ESSAY CONTEST:


BIOGRAPHIES OF CONTEMPORARY WOMEN IN

MATHEMATICS

 
 
Open to: Students Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Undergraduates
Request deadline: January 10 each year
Submission deadline: January 31 each year

SPONSORED BY:





Announcing the winners of the 2014 contest

List of schools whose students submitted essays

ABOUT THE CONTEST

To increase awareness of women's ongoing contributions to the mathematical sciences, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and Math for America are co-sponsoring an essay contest for biographies of contemporary women mathematicians and statisticians in academic, industrial, and government careers. 

The essays will be based primarily on an interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical sciences career. This contest is open to students in the following categories: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, and College Undergraduate. At least one winning submission will be chosen from each category. Winners will receive a prize, and their essays will be published online at the AWM web site. Additionally, a grand prize winner will have his or her submission published in the AWM Newsletter.

The Deadline for the AWM Essay Contest is January 31 each year. 
 

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS TO BE INTERVIEWED

We are currently seeking women mathematicians to volunteer as the subjects of these essays. For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, contact Dr. Heather Lewis, the contest organizer, by email at hlewis5@naz.edu.