Results of the 2012 Essay Contest Biographies of Contemporary Women in Mathematics

posted Jun 27, 2012, 7:00 PM by AWM Web Editor   [ updated Apr 18, 2013, 3:50 PM ]


Dr. Mythily Ramaswamy: Making a Difference, One Equation at a Time
By: Gitanjali Lakshminarayanan, Vanguard High School
Ocala, FL
(The essay was about Dr. Mythily Ramaswamy of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Math Center in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.)

Undergraduate Level Winner

“Prof. Araceli Medina Bonifant: A Rare Gem”
By: Rose Mathews, Stony Brook University (SUNY)
Stony Brook, NY
(The essay was about Dr. Araceli Medina Bonifant of Stony Brook University.)

Undergraduate Level Honorable Mention

An Inspirational Actuary
By: Cheri Morris, Hampton University
Hampton, VA
(The essay was about Ms. Mischelle Schweickert of Kaiser Permanente.)


High School Level Winner

Same as Grand Prize Winner
High School Level Honorable Mention
The Origin of Math-Teacher: a Biography of Shari DeRossett
By: Rebecca Frederick, Lakota West High School
West Chester, OH
(The essay was about Ms. Shari DeRossett of Lakota West High School.)

Shelly Harvey: Knot your typical California Girl!
Anita Rao, Dawson High School
Pearland, TX
(The essay was about Dr. Shelly Harvey of Rice University.)


Middle School Level Winner

A Life in the Circle: Tatiana Shubin, Ph.D.
By: Lilith Sarkar, Castillero Middle School
San Jose, CA
(The essay was about Dr. Tatiana Shubin of San Jose State University.)

Middle School Level Honorable Mention

Ms. Sheila Krilov: A Teacher's Return
By: Flavia Sinha, Hunter College High School.
New York, NY
(The essay was about Ms. Sheila Krilov of Hunter College High School.)
“A Woman to Lead the Way”
Nary Touch, Southwest Early College Campus
Kansas City, MO
(The essay was about Dr. Swati DebRoy of University of the Missouri Kansas City.)