Spring 2019 Student Awards

Congratulations to Destiny Diaz, Julia V. Quebral, Michael Montoro, Anthony Taboni, David Tallents, and Matthew Eichhorn

UB's 15th Annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence recognized five UB Mathematics students: Destiny Diaz, Michael Montoro, Julia V. Quebral, Anthony R. Taboni, and David Tallents. Our students are receiving various awards for outstanding work. The event began with the CURCA Poster Celebration, followed by the Awards Ceremony. The celebration, April 25, 2019, attracted a wide-range of UB community to the annual event to recognize the outstanding academic contributions of our students, faculty and research mentors. 

15th Annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence

Awards presented at the 15th Annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence include:

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship 
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support ($40,000 per year plus tuition waiver and fees) for graduate study leading to research-based masters or doctoral degrees in mathematical, physical, biological, engineering and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science.

  • Destiny Diaz, Mathematics (Winner)
  • Michael Montoro, Mathematics (Nominee)
  • Anthony Taboni, Mathematics (Honorable Mention)

SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Student Excellence
This special award honors SUNY students who have best demonstrated and been recognized for their integration of academic excellence with other aspects of their lives, which may include leadership, athletics, career achievement, community service or creative and performing arts. See the article UB Now.

  • Destiny Diaz, Mathematics
  • Julia V. Quebral, Mathematics; Physics
  • Anthony R. Taboni, Mathematics; Political Science


Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, this award offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in eleven critical need foreign languages. The CLS Program is part of the National Security Language Initiative, a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages.

  • David Tallents, Mathematics (Nominee)

Fellows travel to Washington, DC, to learn about leadership and governance and to explore careers in public service.

  • David Tallents, Mathematics (Winner)