Results of the 2007 AWM Essay Contest: Biographies of Contemporary Women in Mathematics

posted Jul 8, 2010, 4:09 PM by Glenna Buford   [ updated Jul 8, 2010, 8:45 PM by AWM Editor ]

GRAND PRIZE

"The Creation of a Female Mathematician: Ms. Melanie Wood," by Leena Shah, Hartland Middle School at Ore Creek, Brighton, Michigan.

COLLEGE

First Place: "Dr. Marjorie Senechal: What do Silk, Crystals, Culture, and History Have in Common?," by Sarah Budrus, Hollins University, Huntington, West Virginia.

GRADES 9-12

First Place: "Dr. Rita Hibschweiler: Exploring the Pure Beauty of Mathematics," by Elizabeth Faiella, (homeschooled), Northwood, New Hampshire.

Honorable Mention: "Mrs. Ann Weber: Hard Work Pays Off," by Haley Kossek, Elk Rapids High School, Williamsburg, Michigan.

GRADES 6-8

First Place: "The Creation of a Female Mathematician: Ms. Melanie Wood," by Leena Shah, Hartland Middle School at Ore Creek, Brighton, Michigan.

Honorable Mention: "Dr. Eve Riskin: Engineer, Professor, Role Model," by Helen A Rawlins, Brier Terrace Middle School, Bothell, Washington.