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Naval Academy Graduate Receives Award for Operations Research

Posted on: June 26, 2013 08:00 EDT by Lt. Teng K. Ooi and Capt. Linda J. Beltra

The Mathematics Department is proud to congratulate one of our distinguished graduates, Ensign Taylor Boosmann, who was awarded the 2013 National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Prize for excellence in the area of operations research.

This award recognizes and honors Boosmann’s superior scholastic academic achievements, her demonstrated accomplishments in athletics and extracurricular activities, and her commitment to serve in the military.  

As part of her honors mathematics major, Boosmann completed a project titled “Staff Scheduling Academic Radiologists,” where she designed models and implemented algorithms to help radiologists at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Wash. 

“She took ownership over a challenging operations research problem and successfully investigated both practical and theoretical aspects of the problem,” said Naval Academy mathematics professor Dr. David Phillips.

Boosmann graduated with honors in the top 5 percent of her class and will attend George Mason University where she will pursue a master’s degree in operations research. After completing her degree she will enter the Navy’s nuclear submarine community.

“I've never been the brightest student, but have always worked hard and genuinely enjoyed operations research,” Boosmann says. “For that reason, being recognized in this way has truly been an honor.”  

The award was presented by Dr. Linda Corinne Mistler, the Maryland State Regent for the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. 


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