Associate Professor of Mathematics Dan McQuillan, PhD, was recently awarded an Independent Study Leave through Faculty Development. Dan’s work focuses on a theoretical area of mathematics known as graph theory, which utilizes complex mathematics to calculate the crossing numbers of complete graphs. During his time at Norwich, Dan has mentored 15 undergraduate students in research, has consistently acquired summer research fellowships, and has maintained significant collaborations in his work with faculty at other institutions. Most importantly, he has contributed–and published–completely new ways of solving problems related to graph theory that have major significance in the field. Congratulations, Dan!