Sandrine Teixidor, PhD
Mark Lotts '12 was a mathematics and computer science major whose research was published twice. In summer 2011, he participated in a mathematics National Science Foundation-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. In 2012, Lotts participated in R-MC's Schapiro Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. He worked with Computer Science Professor John Rabung with the goal of improving lower bounds for van der Waerden numbers. Lotts worked as a calculus and computer science tutor at the Higgins Academic Center, and as a writing tutor at the Writing Center. The religious studies minor was on the Dean's List every semester of his college career, and on April 20, 2012 he was inducted into R-MC's Phi Beta Kappa chapter and received the prestigious John B. and Anita S. Werner Award, which is given annually to one or two graduating seniors who have been elected to PBK and who have made especially outstanding contributions to the college. During his tenure at R-MC, Lotts also received the Douglas W. Foard Phi Beta Kappa Award and the Richard E. Grove Award (for outstanding achievement in computer science), and he was a two-time recipient of the T. McNider Simpson Jr. Scholarship, which is awarded annually on the basis of academic achievement, creative leadership and a catholicity of interests.