passion for the field drove him to become one of the most respected mathematics instructors in the country. Today, he serves as a professor at Georgia Institution of Technology’s School of Mathematics. Michael Lacey held this position for the last 16 years now but has been in the teaching profession since completing his doctoral studies in 1988.

As with all other scholars, Michael Lacey is serious about adding on to the current scope of knowledge in his field. Consequently, he has over the undertaken a number of studies and had numerous research papers covering various mathematical concepts published.

For example, for his doctoral thesis, Mr. Lacey tackled the issue of probability in Banach Spaces. Additionally, he also explored the law of integrated logarithm, with particular regard for empirical characteristic functions. Since then, he has expanded his area of research and has authored more than one hundred published papers.

The number and amounts he has received for his research grants over the years are proof that institutions of higher learning see him as a quality mathematician. His highest grant was $2.1 million received from NSF as part of the VIGRE award.

He also received a $730,000 from NSF MCTP to complete an Undergraduate Program. All in all, being entrusted with millions of dollars time and again is a testament to Mr. Lacey’s hardworking and honest character.

Over the course of his long and illustrious career, Michael Lacey has been awarded and honored by a number of organizations in the United States and beyond.

His very first award came three years after the completion of his doctorate in the form of being named an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow. Seven years later, he was one of the two individuals awarded Prix Salem by the Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University.

The following year he was then awarded a 45-minute slot to speak during the International Congress of Mathematics. In 2004 and 2008 he was again named a fellow, this time by Guggenheim and Fullbright respectively. In 2012 he was named a Simons fellow and was again a year later names an American Mathematical Society Fellow.

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3 Aug

Keep Giving!

Dick and Betsy DeVos have just lifted the veil and broken their last record in charitable giving contributions all around, and they plan to only go further: $139 million dollars in total charity giving is only but a small number when it comes to the many needs that today’s postmodern society faces, after all; this number is affirmed as a small stepping stone into what the couple truly hopes to attribute in the many years to come as Dick wisely notes. There is never too much that one can give as needs will always arise; that is why Dick and his wife have donated hundreds, thousands and even millions to certain charitable causes that they have deemed in true need and are always on the lookout for more. Dick and Betsy believe in the solid importance of a true education in America, and that alone is perhaps why they have given so much money away to schools, nonprofit institutions for higher education and other similar entities: They believe that the next generation of U.S. heroes and leaders lie in our very schools today, so they thus affirm their desire to make the best form of education for all – once and for all though it may not always be easy.

 

Let’s face it: Today’s education system is somewhat in a slump though it has begun to change for the better, ever since President Donald Trump took office and appointed Betsy DeVos as his Secretary of Education. As a result, Americans are beginning to have hope that this country can perhaps be great again as it once was, particularly in its educational sectors. Our current school systems have simply not challenged their students enough and have lowered their quality of education overall, which – as many note – we, as a society, will pay for in years to come. Yet all is not lost; President Obama’s free giveaways and incitements toward laziness are now slowly fading away, and it is time for a new light to shine – American education that now delivers once more – through Dick and Betsy DeVos, along with top leaders like them.

 

One may also find new status updates on the DeVoses’ appearance in the news, as well as their newest philanthropy contributions, on Twitter and LinkedIn. A recent MLive interview was just featured online as well, one in which Dick was exclusively interviewed and purged for his many secrets to success and more. In the interview, which already has more than 3,000 shares on the online article page, Dick laid it all out: the good, the bad and the not so good. He fervently stressed the importance of giving back, especially for one’s own well-being.