Results of the 2005 AWM Essay Contest: Biographies of Contemporary Women in Mathematics

posted Jul 8, 2010, 4:04 PM by Glenna Buford   [ updated Jul 8, 2010, 8:16 PM by AWM Editor ]

GRAND PRIZE

"Discovering Mathematics in Nature: Dr. Linda Smolka", by Arica Fong, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

COLLEGE

1st Place: "Discovering Mathematics in Nature: Dr. Linda Smolka", by Arica Fong, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Honorable Mention: "Only Do It If You Love It: Dr. Hortensia Soto-Johnson", by Maggie Aschenbrenner, University of Northern Colorado, Monument, Colorado.

GRADES 9-12

1st Place: "The Perseverance of a Woman in Actuarial Science: Nancy Myers", by Tyler Wottrich, Roseville Area High School, Roseville, Minnesota.

Honorable Mention: "Mrs. Christine Schive: Breaking the Mold", by Natalya Kostandova, John W. North High School, Riverside, California.

GRADES 6-8

1st Place: "The Beauty of Mathematics: An Interview with Mrs. Pallavi Shah", by Nina Kamath, Joaquin Miller Middle School, Saratoga, California.

Honorable Mention: "Dr. Concha Gomez: A Role Model for Female Mathematicians", by Rhitwika Sensharma, Lake Braddock Secondary School, Burke, Virginia.