Results of the 2009 AWM Essay Contest: Biographies of Contemporary Women in Mathematics

posted Jul 8, 2010, 4:12 PM by Glenna Buford   [ updated Oct 8, 2010, 5:57 AM by AWM Web Editor ]

GRAND PRIZE

"The Charm of Topology - Dr. Joan Birman: Mathematics is very beautiful! ," by Wai-Ting Lam, at St. Francis College Ore Creek, Brooklyn, New York.

COLLEGE

"The Charm of Topology - Dr. Joan Birman: Mathematics is very beautiful! ," by Wai-Ting Lam, at St. Francis College Ore Creek, Brooklyn, New York.

GRADES 9-12

First Place: "Dr. Mahlet Tadesse: A Mathematician's Quest from Ethiopia to the United States ," by Christina Bax, National Cathedral School, Bethesda, Maryland.

Honorable Mention: "Music + Math = Linda Kadis," by Lena Sizikova, Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, California.

Honorable Mention: "Dr. Laura Gunn - Family Misfit," by Carmen Ng, Monte Vista High School, Danville, California.

GRADES 6-8

First Place: "Maria Droujkova: Beautiful Math is All About the People ," by Angela Pham, Francis of Assisi School, North Tustin, California.

Honorable Mention: "Falls in Love with Math and Science: Biography of Dr. Shaheen Rab ," by Nur Kose, Kose Homeschooling, New Castle, Delaware.