Results of the 2002 AWM Essay Contest: Biographies of Contemporary Women in Mathematics

posted Jul 8, 2010, 3:51 PM by Glenna Buford   [ updated Jul 8, 2010, 7:46 PM by AWM Editor ]

GRAND PRIZE

Peggy Tang Strait: A Pioneer in Uncharted Territory by Alyssa Chase, Townsend Harris High School, Flushing, New York.

GRADUATE SCHOOL

1st Place: Renu Laskar: Changing Obstacles into Opportunities by Jeffrey B. Farr, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina.

COLLEGE

1st Place: Dr. Fern Hunt: Mastering Chaos in Theory and in Life by Alicia Richardson, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland

Honorable Mention: The Sky is the Limit When it Comes to Mathematics: Dionne Price by Megan McKinney, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

GRADES 9-12

1st Place: Peggy Tang Strait: A Pioneer in Uncharted Territory by Alyssa Chase, Townsend Harris High School, Flushing, New York.

Honorable Mention: Dr. Patricia D. Hough: A Shining Example of Women in Mathematics by Francesca Pizarro, Townsend Harris High School, Flushing, New York.

Honorable Mention: Marie Demlova: Czech Citizen of the World of Mathematics by Jason Novick, Townsend Harris High School, Flushing, New York.

GRADES 6-8

1st Place: Dr. Lois Williams: A One of a Kind Dynamo by Ross Caton, Jack Jouett Middle School, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Honorable Mention: Right on Target with Math: An Interview with Mrs. Tina Gemmill by Jonathan Lesher, Dahlgren School, Dahlgren, Virginia.

Honorable Mention: Building Great Things: Jacqueline L. True by Alex Armfield, LaSalle Springs Middle School, Wildwood, Missouri.