November 27, 2015 | Zoetermeer (NL)

Ten mathematics students win Young Talent Encouragement Awards

Ten students of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics will be awarded the Young Talent Encouragement Award (Jong Talent Aanmoedigingsprijs) of five hundred euros for their academic results during the first half of the academic year on November 30 at the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW) in Haarlem. These students earned the highest grades in the field of mathematics. The Young Talent Encouragement Awards are made available by ORTEC to promote the study of mathematics.

Gerrit Timmer, CFO at ORTEC, is presenting these awards to: Tysger Boelens (RUG), Harold Nieuwboer (VU), Michel Zoeteman (Leiden University), Paul Donkers (TU Delft), Bastiaan Cnossen (UvA), Wouter Fokkema (University of Twente), Thomas Bakx (Utrecht University), Bas Verseveldt (Utrecht University), Jeroen Winkel (Radboud University Nijmegen) and Timo Bras (TU Eindhoven).
A total of 51 Young Talent Encouragement Awards will be presented to promising science and technology students on November 30 at the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities in Haarlem. More than half of these students earned an average grade of nine or higher on their exams. Two students earned nothing but tens. Several of the students earned a Bachelor’s degree in two programs or were enrolled in an honors program. Around ten percent of the winners are female.

Eleven Graduation Awards (ranging from 2,000 to 5,000 euros) will also be presented this year.
The ASML Graduation Award for Mathematics in the amount of 2,000 euros was won by Yoeri Dijkstra (TU Delft) for his research into currents in estuaries.

Important criteria for the Young Talent Encouragement Awards are innovative character, theoretic foundation and significance for society. The KHMW in Haarlem juries and presents the awards. Young Talent Awards will once again be presented to talented students next year. For more information, visit