Results of the 2001 AWM Essay Contest: Biographies of Contemporary Women in Mathematics

posted Jul 8, 2010, 3:45 PM by Glenna Buford   [ updated Jul 8, 2010, 7:44 PM by AWM Editor ]

The 2001 contest was sponsored by the Computer Science Research Institute at Sandia National Labs.

GRAND PRIZE

Women In Mathematical Sciences: To Infinity and Beyond! A Biographical Essay on Dr. Toni Galvin by Alexandra McKinney, Londonderry Middle School, Londonberry, New Hampshire.

GRADUATE SCHOOL

1st Place: A Moment with Vera Pless by Susan D'Agostino, Dartmouth College.

Honorable Mention: Overcoming Gender Biases in Mathematics: An Interview with Dr. Linda Sons by Amanda Mahmoud, Northern Illinois University.

COLLEGE

1st Place: Tasha Inniss by Charles Moffit, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.

Honorable Mention: An Unexpected Mathematician: Lara Schmidt by Amy Chin, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey.

Honorable Mention: It Takes One to Make One: Biography of Dr. Amy Shell by Jenilee McAnulty, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.

HIGH SCHOOL

1st Place: Biographical Essay: Misha E. Kilmer by Sana Ahmed, Townsend Harris High School, Flushing, New York.

Honorable Mention: Joan Feigenbaum by Jessica Berger, Townsend Harris High School, Flushing, New York.

Honorable Mention: Lenore Cowen by Marlo Dublin, Townsend Harris High School, Flushing, New York.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

1st Place: Women In Mathematical Sciences: To Infinity and Beyond! A Biographical Essay on Dr. Toni Galvin by Alexandra McKinney, Londonderry Middle School, Londonberry, New Hampshire.

Honorable Mention: Sharon Lozano by Sarah Overton, O. Henry Middle School, Austin, Texas.

Honorable Mention: Biography of Dr. Elizabeth Chambliss by Evan Gilliland, O. Henry Middle School, Austin, Texas.

Honorable Mention: Trista Giacalone by Alex Maccaro, Oyster Bay High School, Oyster Bay, New York.


Some essays have been modified for posting on the AWM web site.