Jim Morrow


Jim Morrow is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematics. He has served two terms as Undergraduate Program Director and one term as Graduate Program Director. He has been the director of Mathday, an annual one-day festival of mathematics that is held on the campus of the University of Washington and attracts over 1600 high school students and teachers from the Northwest. Since 1988 he has directed a summer undergraduate research program (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) that is funded by the National Science Foundation. This program attracts outstanding students from across the United States to spend eight weeks working on projects under his direction. As a high school sophomore and junior Professor Morrow attended summer programs that were sponsored by the National Science Foundation. He was awarded a scholarship to Caltech and originally intended to major in chemistry. However he found that mathematics was his real love and received his BS in mathematics from Caltech. He was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship to study mathematics at Stanford. He received his PhD there under the Direction of Kunihiko Kodaira, a recipient of the Fields Medal (which is mathematics' version of the Nobel Prize). He has been in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Washington since 1969, after an initial appointment at the University of California at Berkeley during the years 1967-1969.

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